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13 Gift Wrapping Ideas

13 Gift Wrapping Ideas

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Are you ready for tons of gift wrapping inspiration? I’m teaming up with some of my favorite blogger friends to share 13 gift wrapping ideas for the holidays.

Now I am by no means a gift wrapping pro. I love me a giant gift bag as much as the next person, especially when I’m running late to a birthday party. And in our house, Santa usually wraps the boy’s gifts in some kind of dinosaur or character wrapping paper so we can distinguish who’s is who. But when it comes to giving gifts to family members or friends at Christmas time, it’s more special when you give a gift that shows you took the time to wrap.

Here are some tips and ideas to make your gifts look more creative and festive this holiday season!

1.) Kraft Paper Gift Wrapping Ideas – from yours truly, Our Tiny Nest

I love to use kraft paper, there’s so many options and ways you can decorate it, from stamping, or painting, or adding various toppers. I love how neutral it is.

I think my favorite way is to add some twine, dried citrus slices, and a sprig of greens to tie it all together. It makes it look a little more elevated.

Or if you love a more whimsical flair, you can draw a gingerbread or make a reindeer.

Click here to see all 4 ideas and how to make the dried orange slices.

Scented salt dough ornaments also are another cute DIY topper idea. Click here to see how to make them!

4 easy gift wrapping ideas

 

4 easy gift wrapping ideas with kraft paper

2.) Easy and Elegant Gift Wrapping Ideas from At Home with Kristy

Kristy is a professional interior designer so is always up to date on the latest trends. Her ideas are classically elegant! This woodland theme is adorable. But I love her color scheme for this year going off the coastal trend. Click to see.

Elegant Gift Wrapping Ideas

3.) 10 gift topper ideas from Kylie at Trueman’s Treasures

Kylie is showing you 10 of the best gift topper ideas from using monograms, to pictures or artwork, little Santa coats and more. Click here to see all of her fun ideas!

10 easy gift topper ideas

4.) 5 ways to use brown paper from Sweet Valley Acres

Crystal is a girl after my own heart! She chose to wrap her gifts with brown or kraft paper as well. She’s showing you 5 beautiful wrapping ideas and these are all stunning! Click here for her how to.

Brown paper Christmas wrapping

 

5.) Brown Paper Packages Tied Up in Strings from Jenny Wren Design

Rosy shows you how to make these whimsical gingerbread gift bags. This is such a cute way to gift some Christmas cookies or holiday treats. Check out Rose’s recipe for her homemade caramels, mmm. Click here.

Kraft paper gingerbread bags Christmas wrapping

6.) These creative ideas and tips from DIY Beautify

Cindy shows you how to wrap using things you already have around your home like a tea towel, chicken wire or scrap paper. They all look so cute! And I love how she used a cookie cutter as a gift topper! Click here for all of her ideas.

cookie cutter gift wrapping idea

7.) Colorful Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas from Sonata Design

Every time I think of Missy I think of bright, bold colors as that is what defines her style. And her gift wrapping is no exception! I love how she personalized her gift wrapping to her family member’s personalities, makes it feel that much more special! Click here for her ideas.

Colorful Christmas gift wrap ideas

8.) This Beautiful Brown Paper and Velvet Ribbon Idea from Hen and Horse Design

Susan used cookie cutters to stamp a decorative detail on some neutral brown paper and it is such a cute idea! Top it with some velvet green ribbon and it’s just elegant! I love the color scheme, it’s very rich looking and would looking pretty under anyone’s tree! Click here.

Brown paper and velvet ribbon gift wrap idea

 

9.) How to elevate Target wrapping paper from WM Design House

Wendy is so extremely talented. She likes to get her wrapping paper from Target since they have such a great selection but then she shows you how to embellish them! Click here to see her favorite wrapping paper picks and tricks. I love that ribbon tree.

Christmas gift wrap ideas

10.) How to tie a perfect gift bow from The Pond’s Farmhouse

Rachel breaks it down step by step and shows you how to make the perfect bow EVERY time! Because lets be honest, everything is better with a bow. I also love her fresh cedar and boxwood topper, so so pretty! Click here to see how she makes some other cute sustainable toppers too!

How to tie a perfect gift bow

11.) These Glamorous Gift Wrapping Ideas from Bella Grey Designs

If you like a little extra sparkle and glam, then click here check out these ideas from Jennifer. She used to wrap gifts at a high end department store, so the girl can teach us a thing or two! And that black ribbon is so chic!

Glamorous gift wrapping ideas

12.) Using fresh greens on gift wrap by Saved From Salvage

Regina shows you how to use fresh greens to decorate your gifts. They’re all so pretty but wait until you see the gnome!!!! Click here to see.

Christmas gift wrapping with fresh greens

 

13.) Unique and Fun Gift Wrapping from Savvy in the Suburbs

Sherri is a designer who loves a good DIY. She’s showing you some of her favorite ways to add a little festive flair to your packages with ornaments from the Dollar Store, and cute little stockings stuffed with a sweet treat. Click here to see.

Christmas gift wrapping ideas

 

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18 In Christmas/ DIY

DIY snowglobe tray

DIY snowglobe tray

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Ok are you ready for another easy holiday DIY?  Well I told you my theme this year was winter wonderland and I have been on a kick making snowglobes. (Check out these super cute snowglobe ornaments I made for the tree).

This DIY snowglobe tray is a pretty way to serve your holiday cookies or treats. Scroll down to see how I made it and re-create it for yourself!

