Today I am sharing my natural holiday gift wrap ideas that are both beautiful and affordable. Plus, they give your presents a handmade touch.
Ways to Add Natural Touches to Your Holiday Gifts
Are you looking for a few pretty ways to add the extra touch to your holiday gift wrapping this year? Well, I have a few ideas for you today!
My vision for Christmas this year is a simple, natural Scandanavian vibe and that is what inspired me to come up with ways to make my Christmas gift wrap fit that look.
If you are already a crafter you will probably already have most of these supplies on hand. If not they are easy to find and affordable…plus you will be able to use them for other projects down the road!
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Garden Inspired Natural Gift Wrap
- Brown Kraft Paper
- Thin Twine
- Dried Flowers
- Fresh Boxwood (could use faux)
You can find rolls of brown kraft paper at the Dollar Store or in the office supply section of most of the big stores. I buy smaller width rolls from Amazon to use in my workshop when I’m doing projects so that is what I’m using today. You would need the tradtional width rolls for larger packages.
I’m going to wrap a small jewelry box for this one.
After I had the box wrapped I wound the thin jute twine around the box crossing the twine as I went around. On the back of the box I tied the 2 ends together tightly in a knot.
Next, I added small sprigs of dried baby’s breath flowers. Just slip them right under the jute twine.
For a pretty pop of color, I tucked in a bright pink strawflower that I saved from my garden and a piece of fresh boxwood that I ran outside to cut from a shrub.
Instead of using a gift tag on this small package, I am just going to stamp who it’s for right on the brown gift wrap using small letter stamps and green ink.
I found the colored ink pads in the Target Dollar Spot along with a few different Christmas stamps and they are all $1. They had red, green, silver, & gold.
Here’s the finished present. Isn’t it pretty?? Perfect for a gift for your Mom!
Mini Wreath Gift Topper Idea
This time I’m wrapping a square box.
In the center of the box, I placed a mini grapevine wreath. You can get them in a couple of small sizes too which would be great for doing different-sized packages.
To secure the wreath to the box I tied jute twine to one side of the wreath then ran it underneath the package and tied it to the opposite side of the wreath; then I repeated it on the other side of the wreath.
For a festive touch of red, I added a small bunch of rose hips that I cut on my trip to the beach last week. The rows of beach roses were loaded with these beautiful rose hips! Pro tip: always have a set of snips in your car!!
For this present, I’m also going to customize the brown paper gift tag with a name and a festive stamp. Stamps have come a long way and I love the newer style silicone stamps that you pop on an acrylic block to use.
I chose the holly sprig stamp and put that on one side of the tag so I had room for the name.
To attach the gift tag I tied it to the wreath with a piece of jute twine.
Woodland Gift Wrap Idea
For today’s final gift wrap idea I have a long thinner box that I wrapped with brown kraft paper.
First I wrapped a piece of thick burlap ribbon around the narrow side of the box.
To secure the burlap in place and for added color, I wrapped red & white baker’s twine around the box a few times and tied it in a bow on the top of the box.
Then I added a small pine cone pick (I think this one was from Hobby Lobby but you can find them at all the craft stores)
For a unique gift tag, I am going to stamp a wood slice to hang on the package. On one side I stamped a Christmas stamp and on the back side of the slice, I could stamp the name or write it with a Sharpie.
Natural Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas
So by just taking an extra few minutes when I was wrapping Christmas presents my packages look so pretty! I love using natural elements in my home decorating and now in my gift wrapping too.
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here are a few fun facts…
- I’ve lived in New England my entire life! This is good because the beach is my favorite place to be…even in the winter I love to go breathe in the salt air.
- I am an EARLY BIRD!!! I rarely sleep past 4…it’s my favorite time of day and those wee hours are my most productive. (plus, I LOVE coffee!!)
- I am a total Hallmark Christmas movie nut!! Seriously, I know, I know, they are a little sappy but they make me happy!