Today I’m so happy to have interior designer Rachel Rossi guest posting. Rachel blogs about home design and decor on her site, RachelRossi.co. Today she is sharing her beautiful and unique gift wrapping ideas that won’t break the bank. You’re going to want to try a few of her great ideas!
“Presentation is everything!” This is something my dear friend, Gizella (we called her Gizzy), always said. Whether we were carefully placing plucked mint leaves on the rim of our iced tea glasses or wrapping a gift, she was always making sure that things were “just so” and teaching me how to do the same. Today, I’m going to help you make sure that your Christmas is “just so.”
Gift wrap doesn’t have to cost much. It actually doesn’t have to cost anything! Your first step is to walk around your yard or your forest preserve or along the side of the road and snip every lovely thing that you see. Twigs, evergreens rose hips, even herbs from your garden (yes—there are still some living out there in the cold!). Then grab some brown butcher paper or even freezer paper, candy, ornaments…really anything cute and little. Now, let’s get started!
This lovely was so easy to do! Wrap a piece of twine around the box in both directions and tie.
Then, use a little dab of hot glue to make a boxwood wreath!
I’m in love with these snow covered poinsettias from Michael’s. Pop the flower and leaves off of the stem and glue on to your wrapped package. You’ll have a stunning gift no matter what is inside.
This is a great way to wrap gifts for kids. Just tuck some candy canes, peppermint sticks, Twizzler—whatever they love—into the bow of your gift. Dab a little hot glue behind each piece to make sure it stays, and you’re done!
My mom is famous for stuffing just the right amount of greens onto a package. Here she used a combination of evergreens, boxwood, and wild rose hips…all wrapped up in a little bit of raffia.
For the one who loves some *bling* you’ll have to try this! Just grab some wired gems (these should be available at your local craft store) and a Christmas tree ornament. Wrap around a few times and secure with hot glue.
I’m officially obsessed with using vintage lace for gift wrapping! There’s nothing more beautiful, but beware, it’s hard to part with! We tucked a little thyme from the garden in there too. How precious can one gift be?!
I’m constantly sewing, so wrapping gifts in fabric is absolutely perfect for me! If you don’t have fabric or yarn laying around, make a trip to the fabric store. 1⁄4 yard or a “fat quarter” should do the trick for most small boxes.
How simple can you get?! A delicious white bow with a shiny little ornament…maybe less is more!
This is a great way to gift little things like loose leaf teas or jewelry! Just grab some bakers twine and a few greens—it’ll be too cute to unwrap!
Last, but certainly not least, is one of my favorite ways to wrap! I was inspired by my brother who, one year, sheepishly handed out our gifts apologizing for the wrapping because newspaper was all he had. Let me tell you, I’ve never seen such beautiful wrapping in all my life!
You can make so many great bows, pleats…it’s awesome!
I’d like to thank my sweet mom for helping me with this post! We had a blast collecting all the lovely things we could find to wrap each gift. So, now you need to do the same! I’ve given you some inspiration—go and make your Christmas “just so!”