Festive gift wrapping. Image source: http://www.eclectictrends.com

It’s no longer only the thought that counts when it comes to festive gifting… The gift wrapping matters too! Stick to the natural wrapping paper trend, but follow these simple tips to transform your festive season presents. Your friends and family won’t even want to unwrap your offerings!

BRING THE OUTDOORS INDOORS

The only plants in your house this festive season needn’t only be your Christmas tree. Attach greenery and flowers to your gifts for a rustic and beautiful touch.

Leaves on boxes
The festive season welcomes greenery. Image source: www.bloglovin.com.
A little bit of colour to the natural wrapping paper. Image source: http://freckleschick.blogspot.co.za/2013/12/holiday-gift-wrapping-festive-feathery.html?m=1
A little bit of colour to the natural wrapping paper. Image source: freckleschick.blogspot.
Flowers act as decorations on your gifts, but also as an added gift in themselves. Image source: http://greenweddingshoes.com/diy-gift-wrap-with-silk-flowers-from-afloral/
Flowers act as decorations on your gifts, but also as an added gift in themselves. Image source: greenweddingshoes.com.

SIGNED, STAMPED, DELIVERED

Gone are the days when a card had to be attached to each of your gifts. Stamping and writing on wrapping paper is becoming increasingly popular. Plus, it livens up otherwise dull gift wrap.

Stamping directly onto wrapping paper. Image source: http://cosmocricket.typepad.com/cosmo_cricket/2012/12/8-techniques-for-gift-wrapping-with-kraft.html
Stamping directly onto wrapping paper. Image source: cosmocricket.typepad.com.
Whether you use brown or black wrapping paper, chalk can be used to add some character to your present. Image source: http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/home-new2/34199729.jsp?cm_mmc=LS-_-Affiliates-_-QFGLnEolOWg-_-1&utm_medium=QFGLnEolOWg&utm_source=AFFILIATES&utm_content=QFGLnEolOWg&siteID=QFGLnEolOWg-zVKTGce3fZ47vvxLN._tIA#/
Whether you use brown or black wrapping paper, chalk can be used to add some character to your present. Image source: www.anthropologie.com.

THAT’S A WRAP WITH WASHI TAPE

It looks like washi tape is here to stay. Layer strips of different, brightly coloured wash tape to liven up black and brown wrapping paper.

Washi tape comes in many patterns, widths and colours. The options are endless when it comes to your presents this year. Image source: http://www.thesweetestoccasion.com/2011/11/washi-tape-gift-wrap/
Washi tape comes in many patterns, widths and colours. The options are endless when it comes to your presents this year. Image source: www.thesweetestoccasion.com.

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