Disclosure: This gift-wrapping ideas post is sponsored by Walmart. As always, all opinions expressed are honest and my own.
As I shared a couple of weeks ago, I’m feeling extra crafty this year! I know it’s because we’re home more than usual and creating things not only brings me joy, but it’s a great stress-reliever. I put on some good Christmas music and I don’t worry about time or what’s happening in the world. For an hour or two, I can just “be where my hands are” and focus on what I’m making.
A few days ago, I decided to use some of that quiet, creative time to wrap some pretty packages for my family and I thought I should share those Christmas gift-wrapping ideas with you! I ended up with some really cute packages and they were all pretty quick and easy.
Before I started on this project, I headed to Walmart on a creative recon trip! (I combined it with a little Christmas shopping, too.) I find that roaming the aisles at a store will help fill my creative tank. I found some cute decor in the home section, like the round woven tray below, and some sweet “cable knit sweater” mugs. I find most of my ideas in the craft section, though! Browsing supplies always challenges me to test and try new things.
Gift Wrapping Ideas | No. 1
This idea came out of finding these mini ornaments (for decorating small, tabletop trees) in the perfect palette of blues and greens.
Just thread a few mini ornaments onto a length of twine, so they bunch together…
Leave enough twine to tie around the box and thread on a tag.
Isn’t that cute? And it’s the kind of topper you can use year after year.
Gift-wrapping Ideas | No. 2
This is a series of ideas all using Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn…
For the first idea, I finger knit a wreath and tied it to a package wrapped in brown paper…
The craft wrapping paper from Walmart is my favorite because it’s thin enough to hold a nice fold and it has a grid on the back.
THIS is the Mancala game I bought for Calvin, who loves playing games.
With the yarn, I also wound some in a ball, tied it to a white gift box, and stuck a couple of pretty wood knitting needles into the ball of yarn. I thought that would be a fun way to gift someone knitting needles and yarn along with whatever is in the box.
Gift-wrapping ideas | No. 3
Gift-Wrapping Idea No. 4
I had to sneak some paint into this list of creative and simple gift-wrapping ideas, so here are a couple. To make sure anyone could replicate this, I used just two paints – Waverly Chalk in White and Apple Barrel in English Ivy.
Mixing the green and white together, I painted a “cross-stitched monogram” onto a white gift box and tied the embroidery hoop onto the gift box, framing out the monogram, with the yarn. I embellished the hook with some fresh greens and mini bells.
This ended up being one of my favorite ideas because it turned out so pretty! I wasn’t even very neat or careful with it, but you could certainly measure things out and get more precise and elaborate with your design.
Isn’t it so cute??
I tied the bells on with twine, but you can certainly get a glue gun involved and use some artificial greens and any other embellishments you want.
Gift-wrapping ideas | No. 5
I used the same paint and yard to embellish a simple package wrapped in brown paper. I painted on some trees and snow in a simple, quick scene and then tied a bottle brush tree on top to add some dimension. As I was making it, I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but I think it’s so sweet and fun.
Gift-wrapping ideas | no. 6
This is another super-simple idea! I found these pretty glittered monogram ornaments and thought they would look sweet tied onto a package. I used the Peaches & Cream Yarn and warped the box with brown paper.
I love it when ideas are easy and they end up looking so good!
Believe it or not, I had even more gift-wrapping ideas, but I didn’t want to overwhelm you! These seemed like the best of the ideas that were fun, simple, pretty, and easy to replicate.
I also bought a mini easel to tie a little easel and painting to a gift, but I didn’t get to that one, yet. And I painted a bunch of those kraft tags with gesso and oil paint to tie onto gifts. I painted some little wintry nighttime landscapes…
…and some abstracts.
They are still drying, though, so I couldn’t photograph them tied onto gifts.
The funny thing is that I spend a lot of time and when I’m wrapping gifts for my family and they are not gift-wrappers at all! Jeff just picks one roll, wraps everything in it, and writes the name on with a marker. It is a step up from the towels and garbage bags he used when we first got married!
I get my wrapping from my Grandma, who would shop for Christmas and wrap presents all year. She would tie a special embellishment on each present and carefully selected beautifully coordinated ribbons and gift boxes. She would really like this post and the fact that I’ve carried on the tradition of “decorating” the presents.
I hope you enjoyed these ideas and they even spark some of your own!
Do you like to “decorate” your gifts or do you just wrap them up and call it a day?