I change themes every Christmas, and this year I decided to go with English countryside cottage for my theme. Which included neutral tones and touches of green. My inspiration behind it started with our living room decor and the desire to create a cozier space with additional warmth. From there I decided on two patterned wrapping papers and a simple kraft paper. I love basic kraft paper for the holiday – it is the perfect blank canvas to allow creativity when it comes to ribbon, bows, and other gift wrapping accessories.
Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas – Wrapping Paper & Accents
To compliment the three wrapping papers, I decided on a few simple accents; off-white ribbon, twine, and a metallic gold ribbon. As well as two charming accents to add that English countryside feel; cinnamon sticks and gold bells. I reserved the gold bells for all of the children’s gifts (my nieces and nephew) as I thought that would make unwrapping even more exciting for them.
For each wrapping paper I selected one type of ribbon and one additional accent. For the plaid, I opted for the thicker off-white ribbon and gold bells. Adding two to three bells to each package. When adding two, I selected one large and one small bell. For the packages with three bells, two small bells and one large.
With the striped wrapping paper, I went with simple twine wrapped around two to three times and a few sticks of cinnamon. The number of sticks depended on the size of the package. A few had one stick, a couple had two, and one fit three perfectly.
Since the kraft paper is such a blank canvas I had a little fun with this one. Switching it up between the thick off-white ribbon and gold metallic ribbon. The accents were also switched up depending on the package. A few with gold bells and a couple with cinnamon sticks. On two I skipped the accent and tied huge bows with the thick off-white ribbon.
The varying wrapping papers and accents created a beautiful display under the Christmas tree! Can you tell I thoroughly enjoy gift wrapping? This is a tradition I look forward to every year and want to continue forever.