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. If you enjoy choosing gifts for friends and family, take note of our solutions to wrap them in an original way. They are very easy ideas to do and with showy results that will enhance your Christmas presents and make their recipients happier.
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 embarrassing to open 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.
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 to send 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- THE GIFTS, BETTER PERSONALIZED BY YOU
Shiny papers, colored ribbons and cards will be your best allies to present your gifts this Christmas. This pack, with 12 Christmas, 12 wrappers, 12 mini cards and 18 stickers, is from Greengate (€ 17).
2- HAND MADE IDEAS TO MAKE WRAPPERS
Replace the traditional fastening materials with different ones such as cord, satin ribbons or washi tape and invent innovative decorations such as flowers, bells or XL-size pieces, such as this safety pin (€ 4.80); ribbon with stars (€ 21 per 20 m roll) and Nature decoration (€ 5/3 designs); everything from House Doctor.
3- 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.
4- WITH A SCRAP TOUCH
If you are a scrapbooking lover, use the accessories of this technique to decorate your gifts. Get stamped ribbons, wooden clips, blackboard stickers, buttons, initials, numbers… Enter www.muymucho.com and discover their new collection.
5- USE FLIRTY BAGS THIS CHRISTMAS
Around the tree, under the sofa or hanging along the stairs, any place is good to deposit gifts. Choose colorful packaging and identify them with numbers instead of names to keep it intrigued. Set of 12 paper bags (€ 7) and fabric ribbons (€ 4 / unit); all from Greengate.
6- 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.
7- NEW ORNAMENTS
Two elements are added to the typical articles for wrapping: one natural, based on holly branches, mini pineapples or dried twigs, and another sweet in the form of cookies or sweets. Add them to the gift ribbon and you will see how beautiful they are! Gray wrapping paper (€ 6.40 / 5 m) and red ribbon (€ 9.70 / 7 m); by Blaubloom.
8- THEY WILL SERVE AS A GUIDE
Be creative and, instead of the typical Christmas-themed wrapping paper, use other types of wrapping such as newspapers, pinocchio paper or road maps. Substitute a thin string that you will tie in the center to a vintage button . It will be the most chic for you.
9- IN DARK TONES
In dark tones with ribbons and a flower. Papers, from Ikea. Use textile tapes if you want a plus.
10- TARTAN PRINT
The paintings are a must have of 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. Realization: Alison Allsopp.
11- BE ATRVID @
Tartan and gingham squares have also taken over the packaging. If you want your gifts not to go unnoticed, choose such striking designs on papers and ribbons. They will see each other the first time and will brighten up the corner where you deposit them.
12- 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.
13- ADHESIVE TAPES
A base paper and adhesive tapes. You can decorate the packages with a garland made with washi tape flags . Everything from Ikea.
14- A BLACK AND GOLD PACKAGING PROPOSAL
From Ikea: background paper and ribbons with two-tone motifs.
15- TO THE NATURAL
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.
16- IN A BAG
A bag, a green twig (pine for example or eucalyptus) and a flat Christmas ornament.
17- SURPRISE BAGS AND MESSAGES
Often 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.
18- 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 Maison du Monde.
19- 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.
20- DECORATED CARDS
To put names or leave messages. You can decorate them with glitter. Apply glue to the area you want and sprinkle with glitter. Let dry and remove the excess. From Ikea.
21- WRAPPING PAPER: IT LOOKS LUXURIOUS
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.
22- HUNG 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 this.
23- 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!
24- PURE MAGIC
It is wonderful to wake up on January 6 with the cries of surprise of 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.
25- 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.
26- UPLOAD IT TO INSTAGRAM
You have spent half the night wrapping little 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, above the Buskbo armchair and Ludde sheepskin rug, both for sale at Ikea.
27- TO EACH, THEIR ROLE
Get hold of different rolls of wrapping paper: choose cheerful designs with figures and bright colors for children, and for adults, more discreet ones in plain tones and small patterns, such as stripes and stars. Metallic satin ribbons and artificial snowflakes will add charm!
28- CREATE UNIQUE WRAPPERS
Just as you decide gifts based on recipients, be creative when wrapping them. Surely there is an everyday object that perfectly defines that person: a pencil, a candy, a button, a ring … Use it as an ornament and identify yourself as the author of such a beautiful idea. Paper, from Bloomingville (€ 13).
29- BOXES FOR EVERYTHING
For creams, bottles, CDs, cupcakes… Create a cardboard box suitable for each gift. Decorate them, tie them with string, put a tag with the recipient’s name and enjoy the result! You can also go to www.selfpackaging.es and order them, they will be sent to you disassembled, but don’t worry, on their website you will find an assembly video for each box.
30- 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. Everything, at Amazon.com