Christmas is just a few weeks away. Have you done with your Christmas shopping? I’m nearly there just ticking off a couple more presents off my shopping list. We all have a stack of presents ready to wrap. I like to get this done as early as possible, just because I love to put them together and display them out- next to the chimney or stacking under the Christmas tree. Who doesn’t love all beautifully packaged presents at home? It stays there nicely until the day of Christmas.
If you have a huge pile of presents and you don’t want to spend too much time fiddling around to wrap these gifts, these Christmas gift tags are the great solution to avoid the hassle. It’s a simple way to decorate your gifts and you can get the free printable here. Attach them with string or ribbon to the box and turn into a stylish present in the minute. These tags will work perfectly as a gift topper. Simply tie them with ribbons or add a bit of festive greenery such as juniper, eucalyptus, holly, juniper, or even cinnamon sticks to add the feeling of Christmassy on the gift box. All these natural items are easy to be found in the garden. Not forget to mention, your gifts smell lovely. I’ll show you how easy to make this.
I absolutely love to work with a kraft paper which you can easily get from the craft/ gift shop around. Alternatively, choose a plain neutral wrapping paper which will look fancy against the gift topper. if you’re a big fan of Scandinavian trend- minimalist and clean look, you can get grid or geometric pattern paper roll which blend perfectly with greenery. They are the key of the simplicity of Scandinavian style.
Here are a few of ideas how I decorated the presents. The style I created works for everyone. I’ll go to each style for more details.
Preparation: Download the Christmas gift tags and print them out on a card stock. Hole punch at the top of the gift tag. Get your regular supplies such as scissors, tape and glue ready for crafting.
Foliage and brown paper
You will need: kraft paper, bakers twine, greenery, holiday tag
Use the brown wrapping paper and twine to wrap around the present. If it’s a thin twine, you can create a double layer, then thread the gift tag onto the tie. Insert some greenery and glue the pinecone to add rustic feeling.
Wooden circle topper and grid paper
You will need: grid pattern wrapping paper, mini wooden circle, greenery, a mini peg, black ribbon, holiday tag
Opt for minimalist Scandinavian style with these black and white choices of wrapping paper, tag and ribbon. You can add the rustic touch with these DIY illustrated wooden circle and mini peg to secure the greenery.
Black box and white ribbon
You will need: black card box/ wrapping paper, white ribbon, holiday tag
It’s very simple to make and I like the contrast between box and ribbon. Attach the holiday tags for the final touch.
Grid paper and natural topper
You will need: grid wrapping paper, eucalyptus, holly, jute, mini peg, holiday tag
Holly is pretty easy to get this time of year- and that bright red colour will jazz up the monochrome paper. Mix it with eucalyptus and attach the jute that wrap around the package.