This afternoon’s post is one of those posts that does what it says on the tin – literally nine super duper ideas to inspire you on your gift wrapping journey all the way through to Christmas Day.
From an early age I loved helping my mum wrap up our family members’ Christmas presents. Being super creative she always picked out the most beautiful papers and accessorised them with the prettiest gift tags. She is also to my knowledge an unbeaten champion in tying the best ribbons that the world has seen; they are always exactly proportioned and in the most perfect bow shape.
Anyway I digress…
You can’t failed to have noticed that it is festive week at RMW HQ (I’m actually wearing a huge flashing Christmas bow on my head as we speak, Charlotte is a reindeer, Becky a tree and Adam…well he’s a chimney) and so in keeping with aforementioned theme it seemed a no-brainer to post some Christmas DIY gift wrap ideas for you lovely lot to feast on.
It’s no secret that the RMW team are huge favourites of Etsy; we regularly feature Etsy products in our monthly newsletter recommendations and we picked the best of the best in this year’s Christmas wish list. Santa I hope you were reading!
It made sense then to select the lushest ribbons, the funniest gift tags and the most delectable papers from this oasis of handmade heaven when it came to packaging up the gifts of our nearest and dearest too.
Let’s take a look.
There’s nothing that sets the heart racing in anticipation quite like a beautifully wrapped gift is there. Equally, there’s nothing that says Christmas quite like a Fair Isle Sweater complete with prancing reindeers which is probably why I adore this inspired paper at the bottom here.
If you’re an eco-friendly kinda gal then consider using this gorgeous red and white floral fabric above to wrap up your presents. Beautifully finished with ribbons sewn on to boot, ‘HappyWrap’ comes in a range of vintage patterns and prints which means that you can swathe a myriad of gifts to your heart’s content whatever the occasion.
If you’re feeling fun then Nikkipea’s Santa wrapping paper is perfect for kids and adults alike with its cute Christmas puds, snowmen and canes. Finish up with these luxurious letterpressed ‘Noel’ and ‘Cheers’ gift tags from Missive.
It was love at first site when I first clapped eyes on Strand Redesign’s stag wrap – perfect for the boys in your life. If you practice a monochrome chic lifestyle then this is for you…alternatively swathe your stag parcels in bright red ribbons for a colour-pop style statement and stick a glittery antler or two on top.
If your gifts are small then it might be worth forgoing the traditional paper wrap and opting for a quirky paper bag instead. I love the silvered chevron and red spotted beauties from Whisker Graphics which can be sealed with a sticker or bound up with some bakers twine.
If traditional Christmas wrap isn’t your thing or if you’re an avid scientist looking to incorporate the wonders of the world in all areas of your life then may I suggest the ‘White Molecules’ gift wrap by Mozaiq. I couldn’t resist looping a garland of snowballs over the top for an added dose of excitement.
There’ll be a part of my sister that will be gutted that I didn’t use this turquoise blue and golden deer vintage paper for her Christmas gifts. The Goose And The Hound have the hugest archive of paper pretty from the days of yore. From snowy scenes, holly berries and even fluffy kittens in stockings you’re bound to find something that you love. They also stock wedding related vintage paper too in case you’re interested…
All of the beautiful ribbons used to envelop the parcels came from The Ribbon Retreat. Check them out – they have literally hundreds of different patterns and widths in every shade of the rainbow. Also don’t be afraid to overlap one ribbon over another or tie them in an unconventional arrangement.
If you’re looking for something a bit different then these pennant flag shaped tags from Oh Hello Magpie are super sweet. Mix things up by using combinations of both ribbon and bakers twine in different shades of the same colour.
Glitterify your life with these twinkly stag head cut-outs. Literally you can pop them on anything….paper bags, ribbons, even cocktail stirrers. Sturdy as well as pretty, these little beauties would also be perfect for those brides looking to incorporate a stag motif into their big day…Cough ahem Stef ahem.
And I couldn’t resist providing a close-up of some of the darling tags used throughout, particularly these hilarious Santa gift tags that come in a set of seven – ‘I know what you did last summer’ particularly tickled me…
I also fell head over heels for the clay Christmas trees that could double up as a Christmas Tree ornament once the present giving is over too.
So there you have it lovely people.
Have you started your festive wrapping and packing yet? Have any of these products caught your eye? It’s worth remembering that lots of these suppliers shut up shop for the holidays very soon so it’s worth putting your order in super soon to be in with a chance of receiving them in time.
Lastly what was the best present you ever received? We want to know!
All my love Lolly xxx