Personalize your gifts with these festive DIYs that easily transform your brown paper packages into a few of your favorite things this holiday season. Just stock up on an assortment of beautiful ribbons, kraft paper and fresh or faux greenery! Then, have fun creating personalized toppers for your packages with a few of these tips. These Christmas gift wrap ideas were originally featured in Modern Texas Living magazine. View the beautiful lifestyle magazine, here.
Use alphabet letter stamps and copper ink to personalize plain gift tags with the recipient’s name. Finish with satin ribbon and a handmade ornament. For instance, string together a few beads for a simple DIY ornament. You can find a letter/number stamp set at a craft store or on Amazon. For example, here is a set here for $15.
Trim family photographs and card stock into the shape of a gift tag with angled corners and a punched hole. For example, cut a rectangle shape using a ruler to mark straight lines. Then, snip the corners off the top of the picture. Lastly, punch a hole in the top to run ribbon through. The photo should be about 1/4 of an inch smaller than the paper for a layered look. Photographs can be of the recipient or giver.
Extra tip: Layer narrow ribbon over wider ribbons to bring a color scheme together.
Add wood or chipboard letters in the gift recipient’s initial to the package. Wooden letters can be found from Target Dollar Spot or Walmart for $1. Embellish with paint for a more elegant look. For example, I painted monogram wooden letters with a DecoArt paint pen within a few seconds. This is a great way to personalize gift wrapping!
Tuck a few sprigs of greenery into the ribbon. Fresh greenery will bring you packages to life and add a seasonal scent reminiscent of the holidays. However, faux garland will look just as good. Christmas gift wrap can be simple and affordable, yet beautiful.
Coordinated papers and ribbons make it fun to mix and match, but also create a casual elegance to your gifts under the tree. Usually, I buy plain Kraft or simple yet classic gift wrap paper instead of holiday or birthday printed paper. I think it is fun to personalize my toppers and build on simple gift wrap instead. In addition, I don’t have to store lots of themed wrapping paper. With a few simple craft supplies, I can quickly create a beautifully wrapped gift for family and friends.
Thank you for stopping by the Cuter Tudor. You can find me on Instagram @cutertudor. If you love coordinated gift wrapping as much as I do, come pin with me on Pinterest. I have a collection of the cutest Christmas gift wrap ideas, here.
Above all, have a wonderful holiday season! Most importantly, remember the best gift of all is salvation in the Lord Almighty. There is no greater gift you could receive this Christmas than God forgiving you of the sin that separates you from him and coming to dwell inside of you by his Holy Spirit.