Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Gift wrapping ideas!

Maybe it's because time is running so fast, maybe is because of the economical crisis that never seems to come to an end, ot or maybe it's just because I have been surrounded by the essential beauty of Nordic design.. in any case, the keyword for this year's packaging ideas was definitively "simple". I decided to share only quick and unexpensive options, that won't require complicated techniques or supplies. 
Let's keep it affordable, right? : )

A tiny piece of colorful paper to top a simple, plain wrapping. This cute one is from , but the same idea will work with any beautiful scrap of paper.

Traditional candies and a piece of twine, so cute (image from Katherine Maries)

Brown paper bags and pompoms/1 from Audrey Smit

Cheap&Chic: newspaper, ribbon and twine on Refinery29 (thanks to Greenhouse Design Studio)

As simple as a gingerbread cookie! : ) (from homelovin')

Free pattern and printable paperbag from Shhh My Darling.. love the minimal wreath design!

Mini bells and felt mistletoe leaves, I will try this for sure!

Black paper and a chalk marker are all you will need for these vintage looking packages from Nashville Wrapping.

And can I recall my gold dipped antlers tutorial? : )

I hope you'll enjoy this "minimal" approach, but please remember last year's selection too: Part 1 and Part 2, oldies but goodies! (just click on the above images to reach the original posts)



  1. Thank you Mijbil for these cute ideas. Very useful too.
    Hugs, Drora

  2. gracias por todas estas buenas y economicas ideas



  3. Thanks for these cute, cheap and really usefull ideas!

  4. De cadeaus zijn bijna te mooi om uit te pakken. Wat een leuke pakjes laat je ons zien. Bedankt voor de ideeën.

    Groeten Xandra

  5. ^_^ GRAZIE!!! i pacchettini con vischio e sonagli sono deliziosi!!!!!

  6. Hello Mijbil,
    You always offer us so many ideas and beautiful pictures. thank you!
    Big hug,

  7. I love making the wrapping as nice as the gift! :D Lovely finds!

  8. Great ideas, thanks, will use some of these for sure. Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hugs. LJ

  9. Hi Mijbil, great ideas! Love the gingerbread cookie!:)

  10. Thank your for the cute ideas!