Gift wrapping is an often overlooked and underrated skill. After all, why settle for tacky packaging when you’ve put so much thought into the gifts you’re placing under the tree? Your presents will be an essential part of your decor until Christmas Day, so elevate your look by adding a personal touch with some of our wrapping ideas for 2018.
Back to Nature
Earth-coloured wrappers offer a vintage and rustic aesthetic. Add a sense of freshness with botanicals and florals, capturing the Christmas spirit with a combination of red and green accents.
Bind together the stems of Pittosporum Leaves and Berries Berries with burlap string, and attach them to the top of your present, using double-sided tape to secure it. Then, add a focal point by placing a vibrant Red Ranunculus stem in the centre of your creation.
If you’re going for something more understated, combine the muted, winter tones of our Senicio Leaf, White Sage Salvia Stem and Cherry Blossom. Use single-toned wrapping paper to complement your naturalistic look.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Few things leave a lasting impression like pen on paper, or in this case, paint on wrapping paper. Let your creativity shine by adorning plain wrapping paper with whimsical brushstrokes of your recipients’ favourite colours, topped off with their name in calligraphy.
Trinkets and Baubles
Instead of labelling your presents with name tags this year, get creative with small and intricate items to accent your printed wrapping paper. The charms can either reflect your receiver’s personality or even give them a hint of what lies beneath.
Furoshiki is the traditional Japanese method of wrapping gifts with a cloth. Besides looking artful, it’s an elegant alternative to a paper that your recipient can keep for later use. Go eco-friendly this Christmas by wrapping your presents with lustrous fabric from Indigo Living.
The possibilities of washi tape are close to endless. Add an extra touch of whimsy to your gifts with decorative patterns of your own on plain sheets or printed paper. Using a pencil, draw an outline of your favourite Christmas design such as a tree, snowflakes or baubles. Once you’re happy with the outcome, simply paste your washi tape accordingly!