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24 Clever Christmas Wrapping Hacks

I always leave Christmas wrapping to the last minute. I love Christmas, I love buying the gifts, I get excited about hiding the gifts so no one can find them. And theoretically I love the idea of beautifully wrapped Christmas presents with gorgeous ribbons and bows. But when it comes down to it, it’s usually late on Christmas Eve and I’m scrambling at the last minute to wrap all the presents. They usually end up wrapped from the same giant roll of Costco wrapping paper (it’s a good thing that stuff is double sided!) and then I take a Sharpie and write the names right on the wrapping paper. How fancy am I?!

Last year, our youngest was only 4 weeks old at Christmas, so my poor husband was left wrapping all of the kids’ gifts on Christmas Eve – right after he finished building the girls’ massive doll house. I was pacing in and out of the room, rocking and bouncing my baby boy (who didn’t sleep then, and still doesn’t sleep now…) micromanaging the wrapping. I’m pretty sure we argued the whole time… Lack of sleep and all, plus my husband hates when I hover… poor guy.

This list of Christmas wrapping hacks is AWESOME! So many beautiful ideas and lots of great tips to help make the whole wrapping process easier and more organized!

My former sister in law (long story…) wraps presents beautifully. Like amazing. She wraps them exactly like the presents you are going to see in the list below. She’d walk in with her pile of kraft paper packages with velvet ribbons, fresh greenery and perfect labels, and I’d walk in with my uneven stack of barely taped shut presents. *sigh*

Do you have someone like that in your family? Or maybe you’re that person? (I’d love to be that person someday…).

24 Clever Christmas Wrapping Hacks

Now, I’m not going to say this list of Christmas wrapping hacks is going to magically make you more organized. I know it’s definitely not going to make ME more organized. But maybe it will inspire you to start wrapping your gifts a few days before Christmas rather than the night before. And maybe, just MAYBE, you can be that person with the amazingly wrapped gifts.

Photograph Gift Tags

How cute is this idea!? Print out a picture of the person the gift is for, and tie it to the gift instead of writing their name on a label.

24 Clever Christmas Wrapping Hacks - Photograph Gift Tags

via DIY Network

Shower Caddy Gift-Wrap Organization

Use a shower caddy to organize your scissors, tape and other wrapping goodies. How organized is this?!

24 Clever Christmas Wrapping Hacks - Shower Caddy Gift Wrap Organization

via Better Homes and Gardens

DIY Gift Wrap Stand

Use old Pringles cans (painted or wrapped of course) to store all those tubes of wrapping paper.

24 Clever Christmas Wrapping Hacks - DIY Gift Wrap Stand

via Vorstellung von Schöen

Chalkboard Wrapping Paper

Use black paper with a white marker to switch things up. Looks pretty cool, doesn’t it?

24 Clever Christmas Wrapping Hacks - Chalkboard Wrapping Paper

via Going Home to Roost

Gold Sharpie Gift Tags

Now this I can totally get on board with. Use a gold Sharpie to write people’s names on their gifts… in curvy and fancy writing of course!

24 Clever Christmas Wrapping Hacks - Gold Sharpie Gift Tags

via Saffron Avenue

Old Book Gift Bags

Be a little different and make your own gift bags from old books. Aren’t they pretty!?

24 Clever Christmas Wrapping Hacks - Old Book Gift Bags

via Craft and Creativity

Polka Dot Gift Wrapping

Dress up regular Kraft paper with DIY polka dots!

24 Clever Christmas Wrapping Hacks - Polka Dot Gift Wrapping

via The House that Lars Built

Use Double Sided Tape

Get that professionally wrapped look by using double sided tape instead of regular tape. It’s completely hidden!

24 Clever Christmas Wrapping Hacks - Use Double Sided Tape

via Pretty Handy Girl

DIY Ornament Clusters

Dress up those ribbons and bows with some dollar store ornaments. So pretty!

24 Clever Christmas Wrapping Hacks - DIY Ornament Clusters

via Oh Happy Day

Matchbox Wrapping Paper

Create a toy from the box itself by adding some toy cars and a road to the outside! So fun for kids!

