Our Favorite Festive Wrapping Paper
Wrapping gifts. We certainly can’t claim to be the best at it (anyone else suck at getting neat corners?!), but we will gladly admit that we love to create pretty packages to put under the Christmas tree.
Back before our blogging days, we both used to just wrap gifts with whatever we had around the house. This was a good way to use up old wrapping paper, but it meant we had a lot of random gifts in all kinds of colors. Now we try to buy wrapping paper, tags, and ribbon that go well together. That way our gifts truly represent us and our style.
You know we’re all about figuring out your personal style, and we truly think that someone should receive a gift from you and totally know it’s from you because of the wrapping and thoughtful touches! So we try our best to make our holiday gifts an extension of our style.
Plus, packages can act like holiday decor under the Christmas tree! If you have them coordinate with your holiday decorations that are already up in the house, it will just make your entire house feel that much more festive!
If you’re looking to up your wrapping game this year, here are some of our favorite wrapping papers, ribbons, and gift tags!
Our Favorite Gift Wrap & Accessories
Add Some Extra Touches
With the paper, ribbon, and tag all squared away you can take it one step further! We always buy a few extra things to tuck into the ribbon of our packages.
Clusters of faux berries (like in our plaid Dream Tree), faux greenery, and even cinnamon sticks can help take your gift to the next level. Just stock up on some of these extras at Michaels and add them to gifts that need a little extra something!
We also still love the idea of a DIY monogram on plain paper! You can read more on that technique in this holiday post.
Oh and don’t forget to check out this post on how to tie the perfect bow! It truly takes practice, and Casey’s mom is the ultimate bow master!
It’s not too late to stock up on some pretty new gift wrap for this season’s presents (unless you’re already all done wrapping, in which case…you are a rockstar!)
For everyone else, we know this can sometimes be a tedious (& boring) task, but hopefully, you can enjoy this time to create beautiful and special gifts for the people you love.
I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.