Christmas gift wrap ideas

Christmas gift wrap

It's coming up to the time of year when I'm pinning Christmas gift wrap ideas like crazy! I prefer easy, crafty ideas and supplies which can be used all year round (no Santa paper here.) My gift wrap supplies stash is, as you might imagine, quite large, but I love simple ideas. In recent years I've stocked quite a lot of gift wrap from House Doctor (hello, favourite leather string) and one of the nicest things is that they style beautiful images for their stockists to use. Here's some of my favourites from the last few years - the emphasis is on a stylish, generic patterned wrapping paper (we don't stock those as they're not cost-effective to post!), but adding simple twine and a stylish Christmas tag or postcard for a seasonal touch.

gift wrap ideas

{Items included above: winter nature postcards, advent calendar tags. Similar items: black wax string.}

natural gift wrap

star gift wrap

{Included above: white star garland.}

Gold leather string

{Included above: grey leather string, gold leather string. Similar: jute twine.}

Black and white ribbon

{Included above: tailor scissors. Similar: gold and white ribbon.}

House Doctor gift wrap

Metallic Christmas gift tags

Christmas gift wrapping ideas

{Included above: metallic Christmas gift tags.}

House Doctor gift wrap styled

Christmas gift tags

{Included above: Metallic Christmas gift tags, brass arrow paperclips, winter gift tags, mixed gold gift tags. Similar: gold striped ribbon, dark grey leather twine.}

Triangle paper clips

{Included above: triangle paper clips, grey fabric ribbon. All photos © House Doctor.}

Check out the Papermash range of House Doctor gift wrap and the full range of gift wrap tags, stamps and twine here.

Tips for styling pinnable gift wrapped images:

- I love the vinyl photo backdrops from Capture by Lucy; great quality and they roll up for easy storage. She stocks lots of similar backdrops to the textured backgrounds used above.

- Wooden bobbins such as those which come with our range of leather strings look great when half-rolled out around the edge of photos.

- Add a natural touch with foliage and pine cones. I try and remember to collect pine cones and keep them from the previous Christmas, and greenery such as eucalyptus is available all year round, so you can style a stylish image out of season. Pine cones can be decorated with white or neon paint, and even glitter. Any kind of dried flower with a bit of glitter can look festive, though this kind of accessory might work best for styled photo shoots - gift recipients might be less thankful for half-dead foliage under the tree!

- Add a pair of Instagram-worthy scissors (note that most pairs we've tested aren't brilliantly sharp so we tend to use pretty scissors mainly for styling.)


Follow our gift wrapping Pinterest boards here:

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