I have to admit today`s Blogmas post is a selfish one. I don`t really know how many people actually care about gift wrapping but I personally love it, ergo the theme of todays post. So sorry if you aren`t really interested in this subject I promise tomorrows post will be more interesting but for those of you who love wrapping as much as I do I know you will love my little selection of tips and tricks. Enjoy!!!!
Traditional Brown Paper Packages
I admit I am partial to a classic brown paper package tied up with string , but I like to play with the styling that way it ends up a bit more special and modern. My go to is using greenery, a sprig of rosemary or spruce, or if you really want to impress turn that twig into a small wreath like in the inspo above. You can always play up your greenery with some extra cinnamon sticks and even some home-baked cookies which you can decorate as well. If simple twine isn`t for you, you can also use strips of burlap for a more rustic look or if you want to go modern a really nice ribbon (silky red or black and white stripes like above). As far as the actual brown paper you could always get creative with some pain (white or gold would be really pretty) in splashes or doing a potato stamp (yes that is a thing link here).
If you want to go for a metallic look there are a couple different ways to achieve that , either with your wrapping paper , your ribbons or your decoration and there is always the option of going all out and combining them. If you find a great metallic wrapping paper you like great but you can always make your own with metallic paint. As far as the decorations go I love including little ornaments into my wrapping, but if you want something more personal the two DIY`s I fell in love with are the leaves and walnuts dipped in gold pain (actually obsessed and I will do them for my own presents this year , maybe with some navy or brown paper) and the paper cut feathers with the gold details. If you are really fancy and manage to find it on Amazon or Etsy I also really loved the look of the gold wax seal with a bit of twine and a really pretty but sophisticated wrapping paper, gorgeous.
This is not exactly my style but I know a loot of people like a more simple, stream lined look so I decided to include it as well. This monochrome look would work great for a guy`s gift : simple matte black paper with either a velvet bow or even some leather (faux leather of course ) string. If it`s feeling a bit stark some greenery would go nicely as well. For a more festive edge pair your monochrome wrapping paper with a nice silky red ribbon.If you are feeling creative and have the talent (I certainly don`t) I really love the look of personalizing your black wrapping paper with a white pen.