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Countdown to Christmas: Gift Wrapping Ideas (Re-Post)

Hello friends, and Merry Christmas!

It’s Wednesday, how is everyone today? I hope everyone is doing well today, enjoying some Christmas Holiday fun, and checking in with friends and family.

There are times when I create a post that I enjoy so much that I’ll repost it again.  Today is that day, and I’m reposting some gift-wrapping ideas.  In general, how do you feel about wrapping presents? Are you a “Love it” type of person, or do you just find a bag to put it in and be done with it?

Yes, I know not everyone cares about wrapping that will be torn off and discarded, but for me, it’s more about the actual wrapping because it’s craft or DIY that I enjoy doing.  In the past few years, I’ve leaned towards the less flashy (or glittery) paper to use craft paper, a few prints, or black paper that I can dress with ribbon.  I really wanted some of the fabric ribbon that I see everywhere, but I missed the ball on that.  The only time I’ll use a bag now is if the gift is an awkward shape, and there are even tutorials to make your own.

There are also certain DIY tags that I was able to reuse this year, saving even more of my coins.  The only thing I purchased was paper and velvet ribbon.  I really wanted a minimal style of wrapping.  Of course, you can go completely eco-friendly and stamp your own paper, using only ribbon and no tape.  (Now that’s gangsta…LOL, I’m not that good)

Gift Wrapping Ideas from Pinterest

I always search for my favorite place for all things …Pinterest, but I’ve also found some great videos on YouTube as well.  I know …no one needs to be told how to wrap a Christmas gift; I’m mainly looking for simple ways to adorn my gifts. With that said …on it goes!

(Image Sources: Pinterest, Homies , Call Me Cupcake , Enchanted Home)

YouTube Inspiration

I love watching how other folks style their gifts for the season and the everyday objects they use.  Those are really great ideas.

Gift Wrapping Ideas from Linda Lomelino

Homey Home Gift Wrap Ideas


Here is a quick list of supplies you probably already have on hand or some that can be gathered from your backyard.

Natural Elements

  • Dried Oranges
  • Eucalyptus
  • Rosemary
  • Cedar Branches (leaves)
  • Acorns
  • Candy Canes
  • Wood Rounds
  • Holly

The Wrapping

  • Craft Paper
  • Wooden Tags
  • Twine
  • Paper Tags
  • Paper Bags
  • Scrapbook Paper

The Pretty

  • Velvet, Satin or Fabric Ribbon
  • Faux Flowers
  • Old Black & White Photos
  • Bottlebrush Trees
  • Small ornaments

My Gifts (2022)

The craft paper is a little hard to work with (because it’s really structured), but I love the simplicity. The rest is ribbon, photos, greenery, and scrap paper.


Now that’s all said and done, let’s get wrapping!   Thanks so much for visiting, and Happy Holidays.