DIY Décor: 5 Christmas Wrapping Ideas

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DIY Decor: Add Some Extra to your Holiday Gift Wrap


Coming up with new Christmas wrapping ideas is one of the fun parts of the holidays. I’ve been experimenting with a 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 this entire gift wrapping collection:


Christmas Wrapping Idea 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 Idea 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 Idea 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 Idea 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 Idea 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 wrapping ideas here on the Home Depot blog.


DIY Décor is a series about small, affordable design and décor projects for home and garden.

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