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 a decoration made by yourself or purchased from knotsmadewithlove.com, 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 are going to fall in love with these creations made with cans of preserves to give a new life to cans of preserves.
This passion for handmade is closely linked to low cost, so get to work and you will save on the budget for Christmas, in addition to making winter afternoons more fun. Go ahead and organize easy homemade craft workshops to do with children and the Christmas holidays will be much more fun.
1- STARS AND HEARTS
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 to decorate are deluxe. To add a touch of glamor, complete the presentation with stars and hearts, by Blaubloom, with pineapples, by Leroy Merlin.
2- A RENEWED CLASSIC
Striped Ribbon Wrapped Gifts. 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.
3- BROWN BAGS
Wrapping gifts with brown paper.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.
4- 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.
5- USE TAGS TO IDENTIFY EACH GIFT
So that you do not get confused when it comes to recognizing who each gift is for once wrapped, and facilitating the correct arrival to its recipient, identify each package with a card on which you will put the name or a clever phrase. These Christmas cartoon labels come from House Doctor (€ 12 / set of 6).
6- ADD A MESSAGE TO EACH GIFT
With these labels your gifts will also be loaded with good wishes. They are customizable and you can download them here: www.tres-studio-blog.com
7- CRAFT BAGS FOR CLOTHES
If you are going to give scarves, mittens or any type of delicate garment, make some original bags with bubble wrap. Cut out two equal pieces in the shape of a star, tree or sock, baste with small stitches all the edges except one, insert the gift and sew the missing end. What are they original to?
8- SURROUND YOURSELF WITH COLORED PAPERS
When everyone goes to bed, take the opportunity to wrap the gifts. Take the necessary materials to the table: wrapping paper, scissors, cellophane, washi tape, markers … They will help you customize each package. Papers and washi tape with a message, from Rice.
9- SOME VERY NICE BAGS
The most difficult thing to pack or what you do not want to be noticed if it is soft, to a bag! They are from Ikea.
10- WITH A BIG BOW
That always works. Use a thick textile ribbon and you will have a spectacular bow. The ribbons that incorporate a wire at the ends allow to give volume to the loop. In black and silver, a sure win. Ambiente by H&M Home.
11- WITH MESSAGE
Leaving a message on the gift is a very nice detail… make it part of the packaging. Blaubloom’s proposal.
12- WITH EVERY DETAIL AND DIFFERENT PAPERS
Mix papers although in an order if you want the whole to look balanced under the tree. All the papers are from Ikea.
13- A LITTLE OF EVERYTHING
To avoid being monotonous, try different resources when wrapping. Get several designs of paper, cardboard boxes, colored ribbons, labels … and wrap each package in a different way, because each person is different. Gift bags (€ 2.99 / 3), paper roll (€ 1.99 / 1) and labels (€ 1.50 / 42). Everything from the Vintermys collection, from Ikea.
14- A RED AND WHITE PACKAGING PROPOSAL
A proposal from Ikea. White paper craft type background and crossed adhesive tape.
15- GIFT BAGS
To give body to the bagged gift so that it is not exposed, hide it inside with tissue paper. Bags, for sale at Muy Mucho.
16- SQUARE PACKAGING
With ribbons and little card. Photo by Ikea.
17- ALL IN SILVER AND CURLY RIBBONS
All in silver, very festive. Curl the ribbon with a pair of scissors. From Ikea.
18- FLORAL MOTIFS
Choose a paper decorated with your favorite flower, for example, roses. Decorate the package with a bow made with a matching shoelace and finish the set with a rose-shaped clip. Don’t forget to include a card with the recipient’s name. Paper in Depapel. From Sia: forceps and pots.
19- HAT BOX
Round boxes are very charming and become an extra gift when used as wrapping. Give it the final touch with a ribbon that surrounds it in the center and in the shape of a cross. Paper box, tape in haberdashery and bank in Antennae. Santa Claus, from Sia.
Replace the surprise effect with an original presentation: these boxes allow you to create colorful still lifes with the gifts you assign to each person. In addition, they are one more gift that will be useful to store their things. Boxes in Habitat. Notebook and necklaces, by Antennae.
21- KEEP CHRISTMAS GIFTS IN BAGS
Choose them in two colors and decorate them with a matching ribbon. Make a loop around the handles and curl the ends with the help of a pair of scissors. Plastic bags: white and red in paper. Tapes in stationeries. The cone adorned with a dog is from Los Peñotes.
22- IN FILING CABINETS
They are perfect for very small gifts. Take advantage of the labels to indicate who each file is intended for and give it a more festive touch by surrounding them with balls, bows and other Christmas decorations. Filing cabinets, from Habitat. Ribbon and hearts in Los Peñotes.
23- CHRISTMAS CENTERPIECE
If you have chosen books or records, place them in a center, surrounded by Christmas balls. Alternate wrapping paper and newspaper sheets and top off the gift with a ribbon and a royal or decorative lollipop. Center and rugs, from Ikea. Balls and lollipops, from Los Peñotes. Paper in Sancer.
24- BASKETS WITH LID
If you are not very skilled at making Christmas packages, use this idea: keep the gift in a basket, and decorate the lid with a thin ribbon with a label with the name of the recipient. You can also decorate it with flowers, balls, etc. Baskets by Ikea. Balls in Los Peñotes.
25- PUT THE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS ON A TRAY
If you leave the gifts by the tree, put them on a platter or on a tray so that you can move them to the table. If you don’t like overloaded packages, choose brown paper in a natural and colored finish, in Sancer, and finish them off with knotted raffia ribbons, in Depapel. Tray, from Sleeping Company. Christmas decorations, from Los Peñotes.
26- CARDBOARD WRAPPERS
Tall and narrow, they are ideal for stylish gifts such as bottles. You can decorate them by hanging a Christmas ornament from the clasp – little felt hearts or balls – or a colorful ribbon. Paper bags. Felt hearts in Los Peñotes. Manta by Sia.
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