Traditional Christmas wrapping paper and gifts bags are fine, but if you want to do something unique (save money and recycle too) while wrapping Christmas presents this year, try some of this unique ideas. Use Christmas fabric remnants, brown bags, recycled coffee cans and more to create unique packages for Christmas gifts.
Use Christmas Themed Fabric to Wrap Christmas Presents
Christmas themed fabric is readily available this time of year and fabric is very easy to manipulate around oddly shaped presents. Christmas fabric remnants leftover from a sewing projects can be used as ribbons and/or to create bows for Christmas presents. Buying Christmas themed fabric a year ahead of time at after Christmas sale prices will save a ton of money on Christmas present wrapping.
Dress Up Butcher’s Paper, Brown Craft Paper or Paper Bags
Cut out the designs from Christmas fabric remnants and use craft glue to adhere Snowmen, Jingle Bells or Santa Claus onto butcher’s paper, brown craft paper or paper bags to dress them up for use as present wrappings.
An ordinary cookie cutter in a Christmas design can be used to dress up plain papers or bags. Trace the Christmas cookie cutter design on the paper, fill the design in with craft paint or crayons – a great project for kids to do. Craft paint can be poured out into a paper plate, then dip the edge of a Christmas cookie cutter into the craft paint and stamp the design onto the paper.
Unique Containers for Christmas Presents
Package and wrap homemade Christmas treats with a country theme by placing the homemade treats in a Mason canning jar and tie a red bandana around the Mason jar as the ribbon. Christmas fabric can also be used to adorn the lids of Mason jars – just cut a circle of Christmas fabric one inch wider than the Mason jar lid. If the Christmas fabric has a design that is smaller than the lid, try to center the design on the lid and cut the fabric with pinking shears. Place the lid on the Mason jar filled with Christmas treats, then the fabric circle followed by the outer rim of the lid. This unique container is air tight and will keep the Christmas treats fresh and the container can be dressed up with fabric without sewing a stitch.
Perk Up Coffee Cans to Use as Christmas Gift Packaging
Coffee cans, with or without lids, makes a unique containers for smaller Christmas gifts. Start with clean coffee cans, then spray paint them in Christmas color. Decorate the coffee cans (or have kids do this step) by cutting out ‘string’ designs (think paper dolls) of snowflakes, Christmas trees or stars. Glue the string designs around the center of the painted coffee cans, filled with Christmas gifts and tuck in some colorful tissue paper on top. If the coffee can lid will be used, spray paint when spray painting the coffee can.
By using Christmas fabric remnants, brown paper or bags, Mason jars and coffee cans, you can create unique containers and wrapping for Christmas presents that will wow gift recipients and save you money.