Okay, confession time. Sometimes we spend just as much money on wrapping presents as we do buying the actual present.
We’re a little gift wrap cray cray. I think there’s an explanation why.
If you grew up anything like us, the presents under the tree were either wrapped in the same wrapping paper from the past 5 years (IT WAS ON SALE) or newspaper. Santa has a lot of kids to wrap presents for… Not everyone can get a special package with a pretty red bow, y’know. Santa is a thrifty fella.
So maybe we’re a little burnt out on newspap-
On second thought, maybe newspaper DOES work. It just needs that pretty red bow 😉
If you’re a little scarred by some of Santa’s gift wrapping faux-pas, you might be inclined to up your wrapping game.
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite gift wrapping ideas, including some examples of how we do it at KDI. Get your scissors and tape out!
Top with an ornament
This is one of our favorite ways to make a present personal. Instead of wrapping an ornament up as part of the gift, make it part of the wrapping! Kelle bought this Three Prawn Kings ornament for her daughter, who loves shrimp. With a coordinating bow, this ornament dazzles as a gift topper!
A little doodling and a lot of kraft paper can go a long way in the wrapping world! We love kraft paper’s simplicity, and how easily it can be turned from boring ol’ brown paper to something much more special. We love the idea of doodling bows or writing special messages on it!
Another way to jazz up simple paper is by adding greenery. Snip some clippings off your pine tree and use a simple twine bow to keep it on the present.
No pine tree in your yard? Add greenery by cutting out leaves in various shades of green, like we did for our presents last year!
Just like we love mixing patterns for pillows and upholstery, we love mixing patterns when wrapping presents. Kelle’s mix of bold buffalo check with classic Christmas plaid is so jolly, we can’t help but think Santa’s elves are taking notes.
USE POM POMS
There is nothing, we repeat, nothing more fun than pom poms. If you were blessed with a patient heart, this little DIY is for you.
So that’s a wrap! (Sorry, had to)
We hope you loved our wrapping tips! What’s your favorite way to make presents special?