Because I believe the Christmas box or package should rival what’s actually inside, many of my friends and readers ask me for help concerning how to wrap glorious gifts during this, the most gift giving time of year.
First: consider the decor and colors in your room. Match it up.
Second: And then – Always use white. . . . somewhere.
What could be more beautiful or simple than an all white presentation?
This is SO simple you don’t even need paper!
Using white gift boxes make this type of package the easiest to wrap. Use white satin ribbon or color coordinated ribbons, add an ornament for embellishment and you have an impressive designer look in under three minutes!
This designer of these packages did use white paper instead of white boxes but she kept it casual and simple by using white yarn instead of ribbon. You could also use string before adding some artificial flowers and fruits. In my yard I have evergreen trees, so I simply cut a few sprigs and tie them onto white packages. Easy!
Third: Use white!
If you have young children and want a more fun type of simple look,
go for the white boxes or white paper again!
good housekeeping photo
Let the kids stamp alphabet letters or family initials onto the paper.
This is quality time and your opportunity to teach them how to wrap pretty gifts! If this project ends up with messy letters who cares?!
Children love simple holiday projects.
If the idea of ink and children scares you, then buy some fanciful stickers and let them go at it. Nothing gets more simple than that!
One more festive presentation that children of all ages love is done with something very simple, inexpensive, and available everywhere:
little loveables photo
Fourth: Use more white boxes!
I think I’ve blah, blah blogged long enough on this subject! Can you tell I love it? Maybe I should offer a gift wrap class.
Interior Designer/Phelans Interiors