If you’re like us, Christmas Eve day is going to be spent in a big gift wrap frenzy. As much as I love those brown paper packages tied up with string, I really love when the gifts I’m giving look as festive as the holidays themselves. Here, 12 of my favorite ideas for wrapping gifts that will make your packages stand out from the stacks covered in store-bought paper.
They’ll almost be too nice to open, though my anxious kids will beg to differ. -Christina
If you’re giving out gift cards, they get more personal when you make your own tiny gift card envelopes with paper you may even already have on hand.
If you find yourself with lots of fabric scraps: Martha Stewart shows how pretty Japanese furoshiki–wrapping gifts in cloth—can be. Step-by-step instructions available here.
Handmade pompoms and snowflakes make these simple kraft paper-wrapped gifts ones you’d want perched on top of all the others—-another project that’s great for kids’ participation.