As my husband and I get older, Christmas presents lose a bit of their childhood enthusiasm. This year, we’re getting a new front door – practical but not particularly exciting. However, just because my letter to Santa was short and sweet doesn’t mean there are no glittering boxes under the tree. Wrapping paper can be another fun way to add holiday cheer to your home (even if the boxes are empty!).
There are thousands of wrapping paper options in stores but I often find that the simplest ones are the most stunning. Personalize plain brown craft paper with natural elements like greens, pinecones or cinnamon sticks and add glitter or ribbon for colour. If you’re crafty add a homemade touch with DIY gift tags. Use up those leftover buttons to dress up plain ribbon or turn them into funky snowflakes for decoration. Have a pile of leftover ornaments? Tie those colourful balls onto your packages!
If you favour fancier wrapping, layer colours and textures over metallic paper for dimension. Don’t forget to experiment with colour! Try teal and silver or soft cream and violet. For a girly touch, replace red with hot pink and add glittering gold accents. Want more drama? Use black paper with gold accents and luxurious velvet ribbon.
Looking for ideas? Here are some of my favourite Pinterest finds to inspire your decorating style.