Here at Hallmark, we have a whole department of designers dedicated to making sure your gifts look tip-top under that tree! Today, several of those designers are sharing creative gift wrap ideas for gifts of all sizes. Read on for their tips and tricks for ensuring that your special packages make a lasting impression!
From Hallmark Artist Amber G.
When I wrap my Christmas gifts, I like the warmth and personality that comes from using tactile, soft things. As I began playing around with Hallmark’s poms and thick yarn and solid color wrap, I found that pairing them with some soft matte kraft paper (in black, brown, and green) resulted in a colorful, warm combination I liked.
Every year, I love using hand lettering as a pattern or design element. When people see their names big and bold under the tree, they feel considered and unique. For the lettering, I cut letters out of wrapping paper, and used metallic paint markers to dress up the black kraft paper.
From Hallmark Designer Patti R.
For that special someone on my Christmas list, I used sheets of Hallmark Signature wrap. I love the gold foil dots! I paired the wrap with some fun, striped Hallmark ribbon and a DIY wreath tag. The simple tag came together easily, making the gift feel extra special!
For the tag, I cut a 3.5” circle out of heavy stock paper (you can use cardboard as well), then cut out another smaller circle inside. I wrapped 3 yards of tinsel ribbon around the cutout. This was a fast and super easy way to make a pretty little wreath! Then I added a monogram to the back of the wreath to personalize my gift. Bonus: Your recipient can remove the wreath and hang it as an ornament. Fun, right?
From Hallmark Designer Laura L.
I love adding interesting details to my gift wrap, and my experience as a designer in the Gift Presentations department has me constantly thinking of patterns. This idea is so simple, but adds a lot of punch that make the recipient think you’re just the most clever! Simply grab a package of small, round felt furniture pads and stick them onto a plain bag in a uniform pattern. They already have adhesive on the back, so this project is quick! I decided on a dot pattern, but you could make shapes or tighter rows of dots. Add some fun Hallmark tissue and a tag, and you’re all set!
From Hallmark Designer Bet D.
Everyone who knows me knows how crazy I am for Tartan plaids! It could have something to do with the fact that I can trace my ancestry back to Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots. The Royal Stuart Tartan is actually the most commonly used “Christmas plaid” we see. Needless to say, I’m totally on board with the current trend of plaid mixing. If you’re in agreement, you should definitely check out the four-roll pack of Hallmark plaid wrapping papers I designed at your local Gold Crown store. As a bonus they’re reversible, so you’ll actually get eight plaids altogether!
Here’s a little tip: choose one pattern for each of your family members, and wrap all their gifts in that person’s “signature pattern”. It’s a great way to color-code all your family gifts under the tree! When it comes to trimming your packages, think outside the (gift) box, and put some of the things around your house to creative use. Snippets of Christmas tree branches or evergreens from the yard look particularly pretty when tied into a bow, and they’ll last quite a long time under the tree. Burned out Christmas lights are easily repurposed as gift trims. I also love to add things like jingle bells, toy cars and trimmed down silk flowers on top of or in place of traditional bows. Get out your hot glue gun and let’s have some fun!
From Hallmark Designer Lorenza S.
I chose one of Hallmark’s reversible roll wraps with bold black and white dots because who doesn’t love big, bold dots?! I liked that I could dress the package with bright colors and add in a little bling, too. I used Hallmark striped tissue to create a bow by folding it accordion style in 1/2” increments. I then trimmed the edges, pinched, and wrapped the middle with a piece of bright lime-green paper. I taped the tissue bow on top of strips of gold glitter paper and add a tag and there it was!