Monday, November 18, 2013

10 wrapping paper alternatives for Christmas

Hello Friends!

Below are 10 wrapping paper ideas that I found on different websites and blogs for you to enjoy.   The ideas are all amazing alternatives to buying wrapping paper for gifts this holiday season.  I hope you see an idea you love and want to try out for yourself! I know I do!

An idea of using small cardboard boxes and adding a winter detail on the lid.  Then you can give the gift of jewelery in a festive box. Found on Pinterest, made by Espieglerie.

 This brown paper bag with a festive photo attached is a great way to dress up a present without buying wrapping paper.  The idea was found on Fox on the Run’s Tumblr account.

  Wrapping gifts in fabric is a fun way to play around with patterns and colors by le papier studio.

I love this idea from DIY network to buy old vintage cookie tins and use them for gifting.  I like the added touch of the red ribbon to give it a more festive touch.

   Putting gifts in a jar and topping it off with a bow and tag is a lovely way to display a gift for a loved one.  Design Sponge showed us a sweet way to give the gift of a traditional hot chocolate.  

The Berry had a neat idea to wrap your gift in brown paper and then stamp the gift receiver’s name directly onto the package.  It is such a nice idea, and no fuss with tags!

 Fadedplains showed us that using a burlap sack is another great alternative to wrapping gifts. It can look beautiful with a ribbon and a flower tied on top.

Decorating a wooden basket like Santas red suit and adding a belt is a very fun and festive way to deliver your gifts.  Idea by KindredLive.

Wrapping a gift in a map for any travel lovers on your list by Design Sponge 

What about wrapping your gift in newspaper and topping it off with a big festive ornament? Looks amazing! Found on Pinterest.

I bought two Christmas cookie tins and a cardboard box from Value Village tonight for $4.  I’m going to work on the vintage cookie tin idea for my own Christmas gifts.  I’ll post an entry when I’m done adding the ribbons.   I will definitely be trying out a bunch of these ideas! My family will be impressed this year by the variety!


  1. I like these ideas! Especially the paper bag one, it's something I haven't seen yet.

  2. Only just recently started prepping for Christmas. Just haven't gotten into the Christmas mood, but ready or not it's almost here. I really like the idea of the vintage tins except I'd have to go around and collect them all after the presents were opened. :)

  3. Lovely ideas...and blog !
    Thanks for the visit !

  4. Hi Lisa, I can leave a comment now, yay. Great blog you have here and I especially like the Jar for gift wrapping idea.


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