Ready to start your Christmas crafting? We've got you covered with printable gift tags, patterns for handmade cards, party favors, kids' crafts, decorations, handmade gifts and more like this reindeer tag.
Monica Gullon suggests wrapping all of your gifts in one signature style — saving time and creating a finished appearance. "Any solid wrapping paper will look elegant with fancy satin ribbon or cord." Simple can be chic — and it allows you to add gift tie-ons and tags tailored to the recipient's interest. And don't overlook the power of a creative container. Everything from Chinese take-out containers to fabric remnants (illusion, organza) can help wrap gifts that are irregular in size or shape.
It's just as important to add organic texture around your tree as it is on it. As gift wrapping is under way, add pinecones onto your wrapped boxes with ribbon as rustic embellishments. The rough, natural appeal of the pinecones will break up the straight-lined look of the boxes.
We love designer Barbara Westbrook of Westbrook Interiors' idea of placing wrapped gifts in shades of millennial pink and silver under this table in the Home for the Holidays entry hall. The display instantly sets a holiday tone and demonstrates how elegantly wrapped, color-coordinated wrapped gifts can be used as decor throughout the house — not simply beneath the tree.
A decorated Christmas tree and pile of wrapped gifts fill this family living room for the holidays. Bold, striped wrapping paper and decorations and bright accents are a trademark of contemporary design.
Colors of gold, green and ivory offset the dark tones of the home's beautifully restored woodwork and wood paneling. Designer Michael Russo chose the classic yet stunning color palette for Sherri Shepherd's holiday decor on HGTV's "Celebrity Holiday Homes."
A selection of exquisitely wrapped gifts are perfect for pop-over guests and for sprinkling around the house for touches of holiday spirit. "Welcome guests with a porcelain compote filled with tiny boxes of chocolate wrapped in colorful, patterned paper from a stationary store," home stylist Matthew Mead says. For kids, "cards, puzzles and mini games can be wrapped and trimmed with candies." He suggests keeping other little pre-wrapped surprises, such as books and gift cards, on hand as well. Photo courtesy of Matthew Mead.