Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas: Adorn Your Holiday Gifts with a Cedar Mini-Wreath

Article Posted By: Caroline Inge

of The Home Depot

Add a tiny mini-wreath to holiday presents | DIY Décor: Wrapping Ideas for Your Holiday Gifts

Christmas gift wrapping ideas could include this festive mini-wreath. The wreath is one of the most recognizable icons for the holiday season. We find them in all shapes and sizes, and they’re a lovely addition to any room or entertaining space. While you may not have ever experimented with crafting your own wreath, a tiny mini-wreath might make a great first experiment. It’s a simple 10-minute project that makes a delightful addition to a simply wrapped gift in brown builder’s paper.

I used the cedar mini-wreath with plain brown paper and twine, creating understated Christmas gift wrapping ideas, including presentation in muted brown and evergreen.

Here’s what to do…

Supplies needed | DIY Décor: Add a mini-wreath to your holiday gift wrap

Cedar Mini-Wreath Christmas Gift Wrapping

Skill: Novice

Time: About 10 minutes for each gift

Cost: About $20

Materials:

*I purchased a small cedar tree from the Garden Center at The Home Depot and simply snipped little sprigs from the tree.


Step 1

Start by wrapping your present in brown builder’s paper and securing the wrapping with a jute twine string. Set aside.

Create a small loop with jute twine | DIY Décor: Add a mini-wreath to your holiday gift wrap


Step 2

Using a 3- to 4-inch section of jute twine, create a small loop in the twine and secure it with wire.

Add sprigs of cedar, one by one, securing with wire. | DIY Décor: Add a mini-wreath to your holiday gift wrap


Step 3

Add sprigs of cedar, one by one, securing with wire. Continue to add varying lengths of cedar, securing with wire, until you make your way all the way around the jute loop.

Continue to add varying lengths of cedar, securing with wire. | DIY Décor: Add a mini-wreath to your holiday gift wrap


Step 4

Once you’ve added enough cedar sprigs to get the fullness you desire, place the mini-wreath on a piece of paper, and spray the ends with flocking spray.* Let the flocked mini-wreath dry overnight before adding to present or the flocking could smudge.

*Note that this spray is meant for indoor use.

Spray ends of mini-wreath with flocking spray | DIY Décor: Add a mini-wreath to your holiday gift wrap


Step 5

Slide mini-wreath over the jute twine onto the package.

Slide mini-wreath through jute twine onto package. | DIY Décor: Add mini-wreath greenery to your holiday gift wrap


Step 6

If you’re adding a gift tag to your wrapping, slide the tag onto the jute twine at this point. We used a simple metal and paper key tag.

Slide key tag onto jute twine | DIY Décor: Add cedar mini-wreath to your holiday gift wrap


Step 7

Adjust the length of the pinecone ornament by retying the gold string and cutting the loose ends.

Adjust the length of the pinecone ornament by retying the gold string and cutting the loose ends. | DIY Décor: Add mini-wreath greenery to your holiday gift wrap


Step 8

Secure the pinecones and key tag to the package by tying the jute twine in a knot.

Secure pinecones to package with jute twine | DIY Decor: Add a cedar mini-wreath to your holiday gift wrap


And this little package is ready to go under the tree!

Simple, nature-inspired gift wrapping idea with cedar mini-wreath | DIY Decor: Add a cedar mini-wreath to your holiday gift wrap

Take a look at some of my other simple Christmas wrapping ideas similar to this, including how to create a miniature cedar garland for your Christmas gift wrap, even simpler, attaching cedar sprigs and pinecones to your Christmas gift wrap.

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