Text by Holly Seng
Embrace the holiday spirit and go all out this year with gift wrapping ideas as special as the treasures inside. From enticing embellishments to clever techniques for tags, discover ways to ensure a showstopping presentation.
Mix things up by adding cutouts of your favorite holiday motif to accent any style of wrapping paper—from classic to contemporary. Secured with adhesive spray and accessorized with graceful ribbon bows, the addition of these festive Santa images imparts an Old-World Christmas flair when paired with tartan patterns.
Stamp of Approval
Take a minimalistic approach with kraft paper encircled with twine, adding foraged finds to the neutral scheme for subtle sophistication. Gift tags enhanced with the elegant script of custom stamps by Sam Allen Creates impart a flawless finishing touch.
Stockings aren’t just for the mantel—especially when it comes to these miniature ones. While the embroidered embellishments are gifts on their own, they serve as a perfect pouch to incorporate winter berries, candy canes, or greenery to gifts.
Jenny Steffens Hobick brings Santa’s sleigh to life with the addition of jingle bells secured with velvet ribbon. An ideal accompaniment for everything from Christmas tree patterns to gingham wrapping paper, these melodious accents send forth a joyful ring.
While often a classic choice for homemade Valentine’s Day cards, doilies demonstrate their versatility as they serve as accents to Christmas packages. Showcase their delicate, snowflake-like silhouettes by layering these lacy circles. Apply dabs of glue to hold them together and wrap with ribbon, yarn, or twine to keep them in place.
Mad for Plaid
Nothing comprises Yuletide charm quite like plaid. From vintage tins to patterned paper, the possibilities abound for incorporating this festive find into your gift wrapping and décor. Opt for a classic red-and-green color combo or select an alternative palette that coordinates with your space.
Repurpose old Christmas cards to add a thoughtful touch to any gift. Trim a card to the preferred size and punch a hole in each end. Thread ribbon or twine through the holes and, voilà, instant eco-charm.