Make Your Own Detailed Gift Wrapping | WritingMoniqueWritingMonique
March 16, 2017

Can we please all vow to say ‘NO’ to plain gift wrapping this year? I know. I know. It would take far less time if you’d just let the shop assistants wrap your presents, but there is something special about creating it yourself. – and gorgeously wrapped presents are such an practical, (cute) idea to spread some beauty… In collaboration with Kerstpakketten Plaza‘, I’ve written the steps to create thé perfect details, with unique bits and bobs. 


Which Details Match Which Wrapping Paper?
Whoo! Say that 10 times fast. – Step one, is finding the perfect combination of wrapping paper + decorations. You might LOVE using patterned paper, and if you do, please remember that patterns are decorations of itself.
Option two is the classic brown parcel paper. This wrapping style requires ribbons, glitter and bows – but it’s also a bit more work!

Ribbons & Bows.
Ribbon has to be a staple piece, – it requires no skills, costs little time and it almost always looks pretty damn perfect. I ALWAYS accessorise my gifts with ribbon. But. If you feel like just ribbon is a bit too plain, than let’s jazz it up… How about combining multiple ribbons?

Write A Personal Note.
Again, this requires no skills and costs you little time. (Unless you are like me, and will doubt what to write for the next 45 minutes.) But it adds such a nice personal touch to the gift.
You could add a card by putting in on the wrapped gifts, BEFORE you wrap the ribbon around it. Or you could use slightly smaller labels, which you could just thread to the ribbon itself.


Beads & Charms.
Guys, I feel a responsibility to warn you – adding charms to your gift wrapping is addictive! Once you start paying attention to cute beads… THEY ARE EVERYWHERE.
But your gifts will look marvelous, and 100% unique, so I’ll promise it’s worth it!

Screws, Studs, Springs.
I know what you’re thinking,- I have actually thought it myself – but you’ll love using screws, bolts, studs and anything else you can find in a toolbox. Except, you know.. real tools.
These details work especially well for the man in your life!

Plants Or Flowers.
Ok. This might sounds a little weird-ish. Let me explain: snip of a little leaf or flower from the garden and use string or tape to attach it to the gift. A bit of greenery adds a certain something special to the present…

Ok. I’m totally unsure if this is a thing in other countries, but in The Netherlands we have something called ‘kerstpakketten’ (essentially christmas gift boxes), and those are SO MUCH FUN TO MAKE! – And I know, it is nowhere near christmas, but it can’t hurt to have an early ‘kerstpakketten 2017’ brainstorm session. Right?

The trick to gift wrapping is to make it fun! – These gift wrappings for example, were made júst for photos… Nevertheless I spend a whole afternoon crafting them, AND I love it. Trying new combinations, adding a few extra bits, covering the dinner table with glitter, glue, charms and ribbons. (Especially glitter… Glitter EVER-Y-WHERE!)

How much time do you spend on wrapping gifts?
Written in collaboration with KerstPakketten Plaza.

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19 comments on “Make Your Own Detailed Gift Wrapping”

    March 17, 2017

    I used to be a pro wrapping gifts when I was a kid and then I stopped. And then years later I picked it up and wasn’t as good. Perhaps my fingers got bigger? I don’t know what it was, but I could never make the corners sharp. I love fun gift wrap ideas! I always try to make do with what I have at home though because I’m a last minute gift shopper.

    xx Yasmin

    March 17, 2017

    such a cool post! thanks for sharing

    March 17, 2017

    This is stunning, the end result is so lovely too. Great personal touches, thanks for sharing xxx

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    March 17, 2017

    I love a good simple wrapping, but I think I’d like to try out using plants/flowers 😀 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    March 17, 2017

    I usually really enjoy gift wrapping. It’s such an art! These are all beautiful, and very intricate. I love the whole flower/twig trend lately too!


    March 18, 2017

    What a gorgeous wrapping job! I love unique gift wrap so I adore this.


    March 18, 2017

    What a great idea! When it comes to Christmas, I spend hoursss wrapping my gifts. I love making sure that people love them!


    March 18, 2017

    Amazing idea! xoxo


    March 18, 2017

    Totally agree with you – the trick to gift wrapping is for it to be fun; the creativity gives you room and time to make something amazing! Lovely post 🙂

    March 18, 2017

    I’m very guilty of very boring or buying very generic gift wrapping. I really need to be more creative, and I really love the idea of adding in some flowers or a personal note! I usually write “to” and “from”…yes it’s so sad!!

    March 19, 2017

    I love wrapping gifts and I should put more thoughts into the details!


    March 20, 2017

    This is so pretty, great idea

    March 22, 2017

    I’m very much against plain designs. I personally love to use lace on my presents it helps my poor wrapping skills. Something which seems to get worse and worse as I get older.


    March 22, 2017

    great post!


    March 22, 2017

    I completely agree! I love when people make their own wrapping 🙂 Great post love
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    March 23, 2017

    Such great tips! I love what you’ve done for the wrapping!


    March 23, 2017

    This gift wrap is so fun and pretty!


    March 25, 2017

    The personal note is so key. And I wish I had more foresight to go outside and pick flowers. That’s such a great idea to embellish with.

    xx Yasmin

    April 25, 2017

    What a lovely idea! I’ve got so many things in my craft stash that could work as ‘extra little bits’, I’ll have to start using them!