DIY Gift wrapping

Our Guide to Beautiful Gift Wrapping

Give your Christmas gifts the personal touch and wow your family and friends with our quick and easy tips for creating beautifully wrapped presents.

1. neon accents
A bright pop of neon matched with classic brown kraft paper puts a modern spin on Christmas wrapping. We used a mix of neon orange and pink twine wrapped around the present multiple times before finishing with a simple double knot. Keep it relaxed and cool by leaving the ends of the twine long rather than chopping them off, and for a bit of extra fun, scatter the present with confetti for an added Christmas morning surprise for the kids!

TIP: Get the most out of your wrapping paper by reversing the roll to get kraft paper, which is what we’ve done with this look. We used the Australian House & Garden Nordic birds wrapping paper.

2. pastel hues
If the glitz and glam of Christmas isn’t really your thing, embrace pastels and go with softer tones in your wrapping like we’ve done with this stunning Christmas tree paper from Australian House & Garden (available at selected stores). Use colour-complementary twine (think greys, pastels and whites) to create a handmade tassel which replaces the traditional bow this Christmas. You could also refer to the tip above and reverse your wrap for a classic white look, giving you two beautiful matching gift wrap options.

TIP: When it comes to gift wrapping, boxes certainly make life easier! Try and save any boxes you get throughout the year and re-use them for any awkwardly-shaped Christmas gifts.

3. chevron: the year’s most sought-after pattern
Bring style to Christmas by pairing this white and pewter print paper by Australian House & Garden (available at selected stores) with a traditional Christmas red cotton twine. To add a more special touch and really finish off the wrapping, we tied on Australian House & Garden mini wooden star ornaments (available at selected stores). These gorgeous little stars also double as an extra gift that the recipient can pop on their tree!

4. make it natural
Using this beautifully printed kraft paper from Australian House & Garden, we’ve gone for a country inspired feel and used fresh Zanzibar gem leaves with with antique hammered mini love bells. When tied together with natural kitchen twine, these little additional pieces are a great way to personalise each gift. Think outside the square and have a dig around at home to see what cute little ornaments and objects you could use to add that personal touch to your gifts.

TIP: As an alternative, try sprigs of rosemary, olive or spruce or even small twigs to bring an earthy, natural feel to your gifts.


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