I’m definitely one of those people who loves giving others gifts. I like trying to find the perfect gift and the excitement of watching them open it. Part of the fun of gift giving for me is also wrapping the gifts. I think it makes the gift feel more special and it’s bonus Christmas decor under my tree all month long. I wanted to share one of my simple ways to wrap beautiful Christmas gifts with you. It’s so easy and I included pics of the whole process! Instead of buying tons of different paper for every gift giving season, I buy brown paper and white paper and use colorful ribbon instead. It’s easy to wrap and looks gorgeous! I buy all my Christmas ribbon after Christmas when it’s on sale.
STEP 1: I start by wrapping my gifts in the brown paper. Measure out and cut the amount of paper you will need and tape all sides.
STEP 2: Measure out your ribbon. You want to start by pulling more than you need out because you will need this to go around the whole box, plus tie the bow. You can always roll some back in if you pull too much.
STEP 3: Lay the box over the ribbon with top of the gift facing the floor. Then take your ribbon and lay it side by side across the box.
STEP 4: Twist the two strands of ribbon together at the middle of the box and cross to the other side of the box.
STEP 5: Pull snug on the ribbon so it will not loosen and will stay laying flat against the box. Then turn the box over.
STEP 6: Bring the two pieces together and tie a loose bow. If you have too much excess ribbon, you can turn the box back over and roll a little back up buy loosening the twist in the back.
STEP 7: Measure the two loose ends and cut the ribbon off from the roll.
STEP 8: Re-tie your bow creating a tighter bow that will hold. Fluff the circle portions of your bow to help give them shape.
STEP 9: I use simple white gift tags to write the to/from on. Then use a skinny ribbon to tie this to the ribbon just under the bow.
That’s it. Super simple and easy once you get the hang of the process. When picking ribbon, I usually prefer to go with non-wired ribbon for a flat bow and wired ribbon for bows with more shape. The gift wrapped in solid red ribbon is using wired ribbon, so you can see the difference. If bow tying is not your thing, you can also just add a bow on top the ribbon too like below. It still creates a beautiful gift, just double knot the ribbon and cut it off. Then attach the bow.
Let me know if you have any questions about the process or if any steps seem confusing. If you want more info on my holiday decor, you can check out my HOLIDAY HOME TOUR!