Gift Wrapping Made Easy for a Modern Farmhouse Gift

Monday, December 19, 2016

Can you believe that we're only a few short days away from Christmas! My goodness, how time flys! Between holiday shopping and Christmas parties, December has officially become the quickest month of the year. Like many of you, the gifts are nearly all bought, but are all waiting to be wrapped. Aside from what's inside, receiving a beautifully wrapped present is warming to the heart and makes unwrapping more special. You can make the simplest of gifts look amazing and expensive with just a little extra details. 

Since I am putting together a few company gifts for my husband's shop today, I thought I'd take you along with me as I put these modern farmhouse gifts together. Below are some ways I like to package gifts, no matter the theme, and I hope you like them!

Usually during the week of Christmas, holiday decor is marked down even further, making it the best time to shop for wrapping paper and accessories. I purchased these faux cranberries, ornaments, burlap ribbons, and bells for 66% off from Hobby Lobby. To add a touch of freshness, I took a few branches from our Christmas tree to add to the gifts. Using sprigs of rosemary or eucalyptus leaves are other great options. 

Neutral wrapping paper is something I really enjoy using because you can use it year after year, even when your color theme changes. Just use a different bow or gift tag to match your theme for the occasion. 

For a polished look to your gift, make the edges crisp by running your fingers along all the edges of the package to add definition. It's a simple trick, but it truly makes a difference. 

Work with different ribbons, twine, and toppers to see what looks best. I like using Christmas ornaments where I can, as they make a really nice keepsake for your giftee to use on their own Christmas tree. 

For a more organic look, I added a dark kraft paper filler to this vintage style bucket, before adding in the gifts. 

Wine gift? A faux fur wine cover is perfectly modern & chic! It looks so pretty wrapped in this glittered burlap ribbon and I added a galvanized ornament as a gift tag to complete the look. 

Gift wrapping is one of the most favorites things I LOVE to do! Even with my two Etsy shops, packaging is a very important part of my business - which is where the "Sprinkles" in Pretty with Sprinkles comes from.  So have fun - pour yourself a glass of wine and put on your favorite show, while you pretty up your gifts!  

If you're still doing some last minute shopping this week, be sure to check out my gift guides here and here, for some inspo while you shop.  Til next time lovelies....

Warmly ~     

1 comment:

  1. Wow, this is amazing! I love the ideas and how you put everything together! I'm sure who ever receives those packages will love them!


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