Unique Christmas Gift Wrapping on a Budget


Wrapping gifts over the holidays can be an expensive proposition, especially if you like to add a some extra special touches to your packages. This year, I decided to use wrapping paper I had on hand and make my packages extra festive with some fresh greenery that I painted in metallic tones. What I ended up with is special and unique Christmas gift wrapping on a budget that is simple and beautiful!

I also have a special treat for you! When you get down to the end of this post you will find 13 additional Christmas gift wrapping ideas from some of my amazing blogger friends!

I started with an inexpensive bunch of winter greenery from the market and some foraged eucalyptus from our yard. I had some spray paint in bright copper and silver so I laid some of the greenery on a piece of cardboard and painted both sides.

I left some of the winter greens unpainted so I had the option to mix them on the gifts.

I used only three colors of wrapping paper, a matte dark green, a soft blush tone and a fun white “knit” paper that reminds me of my favorite blankets.

Once I had my the paper on my gifts, i started adding ribbon by wrapping it around the package four times at different angles and tying a knot to secure it.

Then I bunched together the metallic painted greenery using kitchen twine. I added copper bells to a couple of the greenery bunches for some extra sparkle.

I tied a bow around the the sprigs of pine and eucalyptus to secure them in place.

I repeated the same process with each gift alternating ribbon and metallic greenery and keeping it really simple.

I did play around with different ribbon configurations, opting for an untraditional wrap around each gift rather than the typical gift wrap.

On the smaller packages, I wrapped kitchen twine around and tied the greenery on with a small linen bow and then tucked in a single copper eucalyptus leaf.

I love the contrast of a Christmas gift wrapped in dark paper with light ribbon and a light gift with dark ribbon.

If you want the easiest ribbon wrap, choose a beautiful velvet and tie a simple bow with a sprig of metallic cedar tucked underneath.

I love that this is a super easy way to do beautiful Christmas gift wrapping on a budget.

Don’t be afraid to use “untraditional” colors. The addition of pine and metallic tones says “holiday” and works with almost any color palette!

I’ve added some links below for the wrapping paper, ribbon and spray paint that I used here.

Now get ready for some more unique Christmas Gift Wrapping inspiration!

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  1. Beautiful post . I am so grateful you take the time to share all these wonderful ideas along with your beautiful home . When life is so stressful it is such a relief to sit with a coffee and come to your home through your posts ! Thank you for all the time and effort you put in to sharing all with us ! I appreciate it greatly!

    1. Thank you so much for this kind note< Rosemarie! I really appreciate you taking the time to comment! Happy New Year!

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