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Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas: Easy Ways to Wrap Holiday Gifts

Create gorgeous but simple Christmas presents using solid wrapping paper and strips of quilting fabric in place of ribbon. Here are some Christmas gift wrapping ideas to inspire, along with step-by-step instructions to get the look.

Hello Kenarry Readers! It’s Jess from jessicawellinginteriors.com. Okay so Christmastime is officially here! Crazy, right? I guess I always know it’s coming, but somehow the time slips past faster than I expect. Today I’m going to share some easy Christmas gift wrapping ideas with you.

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Does anyone else out there LOVE wrapping presents? I’ve always enjoyed it, but now that I’ve got kiddos, there’s the added perk of going and locking myself in “Santa’s Workshop,” and being all by myself for a little while. “Mama is working very hard and cannot be disturbed right now. You’ll have to ask Daddy to help you clean up the _insert giant mess here__.

And part of what I love is making gifts pretty and unique. In fact, some years I’m even the person who chooses a Christmas motif and wraps all the presents to coordinate. But don’t worry I am very aware that I’m the crazy one in this scenario- not you!

So today I’m going to share one of my favorite super-easy and inexpensive Christmas gift wrapping ideas, using solid-colored paper and strips of patterned fabric as ribbon. Here we go…

My Favorite Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

Need some Christmas gift wrapping ideas? Try solid white or brown paper with DIY fabric ribbon! It's a simple and easy way to wrap beautiful presents for Christmas!

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What you need:

  • scissors (regular and get out your sewing scissors too if you have them)
  • scotch tape
  • solid white or brown wrapping paper (Be sure your paper is thick enough so nothing will show through. Look in the postal section if you can’t find wrapping paper).
  • patterned fabric (I like to use inexpensive quilting fabric and choose a variety of fabrics that look good together).
  • gift tag

Instructions:

1. Wrap your gift.

Try to keep the corners tight and lines straight. If you don’t come by this naturally, that’s okay! Check out this tutorial at kidsactivities.com for step-by-step instructions. 

2. Cut your fabric into long strips.

There’s no need to measure, but make your strips somewhere between 1.5-4 inches wide. Cut them as straight as you can without measuring. If your fabric has a geometric pattern, you’ll want to try and follow it. 

Need some Christmas gift wrapping ideas? Try solid white or brown paper with DIY fabric ribbon! It's a simple and easy way to wrap beautiful presents for Christmas!
Need some Christmas gift wrapping ideas? Try solid white or brown paper with DIY fabric ribbon! It's a simple and easy way to wrap beautiful presents for Christmas!

3. Line up your fabric strip.

Need some Christmas gift wrapping ideas? Try solid white or brown paper with DIY fabric ribbon! It's a simple and easy way to wrap beautiful presents for Christmas!

4. Tie the first knot.

Need some Christmas gift wrapping ideas? Try solid white or brown paper with DIY fabric ribbon! It's a simple and easy way to wrap beautiful presents for Christmas!
Need some Christmas gift wrapping ideas? Try solid white or brown paper with DIY fabric ribbon! It's a simple and easy way to wrap beautiful presents for Christmas!

5. Tie a second knot. 

Need some Christmas gift wrapping ideas? Try solid white or brown paper with DIY fabric ribbon! It's a simple and easy way to wrap beautiful presents for Christmas!

6. Adjust & trim.

There’s only one good side of most quilting fabrics, so you’ll likely need to adjust the tails so that the good side is up and showing. Trim your ends to the desired length. I like to cut mine at an angle.

Need some Christmas gift wrapping ideas? Try solid white or brown paper with DIY fabric ribbon! It's a simple and easy way to wrap beautiful presents for Christmas!

7. Add a gift tag.

Tie the tag string or ribbon on near the center of your bow. 

Need some Christmas gift wrapping ideas? Try solid white or brown paper with DIY fabric ribbon! It's a simple and easy way to wrap beautiful presents for Christmas!
Need some Christmas gift wrapping ideas? Try solid white or brown paper with DIY fabric ribbon! It's a simple and easy way to wrap beautiful presents for Christmas!

That was so easy, right? If you want to be a crazy person like me, you could wrap all your gifts this way, using 3-5 coordinating fabrics for a beautiful look under your tree. Who needs a whole bin of wrapping paper and ribbon?

Need some Christmas gift wrapping ideas? Try solid white or brown paper with DIY fabric ribbon! It's a simple and easy way to wrap beautiful presents for Christmas!

As you can see, you can create very different looks, depending on the paper and fabrics you choose. The strips of fabric work great on jars of bath salts or homemade treats too! Just cut the fabric a bit thinner.

Need some Christmas gift wrapping ideas? Try solid white or brown paper with DIY fabric ribbon! It's a simple and easy way to wrap beautiful presents for Christmas!
Need some Christmas gift wrapping ideas? Try solid white or brown paper with DIY fabric ribbon! It's a simple and easy way to wrap beautiful presents for Christmas!
Need some Christmas gift wrapping ideas? Try solid white or brown paper with DIY fabric ribbon! It's a simple and easy way to wrap beautiful presents for Christmas!

Now get yourself a glass of eggnog, lock yourself into “Santa’s workshop” and wrap away! 

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