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Take your Christmas wrapping skills up a notch these holidays with these 16 gorgeous, nature-inspired Christmas wrapping ideas that will make even the most regular gift stand out from the rest.
I’ve been running a Christmas Cookie sweatshop at our place this past week.
We decided to DIY our Christmas gifts this year so everyone and their cousin are getting homemade Christmas cookies from our family.
The kids have been cookie cutting like they were back in preschool. Thank goodness their Cookie creations taste a little better than they look.
Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas
We have been experimenting a little with how best to wrap our delicious Christmas cookies.
Last year I was a little obsessed with Mason jars, so I wanted to do something a little different this time round. I found these cookie boxes with the little window and thought I was all done, but after an evening spent browsing Pinterest – while my hubby watched his gold mining shows (he’s obsessed with them) – I decided that I wanted to wrap all 15 cookie boxes. I’m loving the whole ‘nature and brown paper thing’. And best of all – I’ve only had to buy one roll of brown paper so far. It comes in a 100ft roll! It’s enough to wrap my entire house.
16 STUNNING Nature Inspired DIY Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas
1. DIY Christmas Tree Wrapping Toppers
These Gorgeous DIY Christmas Tree Wrapping toppers from Fellow Fellow are so cute, you’d be reluctant to even open your gift. They make great DIY Christmas Tree decorations too if you are looking for a fun and simple Christmas craft to do with the kids.
2. Potato Stamped DIY Christmas Wrapping Paper
Potato stamping may seem a little too basic, but the result is crazy effective. You can make any design you want. We use Christmas cookie cutters to make the shape in the potato and then chisel out the shape. Seriously takes about two minutes to make each stamp. My kids LOVE making their own wrapping paper. Here’s the tutorial on how to make your own potato stamps.
CHEAT TIP UPDATE ON THIS ONE: You can use the cookie cutter as a stamp if you just want the outline of the shape instead of blocking it out. It wasn’t my idea either. The kids just started playing around with the paint and cookie cutters (As they do) and it looked amazing.
3. Paper Straw Stars with Candy Cane Twine
4. Washi Tape Christmas Tree
If you are looking for a quick and simple way to package up a little treat or gift, then take a look at these Washi Tape Christmas Trees (see the tutorial here at Food Crafts and Family) This literally takes seconds to make and is oh so cute! We made a bunch of these as Christmas cards for family and friends. You can get brown cardstock that looks like paper bags which is the look we were going for, but feel free to change it up with multi colors or even white card. Washi tape comes in a ton of different thickness’ and colors. The hardest part is actually choosing which ones to use.
5. Recycled Tree Decorations
This was the first design we tried. Over the years, we’ve collected a stash of Christmas decorations, so we repurposed them by adding them to our wrapping. We tried to reproduce this design idea from So About What I Said and I think we did a great job (if you ask me :) – scroll down to the bottom of this post to see our finished wrapped gifts.
6. Pine Needle Wreath
I’m going to have to save this idea for next year as I only found it after I’d wrapped my gifts – but it was too pretty to leave out.
7. Reindeer Thumbprint Paper
Big kids and little kids are going to have loads of fun with this one. Use reusable ink pads for [less] mess. Otherwise my advise would be to take this DIY outside. Paint splattered fingerprints are difficult to contain.
Get the tutorial at Splash of Something
8. Wax Sealed Gift
Add a little old fashioned flair to your gift wrapping. Use melted wax to seal your yarn in place. If you want, you can add a little Christmas wax seal stamp for that finishing touch. This cute idea was found on liebesbotschaft.
9. Snow Flecked Wrapping Paper
This was fun. Make your own snow flecked wrapping paper with brown paper, white paint and an old toothbrush. You may get a little messy with this one, but it is worth it! Leave it to dry before adding your finishing touches.
10. Paper Gift Packets
I found these unique Gift Wrapping pockets on Country Living. Cut out your shape, stick it together and stuff with your gift. If you’re not in the mood to dust off the sewing machine, the hot glue gun works a treat too – just sayin’.
11. Car and Tree
Use a sharpie pen to add a little bit of fun to your gift.
Get the tutorial at Growing Spaces.
12. Word Puzzle Wrapping Paper
Another idea that didn’t quite make it under our tree this year, but I really will give this a go next year.
Get the tutorial at The Dieline.
13. Add a Photo instead of a tag
I really liked this idea from Artifact Uprising and photographer Emilie Anne Szabo, to add a little photograph to your gift. The black and white theme looks beautiful. These mini phone printers mean you can print photos directly from your phone without needing to be near your computer.
14. Peak inside Cut Out Shapes
15. Pom Pom Paper
Here’s some we made at Home
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