Every year I make some homemade gift wrap and tags. You can end up spending a fortune on both if you are like me and go crazy every Christmas… An added bonus is that it looks exactly how you want it to and can make your gift look even more thoughtful (no judging if you buy wrapping though). Not everyone has time to do this which I completely understand but it’s something I happily do while watching some evening television.
This is also something great to involve any younger members of your family in.
How you decide to do this can be as simple or complicated as you want to make it.
The basics for homemade gift wrap are;
- A roll of brown or white paper
- Pens in colours of your choice
- Plain tags
- Cookie cutters
- Glue gun
- Ribbon or string
- Wooden shapes
- Glue stick
- If children are involved stickers, sticky dots, glitter, feathers and any embellishments might be a good idea
I got all my supplies from Tiger and nothing was more than £2 but most things were £1.
I think there is something festive about brown paper I’m not sure why but it’s also so easy to customise nicely. If you have children it might be nice touch for them to use the stencils or freehand draw on the brown paper. The wooden hearts and brown paper string together are a rustic Christmas look that I love the most.
All of these were so quick to do. The tags were just me going crazy with a glue gun and sticking things on them.
How cute are the reindeer bull clips? I only used a small dot of glue so they can be taken off the labels and used again.
Moving onto the baubles that you may have spotted in the first picture… Mini beauty and small makeup items will fit in these nicely. The MUR lipsticks will look really nice in these like the rose gold range.
I added some fake snow and stars along with each item and think they look really Christmassy.
I have included lots of brands such as Kiehls, EOS, NARS, Hourglass, Nuxe, Skin Food and Estee Lauder.
These are lovely to give as a present or to put on your Christmas tree and reuse next year.