3 Festive Gift Wrap Ideas | #MadeUpFestive

Brown Paper Gift Wrap Ideas | MadeUpStyle

Hoorrahh!

We made it to the end of #MadeUpFestive! 12 DIY projects in 12 days, it’s been a blast! To celebrate the end of my challenge, I’m sharing my favourite festive gift wrap ideas. Because after all that’s the best part of Christmas, so let’s get wrapping!

This Christmas I’m trying to reduce my impact on the environment by using recyclable brown paper over other non-recyclable wrapping papers. See how else I’m trying to be a little more sustainable this Christmas time.

Here’s 3 festive gift wrap ideas to jazz up your brown paper presents in style…

Materials

Brown paper

Black card

Yarn & pom pom maker

Ribbon

Glue gun

Materials | Brown Paper Gift Wrap Ideas | MadeUpStyle

Step by step | Brown Paper Gift Wrap Ideas | MadeUpStyle

Idea 1 – Pom Pom baubles

I love the idea of using pom poms as an alternative to a Christmas bow. For my first idea, I cut a strip of black card and wrapped it along the long edge of one of my presents. I put it off center slightly and added a length of ribbon over the top, securing both on the bottom with a bit of tape.

I added a couple of pom poms in minimal grey and black tones, securing them with a hot glue gun. If you want to see how I make pom poms (dead easy btw) check out this post.

Step by step | Brown Paper Gift Wrap Ideas | MadeUpStyle

Idea 2 – Star pattern

For my second idea, I decorated my brown paper with some silver star sequins from The Range. I stuck them down randomly across my present using a hot glue gun. But normal PVA glue would work just as well. For ribbon I used a metallic black thread, wrapped around my parcel a few times and secured with some tape. Lastly I added a few bells in the cross section of thread for a little added sparkle and festive cheer.

Step by step | Brown Paper Gift Wrap Ideas | MadeUpStyle

Idea 3 – Simple bow

My last idea is perfect for smaller presents. I added the black card band in the same way as idea 1, then made a large bow with ribbon in the center. The little tag, I made from a bit of black card and used a Sharpie marker in Bronze to write the initial on. I love adding little bits of foliage from the tree for a pop of colour to my presents too.

Brown Paper Gift Wrap Ideas | MadeUpStyle

Brown Paper Gift Wrap Ideas | MadeUpStyle

Brown Paper Gift Wrap Ideas | MadeUpStyle

Brown Paper Gift Wrap Ideas | MadeUpStyle

There you have it, three easy ways to decorate and jazz up your brown wrapping paper…

How do you decorate yours?

I hope you’ve enjoyed following my #MadeUpFestive challenge. If you missed any, click here to see all the posts from this year and last. I’d love to hear what our favourite DIY post of mine has been? Leave me a comment below or message me on Twitter or Instagram.

In the meantime… Merry Christmas guys!

Anna x

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3 Comments

    • anna
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      January 9, 2019 / 7:37 pm

      Thank you so much! I love a good pom pom!
      Anna x

  1. January 9, 2019 / 11:17 am

    Beautiful designs.

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