Christmas Wrapping Ideas That are Sure to Impress!
Is there anything more exciting to look at, than a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, with a pile of presents tucked beneath its branches? Not if you love Christmas as much as we do at Create and Craft! But what if there was a way to make it look even better? Well the creative and crafty among you will know that there's no need to stop at decorating the tree... when you can decorate the gifts underneath it too! So we've put together our favourite crafty Christmas wrapping ideas to help you turn each gift into a festively-themed delight, with just a handful of craft supplies, and a sprinkling of creativity! Discover Christmas quilling from Carla Bagshaw, beautifully embellished parcels from Penelope Quinn, and fantastic personalised presents designed by Helen Kirkham below, and be inspired...
Christmas Quilled Gift Tags:
We tasked the talented Carla Bagshaw with creating a selection of quirky quilled designs to decorate Christmas gift tags - and she hasn't disappointed! First up is the fabulous Rudolph, with his infamous red nose, created using quilling strips in just four colours, and tightly curled layered circles. This gorgeous design is the perfect way to add festive fun to your gifts!
It wouldn't be Christmas without a visit from the big guy in red - which is why we love this second design by Carla - a jolly Santa Clause, complete with intricately quilled beard and moustache, and signature red hat. Each design is adhered onto plain white card, which is matted and layered onto a coloured gift tag for a professional quality finish.
And for the foodies among you - check this out! The traditional Christmas pudding in all its quilled glory! If you've never tried your hand at quilling but you'd love to give it a go, this handy guide will tell you everything you need to get started.
Adding Recipients' Names:
Of course, if you don't want to use gift tags, there are plenty of other creative ways to label up your gifts... here are just a few ideas from Penelope Quinn!
If you plan on using plain wrapping paper, then stamping each recipient's name atop their gift is a great way to personalise their package!
As well as using stamps, you can also get creative with embellishments - think scrabble letters, peel-offs, pretty die-cut letters, and more! We just love how each of these parcels has been beautifully finished off with seasonal twine, too!
Now here's an idea that's bound to get some attention under the tree - adding your recipient's name to a leaf using permanent marker! choose a metallic ink for a truly Christmassy feel, and attach it to your twine or ribbon using a mini peg, a glue gun, or simply tie it in with a bow.
Decorative Christmas Wrapping Ideas:
Or why not experiment with scent and sound? Try tucking springs of rosemary and cinnamon sticks beneath mini jingle bells... it'll sound like Santa's on his way as you hand out your gifts!
Of course, you could also opt to go big and bold with your Christmas wrapping ideas, and choose a single statement embellishment for each gift. These pretty stars make for a simple yet satisfying wire-bending project, whilst wooden shapes can be painted, decoupaged, or left blank - whatever suits your style!
Personalised Christmas Wrapping Ideas:
Helen Kirkham used the fantastic COLOP e-mark Printer to create a full range of beautifully decorated festive goodies! This fantastic handheld printer is so easy to use, and allows you to effortlessly add your own text and designs to card, ribbon, fabric and more with just the flick of your hand! Learn more about it right here.