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Gift wrapping ideas for Christmas, using kraft paper, twine, burlap ribbon, and faux plant embellishments!
Wrapping presents is part of the fun of gift-giving at Christmas time (or any other special occasion!)
There are so many options out there for wrapping paper, gift bags, ribbons, bows, gift tags, and other fun embellishments.
Today, we are taking a look at gift-wrapping ideas for Christmas, using brown kraft paper, twine, burlap ribbon, and other faux plant embellishments to turn your gifts into true works of art!
Let’s take a look!
Gift Wrapping Ideas for Christmas
Step 1: Gather Supplies
- Kraft Paper
- Burlap Ribbon
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue
- Embellishments – faux plants etc.
- Gift Tags
Step 2: Use kraft paper, scissors, and tape to wrap your presents.
Kraft paper comes in several different thicknesses. This is a very thin kraft paper; similar to a brown paper sandwich bag.
I have a mid-weight roll of brown kraft paper, as well as a heavy duty, thick roll of kraft paper.
My favorite choice for gift wrapping is the mid-weight option because it’s pliable enough to make it easy for wrapping but thick enough that it offers a decent amount of protection for the edges and corners of your gifts.
Step 3: Choose twine to wrap your present with.
Twine comes in several different thicknesses.
Choose your desired thickness for the size of the box you are wrapping.
Step 4: Decide whether you are using burlap ribbon to wrap your gifts.
If you are going to use a wired ribbon, use a wire cutter to cut the edges of the ribbon so you don’t damage your scissors.
Step 5: Choose embellishments to use when wrapping your gifts.
These are a collection of options from JoAnn fabrics, but any faux plants or even real evergreens or sticks could work.
Cut them apart into small sections, so they’re ready to be used when wrapping presents.
Step 6: Choose gift tags to use when you wrap your gifts.
These are cardboard gift tags that came in a set from the Dollar Tree, as well as cardboard tags I cut from recycled cardboard from our mail, and then I punched a hole for the string.
Step 7: Wrap your gift with twine – Gift Wrapping Option #1
Cut a long length of twine – err on the side of too long – to use to wrap your box.
Fold the twine in half, and hold it in the middle.
Start by placing the middle of the twine on the center of the top of your gift.
Wrap the twine around the sides, and flip the present over to the bottom.
Cross the twine on the bottom of the gift, and pull it tight, as shown.
Flip the gift back over and bring the twine up the other two sides of the box.
At the top, thread each of the two ends of the twine underneath the twine that is laying on top of the box, as shown below.
Then tie the two ends of the twine into a knot, pulling everything tight.
Because you tie the two ends around the perpendicular piece of twine, you secure everything tightly, and it won’t come apart.
You can simply tie the twine into a bow here for a simple ending to your gift wrapping.
Or, you can add embellishments before you tie the bow in the twine.
Step 8: Wrap burlap ribbon around your gift – Gift Wrapping Option #2
As an added element of interest, this time, I wrapped a section of burlap ribbon around the gift first, hot gluing it on the underside of the gift.
Then, I wrapped the gift in twine like I outlined in Step #7, gift wrapping option #1.
Add embellishments, individually or layered together, for added interest.
You can also incorporate a gift tag into the twine bow too.
Step 9: Wrap the gift with a wired burlap ribbon, instead of twine. – Gift Wrapping Options #3
In this option, we aren’t using twine at all.
Instead, we are using wired burlap ribbon.
Cut a long section of burlap ribbon, using wire cutters (at least for the wired edges) so you don’t ruin your scissors.
Hold the middle of the burlap ribbon, and start by placing it in the center of the top of the gift, just like you did with the twine.
Wrap it around to the bottom, and cross it over to tighten.
Flip the gift over, and bring the burlap back to the top of the gift.
Now, you should have burlap ribbon on all four sides of the gift.
Tie a knot in the burlap ribbon on the top of the gift.
This ribbon has wired edges so it can be molded into different shapes, and it will hold that shape.
You can leave the edges raw like I did in the first photo below, but they will probably fray.
Or, you can fold the edges over, and pinch to flatten.
Because it has wired edges, it will stay put.
Add embellishments before you tie the knot in the ribbon if you want to!
You can use all of these different gift-wrapping ideas to create rustic, beautifully wrapped Christmas gifts.
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If you are looking for an alternative to gift bags or colorful wrapping paper this holiday season, here are a few gift-wrapping ideas for Christmas, using kraft paper, twine, burlap ribbon, and faux plant embellishments.
The lucky people on the receiving end of your gifts will be in awe, even before opening their gifts!
Like always, if you try out these ideas, send me a picture of them!