Brown paper packages tied up with string….and all kinds of embellishments! Hey, wrapping can be overwhelming I get it, but want to know a secret? If you aren’t the most precise wrapper, a little ribbon and pretty ad ons hide a multitude of wrapping wrinkles and more. I love to dress up packages with all kinds of trinkets and baubles. This year our main tree is a woodland theme, so I decided to carry that theme into the gift wrap as well.
I like to start with a color pallet when wrapping gifts. Then I mix patterns and prints in that color scheme. It’s also a good idea to grab a few solids that you can use all year long too. This year I’m using solid black and white, then mixing in a few patterns. Another paper I love to use year round and especially at Christmas is good ole brown. It looks great with any ribbon and can really add a lot of character to a package if embellished.
Mixing pattens and textures really gives a more upscale designer look. I’m combining satin, velvet and black flannel plaid to my gift wrap. I also love to add check, dots and various patterns to the solid paper.
The secret to fun packages are the special touches you add. This can be with something as simple as a little ornament, a piece of greenery or a fun trinket. Search dollar stores and craft stores for small items that you can attach to your gifts. I love to get unique ornament to dress up gifts and even as name tags.
Gather up a fun collection of small ornaments and trinkets to tie to gift bags and uniquely wrapped boxes.
I love to grab ornaments that might be related to what the recipient is interested in. I found the cutest little knit ornaments for our grand-babies gifts.
This collection turned our to be the perfect accompaniment to our woodland tree. I’m so happy with the variety of wrapping I selected and had so much fun putting them all together. For more Christmas inspiration you can check out these posts Beautiful Woodlands Christmas Tree, Christmas Gift Guides And Ideas, How To Create A Beautiful Christmas Mantel With Faux Greenery