Now that my gift guides have helped you buy your gifts its time to wrap them. If you want to find a way to wrap your gifts in a quirky and fun way this year but also on a budget, then I have 5 Unique Ways to Wrap Gifts on a Budget today as part of my #7DaysOfChristmas week.
All of these ideas use simple materials and materials you can pick up cheaply too. Hope you enjoy and do let me know your favourite in the comments.
WHITE AND MARBLE
I love this simple and modern way of wrapping. Firstly its cheap because it uses plain white paper. You can use any kind of white paper and if you need larger sheets you can turn your wrapping paper inside out, that way when they open the gift they get a flash of colour. Keep the look minimal by using white and pale grey ribbon and also adding mini baubles and embellishments. I got these gorgeous modern geo baubles from Wilko which really give that modern look and I've added grey feathers too, but white would look stunning too.
For an ultra modern twist I've used sticky back marble to cover my gift tags and also added a strip around one gift and cut a heart shape for another. Geo shapes would also look very cool cut out and applied to the plain white wrapping.
MIX AND MATCH
This is one of the best budget ways to wrap gifts because it can use up lots of wrapping paper and use up those left over bits and strips of wrapping paper that normally go to waste. Mix and match colours and patterns together. I especially love stripes mixed with other designs. Some of my strips of wrapping paper are from 2 or 3 years ago, so its worth keeping hold of the off cuts.
As well as wrapping the gift in christmas paper and adding a contrasting strip of wrapping paper, you can also wrap the gift in simple brown paper and add the patterned strip which also looks great and brown paper is lovely and cheap.
I've added mini baubles which I found at the pound shop too so super budget!
GOLD AND SPARKLY
Gold is one of those wrapping styles that can look nice and luxe but here's how to do it on a budget. Again use your offcuts to add strips of contrasting patterns to your gifts. I've also added strips of gold fabric which I picked up again from the £1 shop and chopped up into shapes and strips. This has added a real sparkle to this plain brown wrapping paper and along with a strip of gold paper has made this plain parcel pretty! (say that 10 times fast). I also keep hold of ribbon and parcel embellishments from previous years and I've reused this lovely gold ribbon and added old Christmas baubles as decorations.
For a final gold flourish I've painted holly leaves with gold paint and added glitter. Be sure to snip of the spikes with scissors.
RUSTIC AND NATURAL
For a pretty rustic look and one that is super kind on the purse strings then try wrapping all your gifts in brown paper and adding rustic embellishments. Again I've used offcuts of wrapping paper to add detail. Use designs that are matte and traditional. Tie up gifts with twine string or raffia.
I've added leaves which I've sponged with gold paint and dusted with glitter for full on rustic vibes. You can also add small pine cones, twigs and items like cinnamon sticks which would look brilliant.
CUTE & KITSCH
For cute and kitsch wrapping use two contrasting and bright coloured wrapping together. I've added felt embellishments which were from the craft section at the £1 shop. These add a bit of detail but nice and cheaply too. I also found these bargain bells at the £1 shop too, so well worth a visit for wrapping bits and bobs.
For full on kitsch add candy canes and tie up with butchers string too.
Hope you've enjoyed my 5 Unique Ways to Wrap Gifts on a Budget. Which is your fave?
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