Looking for some unique ways to wrap your Christmas gifts this year?
We’ve got you covered with several ideas to make your gift wrapping a stand-out among all the other gifts.
Embellish your Christmas gifts with a unique bow and ribbons or you can add some additional toppers or accessories to make your gift entirely individual and unique.
Embellish with Unique Wrapping and Bows
Now that you have finished wrapping your Christmas gifts with wrapping paper, you may want to add some more pizazz to the gift by embellishing it with some ribbons and bows.
Whether you wrapped your gifts in Christmas themed paper, some gold or silver metallic wrapping paper or maybe even some muted brown paper, the addition of any combination of ribbons and/or bows will make the gift even more appealing and attractive.
Wrap with Classic Metallic Ribbon and Bows
The easiest way to juge-up your gift wrapping this Christmas is to add a traditional metallic bow to your traditionally wrapped gift. And if you are a little more creative or have more time, you can add some red, green, white, gold or silver metallic ribbon.
Even this simple addition of some extra ribbon and a bow instantly adds to the allure of your Christmas gift.
For both of these wrapping extras, most of you already have these available to you in your home so…no excuses not to make your gift extra special.
Wrap with Decorative Craft or Sewing Ribbon
If you are a sewer or crafter, you are sure to have some extra ribbon lying around. Go into your sewing room or craft supplies, get some ribbon and make yourself a beautiful bow.
Use different colors of ribbon to make the gifts look really unique. As long as the gift wrapping paper is Christmas themed – or red, green or metallic – just about any color of ribbon will do the trick.
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Wrap with Decorative Drapery Cording
If you are already searching through your craft or sewing stash, grab some of your extra drapery cording. Perhaps you have some cording trim with some metallic in it – even better.
Regardless of the color of the cording trim, it will add an instant touch of glam to your Christmas gift.
Check your local classified ads for people clearing out their sewing rooms and / or craft supplies. You can probably get some of this pretty trim for a next to nothing.
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Wrap with Simple Red Yard
For the knitter our there, go to your yard stash, find some red, green, white or metallic yard to wrap your gift. Finish it off with a hand tied bow. So Christmasy, and so easy.
Using some yard to decorate your gift is a great idea for any child who wants to help with your Christmas gift wrapping. The reason being: yarn is much easier to wrap and tie than the traditional metallic Christmas wrapping ribbon. The metallic ribbon tends to be much more slippery and harder to tie neatly.
Wrap with Twine or Raffia
You can see that these gifts done with a silver and metallic box are wrapped in simple and neutral twine for a easy, and natural gift look. If you or your gift recipient love nature, this is a great gift wrapping choice.
Surely you have some twine on hand so this gift decoration is an easy no-brainer.
Wrap with Battery Powered String of Lights
Imagine your gift being lit up with a string of lights. It will definitely get noticed. Make sure you have enough battery power to last for the time the gift will be under the tree.
To save the batteries, you can turn the lights off at the same time you turn off your Christmas tree lights.
Embellish with Gift Toppers
To make that Christmas gift wrapping even more unique, embellish it by adding gift toppers in the form of decorative accessories or small gifts.
Take a look at some of our gift accessorizing ideas that you can either add alone or add to the ribbons and bows to make your gift even more extraordinary.
Embellish with Pine Cones and Branches
Got some pine trees in your backyard, or local park or forest?
Pick up a few, dry them out and add them as a decorative accessory on your Christmas gifts. While you are out in the great outdoors gathering pine cones, look for fallen cedar or pine branches which can also be used as a decorative accent for your gifts.
If you don’t have access to the just-fallen pine cones, you can surely buy a package at your local craft store.
If you have some extra time, and a little extra paint – white or silver metallic – you can dress up your pine cones to make them even more extra special.
Simply put a small amount of paint into a flat dish and quickly roll your pine cones around. This will leave only the tips painted – giving a snowy appearance.
Let dry and add them to your Christmas gifts as a special adornment. If you have some extra painted tipped pine cones, put them in a glass bowl for a decorative Christmas center piece.
Embellish with Christmas Ornaments
Easily add another small gift to the larger gift in the box by attaching a Christmas tree ornament to the top of the gift.
Not only does this add to the gift giving but it adds to the beauty and uniqueness of the gift appearance.
Top off your gift with a purchased ornament of make your own and attach it for a super special gift. Be careful though, it may turn out that the tree ornament will be remembered more than the bigger gift inside.
Embellish with Christmas Crackers
For an extra bit of instant fun, attach a Christmas cracker to your gift.
Simply use some ribbon, wrap one of the twisted ends and attach to your gift. So much fun…so easy to do! And…perfect for kids – big ones and small ones!
Embellish with Candy Canes
Add a Christmas classic to your gift wrapping accessories with the addition of some candy canes.
Topping off your Christmas gifts with a candy cane or two will give your recipients a sweet little treat outside of the bigger gift inside the package. Depending on their age, a candy cane may bring the biggest smile of all.
Embellish with Cinnamon Sticks
A nice and very appropriate addition for a Christmas gift topper is a small cinnamon stick.
Get that beautiful and traditional Christmas scent as well as an appealing natural decoration for the top of your gift. Pair the cinnamon sticks with other natural wrappings and toppers such as twine, rope and a few pine cones for a completely natural-look gift.
And after the gift has been opened, put the cinnamon sticks in some simmering water so the whole house can enjoy the sweet simmering cinnamon scent.
Embellish with Custom Tags
Even a very decorative name tag can add to the beauty of a gift. You can probably find some of these in your local craft store or you can easily make these yourself.
Cut out some craft board or lightweight cardboard in various sizes and shapes. Use string, yarn, raffia, twine or ribbon to make the tag attachments. Decorate the tags with stickers, stamps, markers or for the very crafty and artistic person, paint.
Embellish with Scrabble Letters
Using some wooden Scrabble game letters is a really cute gift accessorizing idea. You get some dimension and the message all in one.
This gift accessorizing idea may be a little more out of reach for some of you…as you may not have any ‘extra’ Scrabble letters in your world. For you Scrabble lovers, you will most likely not want to break-up your game for this.
One option is to use some removable double sided tape to add the message in wooden letters to the gift. Remove them after the gift has been opened so, no letters lost.
If you don’t own a scrabble game or don’t want to risk losing a letter or two, you can check out your local thrift store for a Scrabble game with letters included, and use that – at will.
Make your Gift Wrapping Unique
With these gift wrapping and adornment ideas, your Christmas gifts will be the ones to get noticed. And just like with food – the better it looks, the better it tastes. A gift which looks most appealing will be the one they remember the most.
Use the gift wrapping and gift toppers ideas here or get creative yourself. Take a walk around your home or craft area and who knows what you may find. Let me know what you come up with! Wrap, wrap away! And make sure to have some fun along the way!
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