Sunday, December 19, 2010

Gift Wrapping Ideas

Wrapping presents has always been almost more fun than opening presents for me. Here are a few ideas for presents so cute, no one will want to open them!

Wrapping Materials
  • Vintage or National Geographic maps
  • Brown craft paper
  • Vintage tin
  • Cigar box
  • Off-white parchment paper
  • A vintage scarf
  • Hand-made paper (with pressed flowers in it)! 
  • Gingham print
  • Cath Kidson-esque floral paper
  • Sheet music 
  • Pretty news print with lots of text 
  • Layers of tissue paper
  • Plaid/tartan or make your own using paint or colored pencils

Tying Materials
  • Natural thin rope or wine
  • Satin ribbons
  • Leather cord
  • Rawhide cord
  • Lace
  • Lace tape
  • Deco tape
  • Velvet ribbon
  • Raffia 
  • Soft yarn
  • Embroider a faux bow with thick yarn or ribbon 
  • Birch-patterned ribbon (make irregular white lines with paint, see photo above)

  • Pine cones
  • Brass or vintage buttons
  • Acorns
  • Bright berry sprigs 
  • Evergreen sprigs
  • Paper snowflakes
  • Candy canes
  • Acorns/shells
  • A fantastic brooch 
  • Stamps
  • Lace doilies
  • Silk Flowers 
  • Sea shells
  • Old photographs or polaroids
  • Vintage name tags (stickers or attached) 
  • Small pen drawings 
  • Little silver charms
Write names with a black ink pen or white pencil. Try layering papers for a different look on name tags.

If you are giving more than one present to someone at the same time, try coordinating all of the packages with a common color scheme or motif~ 

Here are a few inspirational images:

Happy wrapping!


    1. I love these ideas!
      It inspires me a lot, thank you for writing this wonderful blog!

    2. I loves this!! im looking for more new idea, i got one in this blog.