Crafty Christmas
gift wrapping

Give your Christmas gifts a personal touch with these simple and inexpensive packaging ideas. The kids can help wrap gifts and will love creating the decorations and tags to attach to them.

Get krafty
Wrapping your gifts in plain kraft paper is the perfect blank canvas for decorating. It looks earthy and natural
and there are tons of ways to pretty it up and add your own touch. Collect used cardboard boxes in which to place the gifts and they will be easier to wrap.

Get creative!
Wrap paper doilies, washi tape or jute around the gift once wrapped. Slip dried flowers, colourful leaves, sprigs
of rosemary or lavender, pine, or holly into the ribbon or twine to upgrade kraft paper. Kids can also make their own decorations out of Christmas paper or cards. Stamping, thumb prints or stencilling on the kraft makes for the perfectly personalised gift wrap.

Think outside the box
Get creative by using part of the gift as the wrapping. Braai or oven mitts make the perfect packaging for
utensils or wrap your gift in a useful scarf or tea towel. Slip a bottle of good wine into a sock and use the other sock to make a bow. 

Material world
Fabric wrapped gifts, using recycled textiles as gift wrapping is an alternative zero waste concept. Furoshiki is a Japanese gift wrapping technique using fabric instead of paper. Not only would it be a beautiful addition under your tree this season, but fabric can be reused, making it a greener choice. 

Jars of joy
Cleaned out glass jars are great for
repurposing. Sweets, chocolates or homemade cookies make wonderful gifts in a jar. Tie a ribbon or twine
around the top for a festive adornment.

Make cards and tags
Making Christmas cards and gift tags with the kids saves money and is tons of fun – a good way to keep them busy on a rainy December day! They can cut out shapes from old Christmas cards or paint their own. Just stock up with lots of glue, glitter, paint and coloured card.

Be the first to know

Subscribe to Mom’s Notes


Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)

Follow by Email