24 Clever Christmas Wrapping Hacks - Matchbox Wrapping Paper

via Lines Across

Toilet Paper Pillow Box

Save those empty toilet paper rolls! This is a great way to wrap up those smaller items!

24 Clever Christmas Wrapping Hacks - Toilet Paper Pillow Box

via Fair Ivy

Flat Iron Ribbon Smoother

Are your ribbons all wrinkled and creased? No problem! Use your flat iron to straighten them out.

24 Clever Christmas Wrapping Hacks - Flat Iron Ribbon Smoother

via Real Simple

DIY Recycled Bows

Instead of using store bought bows, make your own with old magazines!

24 Clever Christmas Wrapping Hacks - DIY Recycled Bows

via Whole Living

Toilet Paper Wrapping Paper Holder

Another great use for empty toilet paper rolls – use them to keep the paper on the roll from unwrapping.

24 Clever Christmas Wrapping Hacks - Toilet Paper Wrapping Paper Holder

via Apartment Therapy

Shake-It Confetti Wrap

Wrap your gift, throw in some confetti, and then wrap it again with cellophane. The confetti moves underneath the cellophane!

24 Clever Christmas Wrapping Hacks - Shake-It Confetti Wrap

via Mini Eco

Color Me Wrapping Paper

Another great idea for kids! Wrap the present in white plain paper and then tape some crayons on it. A great way to keep kids occupied while they are waiting to open their gift!

24 Clever Christmas Wrapping Hacks - Color Me Wrapping Paper

via Lines Across

DIY Printed Wrapping Paper

I bet you thought that was real greenery around this gift, but the cedar was actually photocopied and colour printed onto paper! Brilliant!

24 Clever Christmas Wrapping Hacks - DIY Printed Wrapping Paper

via The DIY Dreamer

Kraft Paper Stamping Gift Ideas

Create your own wrapping paper patterns by using your favourite stamps.

24 Clever Christmas Wrapping Hacks - Kraft Paper Stamping Gift-Ideas

via Mayholic in Crafts

Ribbon-Organizer Binder Clip

Is your ribbon bin a complete mess? (I know mine is…) Use binder clips to keep the ribbon from unraveling.

24 Clever Christmas Wrapping Hacks - Ribbon Organizer Binder Clip

via Real Simple

Dollar Store Bin to Organize Ribbon

Okay, something about how organized this is makes me really, REALLY happy.

24 Clever Christmas Wrapping Hacks - Dollar Store Bin for Organizing Ribbon

via HouseLogic

3-Dimensional Gift Wrap

Add some depth to your presents with this clever 3D wrapping idea! It makes the plain kraft paper look pretty amazing!

24 Clever Christmas Wrapping Hacks - 3-Dimensional Gift Wrap

via Martha Stewart

Woolly Sweaters Gift Wrapping

Don’t throw away that sweater you spilled red wine on! Save those pieces for the next time you need a cool wrapping idea!

24 Clever Christmas Wrapping Hacks - Woolly Sweaters Gift Wrapping

via Boxwood Clippings

Twelve Gift Bow Tutorials

Who needs a store bought bow when you can do it yourself? Check out these awesome homemade bow tutorials.

24 Clever Christmas Wrapping Hacks - Twelve Gift Bow Tutorials

via One Little Project

Printable House Boxes

Small items? No problem! Print out these adorable house boxes for them!

24 Clever Christmas Wrapping Hacks - Printable House Boxes

via Design is Yay

Fabric Gift Wrap

Use fabric to wrap your gifts instead of paper. The best part? It’s totally reusable!

24 Clever Christmas Wrapping Hacks - Fabric Gift Wrap

via Evermine Occasions

Wow, what a terrific collection of gift wrapping ideas – pinned and tweeted girl! Absolutely fabulous! Now let’s see if I can do any of these….. 🙂 Thanks for linking up with us at Happiness is Homemade!

SOURCE:https://onelittleproject.com

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