Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

It's always fun when a package has been wrapped in something unique! It shows the gift-givers creative special touch!

Package Tie-On's

Recycled Christmas Cards

Use last years Christmas cards to make gift tags. Simply cut out your desired shape and punch hole in top. You could mount this on pretty paper and use decorative scissors along edges. Write TO: and FROM: on the back.

Rubber Stamps

You can use rubber stamps to make gift tags also. Most craft stores or print shops have card stock available to purchase. If you're feeling extra fancy you can use a heat gun and embossing powder to make them. Or use markers and color in the picture.

Clay Ornaments

Try your hand at Scupltey clay (available at craft stores) Make candy canes, snowmen, angels, gingerbread men etc. You can use them as package tie-on or ornaments.

Felt Shapes

Felt can be used to make simple ornaments or package tie on's. Simple cookie cutter shapes work well tracing onto felt. Use buttons, rick rack, smaller pieces of felt, ribbon etc. for the trims. For those of you who don't have time to sew you can glue the pieces together.

Floral Picks

Simple Christmas picks make perfect package accents. Look for them on sale at local craft or fabric stores. They can also be recycled using them year after year!


Homespun fabrics (plaids and country prints) or nylon tulle make perfect bows and accents for packages. For a homespun ribbon just tear fabric to get the "frayed" look and cut to your desired length. Nylon netting (tulle) is available in so many different colors. You can cut a large square of it and gather like a fan. Use a more elegant ribbon to gather (for a Victorian look) and place pine cones, or a Christmas pick in the middle. Now you have a beautiful accent fro your package!