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 think this is one of the best Christmas wrapping ideas you’ll see.
I used the cedar mini-wreath with plain brown paper and twine, creating an understated Christmas presentation in muted brown and evergreen.
Here’s what to do…
Cedar Mini-Wreath Christmas Gift Wrapping
Time: About 10 minutes for each gift
Cost: About $20
- Small sprigs of cedar needles*
- Hobby wire
- Jute twine
- Flocking spray
- Builder’s paper
- Set of 25 key tags
- Martha Stewart Living Winterberry Golden Pinecone Ornaments
*I purchased a small cedar tree from the Garden Center at The Home Depot and simply snipped little sprigs from the tree.
Start by wrapping your present in brown builder’s paper and securing with a jute twine string. Set aside.
Using a 3- to 4-inch section of jute twine, create a small loop in the twine and secure with wire.
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.
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.
Note that this spray is meant for indoor use.
Let the flocked mini-wreath dry overnight before adding to present or the flocking could smudge.
Slide mini-wreath through jute twine onto package.
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.
Adjust the length of the pinecone ornament by retying the gold string and cutting the loose ends.
Secure the pinecones and key tag to the package by tying the jute twine in a knot.
And this little package is ready to go under the tree!
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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