Christmas is just a few weeks behind us. I love this time of the year that I can slow down, spend time with family and friends, baking, making crafts, and have some fun together.
Today, I’ve rounded up 18 minimalist Christmas gift wrapping ideas for you. These festive DIY gift wrap ideas are so lovely because you can easily wrap a gift in a creative way. They are very simple, fun and inexpensive to make.
I’ve also covered some eco-friendly alternatives to traditional gift wrap that are cute and pretty too. Save these minimalist gift wrap ideas for the holidays, birthdays, or any occasion.
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18 DIY Minimalist Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas
You just only need a few basic art supplies to get started.
DIY Gift Wrapping Materials and Tools:
- Kraft wrapping paper (Brown wrapping paper, white wrapping paper, black wrapping paper, etc.)
- Twine (Baker’s twine, natural jute twine, etc.)
- Fresh Christmas greenery or artificial greenery
- Tape (Magic tape, double-sided tape, etc.)
- Decorative tape (Duct tape, washi tape, printed packaging tape, etc.)
- Sharpie or other markers
1. Natural Gift Wrapping
Gift wrapping with kraft paper. Use a hot glue gun to glue a few sprigs of rosemary and tape a fresh little flower for a simple rustic look.
via Laurie Kaiser
2. Handmade Gift Bags with Book Pages
Upcycling an old book to make gift bags pouches. Using your old book pages to wrap up small and lightweight gifts like candies and treats.
via Helen Philipps
3. Newspaper Gift Wrapping Paper
Get creative by repurposing old newspapers into DIY newspaper gift wrap. Use a paint pen to write or draw things to decorate.
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4. Fabric Wrapping Cloth
Go green and wrap gifts the Furoshiki way. A Furoshiki wrap is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth that can be used to wrap gifts or anything. Cloth wrap is an eco-friendly and sustainable way of gift-giving. Make your own lovely furoshiki this year!
via Only Deco Love
5. Personalized Gift Idea
Decorating gifts with memories. Print out the photo with your recipient and tuck it under the twine.
via duni cheri
6. Scandinavian Christmas Tags
I love the Scandinavian inspired prints and patterns. Add a personal touch to your holiday gifts with these simple but beautiful gift tags.
via the beauty dojo
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7. DIY Watercolor Gift Tags
This watercolor holiday wreath is fun and easy to create. Follow the tutorial from Lindsey. She also has a free printable DIY gift tag template for you.
8. Paper Snowflakes DIY
Be creative and get crafty to make your own embellishment from paper. These DIY paper snowflakes gift toppers can also be hung.
via Giochi di Carta
9. DIY Calligraphy Wrapping Paper
Make a calligraphy gift wrap with a sharpie and kraft paper. Simply dress it up with a ribbon.
via Boxwood Avenue
10. Gift Wrap Pocket
Fold a recycled brown paper and make a few layers. Tuck a couple of eucalyptus cuttings with the birch moose decorations to add the festive touch. Kate shared more brown paper wrapping ideas here.
11. Chalkboard Art
You only need some black craft paper and a few white paint markers to create these beautiful “chalkboard” packages.
via Bonnie Christine
12. Simple Paper Bag Gift Wrap
Create these pretty gift bags with the alphabet stamps, stamp pad, eucalyptus branches and some twine.
via the beauty dojo
13. Potato Print Christmas Stamps
DIY your own unique gift wrap from something you already have around the house. Make a Christmas tree stamp with a potato and stamp on kraft paper. Embellishing with twigs.
via Fresh Mommy Blog
14. Washi Tape Flag Garland
Easy DIY with washi tape, scissors and twine. This simple present wrapping looks so cute. I can’t wait to try it out this year!
15. Creativity Unlimited
Using things like kraft paper, baker’s twine, marker and glitter adhesive tape can make beautiful handmade gift wrap. They are simple and elegant.
16. Gold Sharpie on Matte Black Wrapping Paper
Use a metallic Sharpie marker to make your own DIY hand-drawn gift wrap.
via Ashley Hackshaw
17. Dried Fruit Slices Embellishment
Dried fruit ornaments are beautiful on Christmas trees. These homemade dried orange slices can also be decorated on top of the wrapping presents. They give the presents a rustic festive look.
18. Gift Wrap with Fresh Greenery
Adding fresh winter greenery on gift wrapping can make a rustic charm vibe.
Final Thoughts on Minimalist Christmas Gift Wrapping
There are so many ways to wrap presents beautifully. Minimalist Christmas gift wrap is simple but stylish. Simply use kraft wrapping paper, some evergreen sprigs and pinecones, or other natural elements, and then tie them up with a string. This natural rustic theme present wrapping idea is a Scandinavian style and can be used for all occasions.
DIY gift wrap using newspaper, fabric and recyclable paper are all eco-friendly alternatives to traditional Christmas wrapping paper. Now that you have ideas on how to make handmade gift wrapping paper, I hope all the DIY gift wrap designs above will inspire you to get creative this holiday season!
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