DIY snowglobe tray

You will need: (linking everything towards the end of this post)

  • glass or plastic jar with a lid.
  • a large plate or charger
  • hot glue
  • faux snow
  • bottle brush tree
  • bell
  • rub n buff

DIY snowglobe tray

Directions:

1.) Start by heating up your hot glue gun.

DIY snowglobe tray

2.) Unscrew the lid to your jar. Add a dab of hot glue to the bottom of the bottle brush tree and place inside in the center of the jar.

DIY snowglobe tray

3.) Allow to dry for a few minutes and then fill the jar with faux snow.

DIY snowglobe tray

4.) Place in any other decorative items you want to use. I did some bells and a pinecone.

5.) I was using a gold charger as the tray and wanted it to match the lid to the jar. I squeezed a little rub n buff on the lid and rubbed it in using a paper towel then let dry.

DIY Snowglobe tray with Rub N Buff

6.) Screw the lid back on your jar.

7.) Again using your hot glue gun, draw a circle of glue on top of the lid then place the charger on top.

8.) Allow to dry then serve your treats.

DIY snowglobe tray

Voila!!!

And if you’re looking for some delicious holiday treats, I’ve got the recipe for my pistachio thumbprint cookies and 15 other sweets. Click here.

I love to see what you create. Be sure to take a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest!

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12 In Christmas/ decor/ DIY

DIY snowglobe ornament

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Make this cute and easy DIY snowglobe ornament in under 5 minutes using some bottle brush trees and faux snow. These are the perfect touch to your Christmas tree no matter your theme or decor style! They add just the right touch of sparkle! Scroll down to see how I made these.

DIY Snowglobe Ornament

I love adding a few handmade ornaments to the tree in addition to some classic ball ornaments. This year I chose to do a winter white neutral theme and got the idea to add a few snowglobe ornaments. These were so easy to make and you could fill with just about anything. I used some leftover bottle brush trees but I think pine cones would be really pretty too!

You will need:

DIY snow globe ornament

Start by heating up your glue gun and unscrew the lid off the jar.

Once the hot glue gun is warmed up, add some glue to the bottom of your bottle brush tree and place standing up on the inside bottom lid of the jar.

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Fill the inside of the jar with some faux snow.

DIY snowglobe ornament

Once the glue on the lid is dry, screw the lid back on the jar.

DIY snowglobe ornament

How easy is that?

DIY snowglobe ornament

I’ll link some of the things I used to make these below along with some other homemade ornaments we’ve made in the past if you’re looking for more inspiration!

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Here are some other DIY ornaments

These scented salt dough ornaments

These dried citrus slice ornaments

 

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26 In DIY/ holidays

DIY Simmer Pot Gift

DIY Simmer pot gift

There’s something so cozy about a beautiful simmer pot on the stove and the fragrant aromas. Especially in winter time. This DIY simmer pot is a great gift idea for the holidays and super easy to assemble!

And  for more Christmas ideas, scroll to the bottom to check out a 14 Days of Christmas blog hop!

What is a stovetop simmer pot?

A simmer pot is a basically a pot of water, fruits, herbs and spices that you simmer throughout the day to fill your home with a nice aroma. Simmer pots are really nice around the holidays with those warm spices but they can be enjoyed all year long. (This cozy coffee simmer pot is my other favorite combo).

DIY simmer pot gift

In the past I’ve done simmer pots in any old ordinary pot but recently I got this glass pot on Amazon. It’s soooo pretty and I thought it would make a great hostess gift.

What you need to make this DIY Simmer Pot:

  • Simmer Pot (linking it here)
  • 2 oranges
  • 1/2 bag of fresh cranberries
  • Dried cloves
  • 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • Ribbon or twine

How to make a DIY Simmer Pot Gift

Fill your pot with the oranges, cranberries and sprinkle in some cloves. With a ribbon or some twine, tie together the cinnamon sticks and rosemary and place in the pot. You don’t have to use this pot you can absolutely put together the ingredients and gather in a mason jar as well. Wrap and tie with a ribbon. If you want, you can also add a little tag with the instructions for simmering (listing the instructions below).

DIY simmer pot gift

Instructions:

Fill a pot with about 3-4 cups of water. Add all ingredients to the pot and allow to simmer. Keep an eye on the water and add more as needed. You can reuse for a few days, just add more water. Enjoy!

DIY simmer pot

 

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I love to see what you create so be sure to take a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest

For more holiday DIYs or gift ideas check out

The best hostess gift you will ever give!

My homemade Irish Cream – my family and friends look forward to this every year!

These personalized DIY tea bags

Dried orange slice ornaments

 

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14 Days of Christmas Ideas

15 minute baked brie – A Loverly Life

Red Solo Cup Lights – Chas’ Crazy Creations

Pampas Grass Christmas Tree – This Dear Casa

DIY Ornament Arch – Design of Your Life

Christmas Oven Mitts – Happily Ever After

Tips for a Christmas Mantel – Shop at Blu

How to paint a Christmas Star – The Fifth Sparrow No More

Christmas lists to organize your planning – Living Large in a Small House

Poinsetta Decorating Ideas – From Farmhouse to Florida

Christmas Place Settings – Adorn the Table

DIY house ornaments – Perfecting Places

Winter Tree Decorating – Sweet Valley Acres

Dried Orange Slices – Pure Happy Home