5 Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

Article Posted By: Caroline Inge

of The Home Depot

DIY Decor: Add Some Extra to your Holiday Gift Wrap

5 Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

Christmas gift wrapping ideas are a fun part of the holidays. I’ve been experimenting with gift wrapping in an understated style and palette, starting with plain brown paper packages wrapped up with string (name that musical!), and mixing in some cedar sprigs.

And then I added something extra for fun.

Here’s what I did…

Here’s what I used to create these 5 Christmas gift wrapping ideas:


Christmas Wrapping Ideas 1

Add unusual items to add fun and whimsy to your gifts, like using a key tag as a gift tag.

A brown paper package wrapped up with string, and with cedar sprigs and key tags


Christmas Wrapping Ideas 2

Use a stencil to add a festive message to your wrapping paper.

A brown paper package wrapped up in string, and a stenciled "Noel" on it.


Christmas Wrapping Ideas 3

To attach the greenery to these gifts, we used three different methods. We created a tiny “mini-wreath” that creates a circular spray around two central pinecones. For the step-by-step instructions to make this miniature wreath, check out Adorn Your Holiday Gifts with a Cedar Mini-Wreath here on the Home Depot blog.

A brown paper package wrapped up in string, with a miniature cedar wreath


Christmas Wrapping Ideas 4

I also used a similar technique to create mini-strands of cedar garland for the gift wrap. By this method, we attached sprigs of cedar to our jute twine, then applied the jute twine as you would a normal holiday ribbon. The easy-to-follow instructions are in Mini-Garland to Adorn Your Gifts.

A brown paper package wrapped up in string, with a mini-garland of cedar


Christmas Wrapping Ideas 5

For something even simpler, try combining two sprays of cedar with two pinecones for a super-fast gift topper. See Cedar Sprigs and Pinecones for the very simple way to do that.

A brown paper package wrapped up in string, with pinecones and cedar sprigs


Who doesn’t love receiving a beautifully wrapped gift? And this gift wrapping look is simple and easy to achieve. Take a look at the other Christmas gift wrapping ideas here on the Home Depot blog.

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