Decorating, shopping, entertaining, cooking, family gatherings…the holiday season can definitely be stressful. As much as I can, I like to keep things simple and easy when it comes to Christmas celebrations around our home. This includes my gift wrapping. I absolutely use gift bags and tissue paper for some gifts, but I also like to have fun and be a little creative with my wrapping. This year, I decided to create a whole theme around easy Christmas gift wrapping without bows.
Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post where you will find 18 more gift wrapping ideas from my talented friends!
Have you ever spent a ton of time creating a beautifully wrapped gift for someone, with a gorgeous bow, only to find that it gets smashed or crushed before it’s opened? I sure have, so this year I decided to wrap all of my gifts without any bows!
Instead of tying traditional ribbons around my packages with a bow on top. I used layers of ribbon and decorative tape to create unique designs and patterns that are both festive and beautiful.
The idea started when I saw an interesting copper tape that is usually used for technical and electrical purposes, but I thought would be a beautiful addition to my Christmas gifts. When it arrived, I got out some of my favorite ribbons and decorative Washi tapes and got creative!
I layered satin ribbon with decorative tape in a plaid pattern over silver wrapping paper. This created a pretty package in just minutes.
I played around with different patterned papers. mixed with ribbon and Washi tape and even added a few copper bells attached with twine.
For a more feminine look, I attached some pretty holly berries to the smaller packages with twine and a larger piece across the bigger boxes.
The beauty of this wrapping is that it takes just minutes and is super fun and creative. I chose to use a limited palette of colors, to sort of match my living room Christmas tree, but it would be equally beautiful in traditional Christmas colors of whimsical, kid-friendly paper.
The key is to have fun with whatever colors you love and whatever style suits you.
I hope this gives you a few ideas about how to easily wrap beautiful Christmas gifts without ever having to tie a bow!
Now scroll down to see 18 other gorgeous gift wrapping ideas from my friends! There are so many creative ideas and styles…I adore these super-talented women and I know you will too!
Simple Gift Wrapping Ideas
Easy Colorful Gift Wrap Idea from The Handmade Home // How to Wrap Baked Goods from Satori Design for Living // Embroidery Hoop Holiday Gift Toppers from Tatertots & Jello // 4 Ways to Use Black and White Wrapping Paper from Grace In My Space
Gift Wrapping Basics – Wrapping Without A Bow from Zevy Joy // Brown Paper & Pom Pom Gift Wrapping Ideas from The DIY Mommy // Gift Wrapping Idea from Finding Lovely // DIY Gift Wrap Ideas & Free Printable Holiday Gift Tags from The Happy Housie
Simple & Pretty Christmas Wrapping Ideas from The Tattered Pew // 5 Secrets To Pretty Gift Wrapping from She Gave It A Go // Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas for Kids from Pink Peppermint Design // 3 Easy Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas from Inspiration for Moms
Dollar Store Gift Basket Wrap from Craftberry Bush // Natural Holiday Gift Wrap with Greenery from Hallstrom Home // Easy Christmas Gift Wrap Without Bows from Sanctuary Home Decor // Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Gift Wrap from Twelve on Main