This article was written for Annabel & Grace, which is now part of Rest Less.
Have you done all your Christmas shopping? Now is the time to bring all of your creative energy to work and make sure your gifts look perfect under the Christmas tree. I am hopeless at gift wrapping but this year I decided, as I have more time, to put in a little more effort. So I did some research and found some innovative gift wrapping ideas.
Gift wrapping with fabric
This technique called Furoshiki Bow Wrap is very new to me. Whilst it is made to look very simple it does involve buying some lovely double-sided fabric. However it is reusable so this is very eco-friendly.
Life-changing Gift Wrapping Hacks
This video has been so helpful. Simple tricks to solve those gift wrapping problems for example not enough paper, how to make a gift bag out of paper or a loo roll!
How to make the perfect Bow
I liked this idea but it involves so much ribbon be warned!!
Some fun ideas
Feature Rudolph all over your wrapping paper by using your thumb and colorful ink pads to recreate this pattern.
Dress up brown paper with festive coloured masking tape, alternating horizontal and vertical strips to mimic ribbon. A snowflake fashioned from frayed striped paper straws becomes the crowning glory.
For this patterned ode to Christmas trees, all you need is brown paper, black craft paper and some black and white ribbon. Simple yet effective and so impressive.
Sprigs of rosemary and berries perk up these presents wrapped in brown paper.
I love this one.
Bring the North Pole to your home for Christmas with the spirit of Santa Claus right in your wrapping paper.
Get the tutorial at No Biggie.
I hope these ideas have inspired you and you won’t be joining me on Christmas Eve desperately trying to get everything wrapped and running out of tape, ribbon and even paper. I am determined this year is going to be an improvement on my previous efforts.