Making original and elegant packaging is an art. Follow our advice step by step, with new ways to present your gifts, and you will blow everyone away. The dates with the invisible friend, Santa Claus and the Magi do not give truce, so when we have to give gifts, it is difficult to surprise. Many times, the continent is just as important as the content. Well, this is our proposal for you to create packaging so original that it is almost worth opening them. Get to work and join the #zerowaste movement. Recycle all kinds of materials and gadgets, you have options to make Christmas balls with buttons or garlands with fabric scraps, but above all, and follow your intuition. The results will be brilliant.
A surefire trick is to name the gifts. It is important to avoid the wrong recipient, but it must be recognized that we all like to see our initials on a careful packaging. It is a detail that adds value and costs nothing. Personalize the packet with an ornament made by yourself, everyone will surely keep this keepsake and reuse it to hang on the fir tree next year. Take a look at our manual for making gifts with lettering.
The most ecological bet. Originality rules, but it will be better if you can give a new life to everyday objects. Rescue old maps or comics and use their drawings to pack with lots of art. Wrap with scraps of fabric, make bows with colored wool, or use brown bags, which you can close with painted wooden clothespins. Sustainability goes through recycling, so you will fall in love with these creations made with cans of preserves to give a new life to cans of preserves.
When you have to give a gift to someone who has everything or with very special tastes, throw yourself fully into the geek, geek or nerd universe. In addition to applying these ideas to decorate your home with very funny and geeky ornaments, you can allocate some of these elements to the wrapping of a Christmas gift. You will surprise him! We guarantee that you will never forget this gift.
Take back the tradition, because it is still a good idea to write Christmas cards and decorate them. You can continue sending them by mail, sure that your recipients will be very happy when they find the greeting in the mailbox, or you can also write the Christmas with a special dedication and attach it to each gift package.
1- LONG LIVE CREATIVITY!
Gifts make as much illusion as the package in which they are wrapped. There are many ideas to personalize them with a chic touch.
2- WITH GLAMOR
Those Christmas decorations that often fall off the tree can get a second chance as delicate notes on gifts. But also bows, lace, trimmings, feathers, images of snowy landscapes, mini garlands.
3- ON KRAFT PAPER
It is ideal to unleash your creativity, since you can decorate it to your liking. Look for paints that are biodegradable. Holi powder is cornstarch and food coloring, so when you draw with it, you are sure that once the gift is opened, you can recycle the paper without harming the environment. Roll of wrapping paper, which you will find on Amazon.
4- TARTAN PRINT
The paintings are a must have in the decoration this winter, and they also exist in a wrapping paper version. Combine different models with a common nexus – here are the colors red and green – and decorate with a toned bow. Scottish papers are perfect for gift wrapping at Christmas, for sale on Amazon.
5- CAN WRAPPING PAPER BE RECYCLED?
Yes, like the gift boxes. They go to the blue container, but first remove strings, ornaments and plastic bags. Ecoembes recommends folding the boxes so that they take up less space and not taking anything to the container at Christmas and Kings, because it will be full. Wait a couple of days and you will make the work easier for the people who are in charge of the collection.
Plain paper is the best background for an eco-deco presentation. On it, fix vegetable crowns, a sprig of aromatic herbs, dried orange or cinnamon sticks. How do you know if the paper is suitable? Crush a sample into a ball: if it opens when released, it is not recyclable. Kraft tissue paper , for sale at Amazon. Realization: Alison Allsopp.
7- SURPRISE BAGS AND MESSAGES
Often times, the best gift is not the most expensive, but the most unexpected. Put a simple detail in a bag accompanied by a nice personalized message. They will love it! The gift balls are from Maisons du Monde.
8- 6 INCLUDES COOKIES, CHOCOLATE, TOYS
If the gifts are intended for children, double your enthusiasm. They care less about the packaging … unless it is accompanied by a toy, a sweet, a trinket … It is a very sweet idea, from Maisons du Monde.
9- WITH ITS OWN LIGHT
Wrapping Christmas presents with led lights
It is impossible that a gift like this does not surprise you, regardless of its content. Wrapped in packing paper … and with built-in light! The package is tied with led string lights. Fantastic proposal, from Ikea.
10- HANGING LIKE ORNAMENTS
Gift wrapping: Hanging gifts
Hang the smaller gifts next to the other Christmas decorations. They are as decorative as balls and acorns. This coat rack, from the Greengate firm, is perfect for it.
11- WRAPPING PAPER: IT LOOKS LUXURIOUS
Wrap the gifts
A great solution to wrap your gifts without spending rolls and rolls of decorative paper. In addition, you can enrich the packaging with traditional elements: colored ribbons, pine twigs … These are from Portobello Street.
12- A VERY VARIED PROPS
The possibilities are a thousand when it comes to making a different and original package. In addition to decorative paper, you can use ribbons, bows, Christmas and vegetable decorations, adhesive stars, labels … like all these elements, from Rice. You will succeed!
13- PURE MAGIC
It is wonderful to wake up on January 6 with the cries of surprise from the smallest of the house. As soon as they see the candy canes, they will identify the packages assigned to them by the Magi. Another option is washi tape with fun designs. Paper with colored dots, by Blaubloom.
14- BLESSED SNOW
Seeing the little glasses fall through the window is one of the idyllic pictures of winter. Recreate that atmosphere by painting delicate white dots made with a toothpick on brown paper. It is a simple technique that does not require a good pulse. Fir twigs will double as mini trees. Wooden table, from Oficios de Ayer. White paper, or in a marble finish, which you will find on Amazon), and a wooden star, by Blaubloom.
15- UPLOAD IT TO INSTAGRAM
You have spent half the night wrapping packages and you are proud of the result. Why don’t you upload the photo to your profile? Surely you multiply the likes with this multicolored proposal. Blaubloom sib paper bags, on the Buskbo armchair and Ludde sheepskin rug, both for sale at Ikea.
16- WITH MESSAGE
It is time to reveal your feelings with a phrase that moves those you love the most. Write it with gold markers on black paper. The children will help you by drawing stars and mistletoe leaves. It is very simple, you only need a roll of jute rope and a kit of markers or gold markers.
17- STARS AND HEARTS
Paper wrapped gifts
Find a wine bottle cork at home and an unused toothbrush. Dip them in paint and stamp dots and stripes on craft paper. It will be perfect if you decorate it with pine cuttings and cinnamon sticks, which will also add aroma. The toppers for garnish are deluxe. To add a touch of glamor, complete the presentation with stars and hearts, by Blaubloom, with pineapples, by Leroy Merlin.
19- A RENEWED CLASSIC
Gifts wrapped with striped ribbons
A well-made bow always adds elegance to the gift. Look for different motifs, with fun prints , or follow the tradition by choosing a plain or striped print. You will find ribbons and round labels with similar Christmas motifs at El Corte Inglés.
20- BROWN BAGS
Rescue funny photos of your family and friends to identify the Christmas gifts. Each one will know which one corresponds to him and you will have fun with the chosen images. At Amazon, you can find Ruspera recycled paper, scissors, and hemp rope.
21- VEGGIE SPIRIT
Wrapping gifts with branches and dried fruits
Invent a common thread for your Christmas. In this case, we have chosen the fruit. Decorate the pine with freeze-dried oranges and, when Twelfth Night arrives, use the same motifs to decorate the gifts. Leroy Merlin’s Mini Tree and dried fruit slices, available from Amazon.