Christmas Wrapping Ideas

This post is part of my Christmas planning in July series.

I am not great at Christmas wrapping. I am not the neatest of wrappers, nor do I really love wrapping presents. But I do love the sight of neatly wrapped presents under the tree.

So this year as part of my Christmas in July Planning, I decided to research some Christmas wrapping ideas. Pinterest of course is great for this and from there I found these inspiring posts:

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Christmas wrapping from

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Christmas Wrapping Ideas from Martha Stewart

And these gorgeous DIY pillow boxes from Kate @ Picklebums – click here to go to Kate’s tutorial and to download the free PDF template.

As I did last year, I ordered Christmas wrapping paper in bulk, so I can then use it not only to wrap presents but for other Christmas decorations and activities.

To fit with our Christmas theme of red, silver and bird this is what I bought:
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  • Red and white chevron paper
  • Red belli-band ribbon
  • Silver raphielia ribbon
  • Silver and white bird seals
  • White tags with silver foil bird

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I bought this, with the idea in mind of replicating a Christmas wrapping idea I saw on the online shop where I bought the paper and accessories – The Wrapping Company.

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So I have our first present wrapped for Christmas 2013!  The paper came in a 60m roll, so I deliberately chose a design which looks festive, but that I will be able to use after Christmas as well if I have any left.

Last year I had blue and white stripe wrapping paper and used it to make the following:

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Easy DIY Christmas crackers

Simple Christmas Table Ideas
Simple table decorating idea

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And last year I used seals to make our own Christmas tags.

As my Christmas planning in July series winds up, I feel I have a great start on being organised for Christmas 2013!

If you have any great wrapping ideas, feel free to share links etc in the comments below.