Over the holidays, there's finally some free time to get crafty. But don't get us wrong — not too crafty. We aren't Martha Stewart over here. These eight Christmas gift wrapping ideas are unique enough to impress your friends, but simple enough for beginners to nail, as well.
1. Spruce up budget friendly kraft paper.
We promise you can't screw up painting a basic ribbon bow on kraft paper. Plus, your giftee will feel so touched by the extra effort you put in.
2. Go for a theme.
Does your wrapping paper feature pine trees? Go the extra mile and attach a matching pine sprig on top. The best news is that this pretty pine tree wrapping paper is printable here, at no charge.
3. Get quirky.
If you're really out to impress, consider this adorably hilarious car-schlepping-home-a-Christmas-tree look. Just paint a basic car on white wrapping paper and glue a pine sprig on top.
4. Incorporate different textures such as linen.
Simply wrapping these gifts in kraft paper and then wrapping a scrap of linen around already makes them look professionally done.
5. Speckle gifts with "snow."
Whip out some white paint and a paintbrush and go to town on some kraft paper.
6. Glue on winter scenes.
So beautiful. Just print out some winter scenes by famed artists and fit them on top of your gifts wrapped in kraft paper. Glue on some ribbon and you'll have the classiest gifts in town.
7. Attach name tags to ribbon.
Don't want to mix up whose gift is whose? Buy some simple gift tags, Sharpie on everyone's names, and attach them to some ribbon. Personalized and practical.