So I have to admit, one of my least favorite things to do this time of year is wrap Christmas gifts. Really, it’s true. I usually procrastinate and I always dread doing it. Does anyone else feel that way or is it just me? I’m actually pretty awful at it too (just ask my husband!) and I usually find myself going the lazy route and opting for gift bags most of the time. But this year I decided to make the tedious task of gift wrapping more fun and less boring, so I came up with a few easy and beautiful gift wrapping ideas. They’re all super quick and simple, but I think you’re going to like them!
1. Classic & Easy
My first idea is the most easy and basic of the three, but it’s still beautiful. I simply used this white matte wrapping paper, red and white twine (from Michael’s), a sprig of holiday greenery, and a small black label that I stamped. Quick and easy peasy!
2. Christmas Tree Truck
You know I couldn’t resist using that Christmas truck stencil again! I used it on this DIY Christmas crate a while back and I’ve been itching to try it on wrapping paper. I know a lot of you snagged that stencil too, so if you have it sitting around you might want to try it on wrapping paper. It worked perfectly–I just used a small sponge to apply black paint over the stencil. This stencil is great for larger boxes/gifts, although it does come in smaller sizes. FYI–this wrapping paper is pretty thick, so it handled the paint just fine. But I don’t think it would work as well on super thin wrapping paper.
3. Vintage Book Page & Stamps
I loooooove this last one and all I did was use an old book that I stamped with MERRY CHRISTMAS. (I used small acrylic stamps similar to these. This set is really cute too! ) I simply glued it onto the wrapping paper and then wrapped a little twine around it. Again, super basic and easy, but perfect if you’re a vintage lover like me. And you can customize it to say anything you want!
This was my first time using plain white wrapping paper and I LOVED it. It’s like a blank canvas that is just begging for some creativity. There are so many fun possibilities and the sky is the limit on what you can create. And I have to admit, I kinda like the simplicity of it compared to traditional wrapping paper. It’s just simple and classic–which you know I’m all about these days. Well I hope you enjoyed these easy and beautiful gift wrapping ideas. Any of these are sure to give your gifts a little extra pizzazz this year! And who doesn’t love pizzazz?
Here’s a few other holiday posts you might enjoy: