The Christmas season is upon us. It’s time to bake the cookies, decorate the tree and wrap the gifts. These Easy Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas are sure to get you inspired!
With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, gift wrapping can often be pushed to the back burner. I have learned over the years, to keep it simple and easy. I love giving beautifully wrapped gifts, but I also don’t have a lot of time to fuss with them. I have come up with three ideas for you that I know you will love.
Today we are creating a fruit basket, a fun gift using craft paper and fabric and then a tradition wrapped gift with a whimsical flare.
First let’s think outside the box a bit for gift wrapping and the embellishments. For this package, I grabbed brown craft paper at Hobby Lobby in the Christmas gift wrap section. Then I headed to the fabric department and chose a fun country red gingham check fabric – 1/4 of a yard, and a fabric flower.
- Wrap package with craft paper
- Fold the fabric so there are no raw edges showing (unless you like that look)
- Wrap the fabric around the box, meeting the ends on top
- Tie fabric with a rubber band or string, as tightly as possible
- Tuck the ends in under the fabric, secure with safety pins if necessary.
- Attach the fabric flower and you are done.
- The flower that I found had a clip and a fastener both on the back making it really easy to attach.
One of my very favorite gifts to give, really any time of the year, are fruit and treat baskets. They are fun to put together and can be easily customized.
For this one, I started with a basket from Hobby Lobby plus the paper filler, printed wire and shrink wrap. And the fruit and candy to put in the basket.
- Add the paper filler. You will need a little more than you think because the weight of the fruit pushes it down.
- Add the largest fruit first, then the smaller pieces.
- Add the larger pieces of candy next, then finish with the smallest ones.
- Wrap the basket with the shrink wrap. For this one, I wrapped the plastic around the basket and left the ends so that it looks like a big piece of candy.
- Tie the ends with the printed wire.
- After wrapping the shrink wrap around the box, use a hair dryer to tighten the plastic. There are instructions on the roll of shrink of wrap.
- Add more printed wire and curl them if you like.
And our third idea is super easy too. The selection of gift wrap at Hobby Lobby is amazing! And the rolls are huge! This one has 100 square feet on it and it’s heavy too.
The ribbon is a bit unique (that’s always fun) and the floral pick adds a bit of whimsy to the package. And of course, gift tags.
I don’t know about you, but lines on the back of the gift wrap just make it so much easier. This gift wrap as well as the craft paper I used on the first gift, have the grid for easy cutting.
A simple wrap, then the ribbon was wrapped around the package and taped on the bottom. The floral pick simply inserted in the ribbon and the gift tag added.
Not only receiving a beautiful wrapped present, but also giving them is a special part of the Holiday Season. I hope these ideas have inspired you to think outside the box a bit when it comes to wrapping your gifts.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hobby Lobby. The opinions and text are all mine.