Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas & a DIY Gift Tag

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I decided to keep my gift wrap pretty minimal this year. I liked the idea of using one type of gift wrap, (in this case, Kraft paper) and adding my own special touch with velvet ribbon, tulle, trinkets, and DIY gift tags.

DIY Gift Tag

I’ve seen a few beaded wooden name tags on Etsy, and I thought it would be pretty easy to make my own, but use cardboard gift tags instead.

You can find these materials at any craft store, but I ordered some of mine on a whim from Amazon. The white wood beads are from Hobby Lobby (shop them here), but I will link the other exact products below.

This little DIY is super simple, and it sure beats the sticky gift tags that you buy in bulk. Here is a breakdown of the easy steps:

  1. Cut a piece of twine about 20-22″ long, fold in half, then wrap the ends tightly with tape. (This helps them slide through the hole of the beads.)
  2. Feed your beads onto each strand and push them up towards the top, leaving a loop hanging out of the top.
  3. Feed your two strings through the back of the cardboard tag.
  4. Knot off the loop at the top of the beads so they won’t slide off the top.
  5. Tie a shoelace bow with the extra string hanging from the cardboard tag.
  6. Hot glue the wooden snowflake to the tag.

DIY Gift Wrap

If you have seen a few of my previous Christmas decor blog posts, you will know that I used a lot of pine cones, ribbon, and bells in my decor this year. I had a lot of materials left over, so I decided to incorporate them into my gift wrap. The great thing about this gift wrap is that you don’t need to get really fancy. I just used simple Kraft paper, tulle, velvet ribbon, twine, and natural rope. (I got my wrapping paper at Hobby Lobby, but you can find it pretty much anywhere. Here is a link to one on Amazon.)

The greenery used in the above left photo is from some leftover garland I had.

I had a ton of leftover beads from my gift tags, so I thought they would look cute added to the twine on a gift. (Be on the lookout for a blog post in the next few weeks with these same wooden beads used in a different way!)

I had one little mini pine cone that fell off of my pine cone stems in my kitchen, so I decided to just hot glue it to this package. I try not to throw anything away. You never know when it might come in handy!

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