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5 fun and easy Christmas gift wrapping ideas

5 fun and easy Christmas gift wrapping ideas Author: Style At Home

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5 fun and easy Christmas gift wrapping ideas

With the holidays right around the corner, we've put together a few fun ideas to easily update your gift wraps this year. From adding small festive treats to the top of a gift to trying new colour combinations, these simple ideas will make Christmas gift wrapping a fun holiday activity.

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Add a candy cane
A simple red and gold colour palette is always chic and festive but can be a little boring year after year. For an instant update, add a red and pink candy cane to each gift, tightly securing it under the ribbon.

Gift wrap courtesy of Hallmark. xmasgifts-2.jpg
A golden pine cone
For smaller gifts, adding a festive item like a pine cone really transforms the look of a gift. For this project, simply spray paint a few pine cones with gold paint. Once they are completely dry, secure to the top of a wrapped gift using a glue gun.

Gift wrap courtesy of Hallmark. xmasgifts-3b.jpg
Use a stencil
Using craft paper is an inexpensive way to give a rustic feel to your presents. This project was made by using a pretty patterned stencil and lightly dabbing paint to create a fun design. We used a touch of silver and black paint to give a two-toned look. Once the paint has completely dried, add a bright ribbon and a personalized gift tag.

Tip: Depending on the size of the gift, it may be easier to apply the stencil once you have already wrapped your gift. You can then decide exactly where you want the pattern to go. xmasgifts-4.jpg
Try a new colour palette
Switching up your usual Christmas colour palette is the easiest way to update you holiday style. We particularly love the silver and blue combination: it's still festive, but has an understated, sophisticated feel. For this look, we paired silver wrapping paper adorned with blue, white and maroon snowflakes and used a thick fabric ribbon tied in a simple knot.

Gift wrap and ribbon courtesy of Hallmark.

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Make it personal
If you don't have a set of gift tags on hand, adding the name of the recipient of your gift directly on the paper can look lovely too. For this project, use matte wrapping paper making sure that paint will adhere to the paper. We used craft paper with a simple thick black ribbon. Using an alphabet stencil, simply dab coloured paint to spell a name.

Tip: Try to tightly secure the stencil while you are using so that letters do not smudge.If you're not used to using stencils, practice on a scrap piece of wrapping paper before printing a name on an already wrapped gift.

For more fabulous tips, check out our holiday gift wrapping ideas.

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