The gift for Christmas should be something personal. The expensive commercial gifts are out of date. All trends show: Through homemade decoration and minimalism one wants to come back to the original ideas and values of the festival. It’s best to make a gift yourself. But if that does not work or if you want to buy something special, at least the gift packaging should be personal. You can do it yourself and show that you have taken time for your beloved people. That is much more important than the money spent! In today’s article we have a guide for DIY jewelry for gift wrapping. Furthermore, we show you more great ideas of this kind!
Idea for materials for homemade decoration for gift wrapping
DIY gift wrap with green branches: instructions
The decoration of gift wrapping with green branches is timeless, upscale and at the same time very easy to realize. The instructions will show you how to make a small wreath step by step. The idea displayed belongs to an artist named Holley Simmons from Washington, USA.
It can be easily customized to your own taste. Find more great inspirations from this author in the online magazine Houzz ,
This is how gifts with self-made decoration could look like!
You need these materials!
You need the following materials to decorate the gift box:
- Evergreen and berry branches (best collected in the park or in your own garden!),
- Wire cutter,
- Floral wire,
- Grinding in a color of your choice.
Take time to cut off some small branches!
Start by cutting small pieces off the evergreen branches first. Use either the wire cutter or another tool. They should not be too long – 5 to 7 cm are absolutely sufficient. For good results in the end, the different pieces should be about the same size.
Ideal equal-sized branch pieces for the DIY gift wrapping decoration
You should carefully layer the different pieces together. Carefully lay one on the other. This is illustrated very well in the picture above and in the next few pictures that follow.
Two pieces tied together for DIY decoration
To tie the DIY deco for gift wrapping you need a wire!
Cut about 30 cm from the flower wire. Now wrap it around the first two pieces. Release by 3 cm at the beginning of the wire. You should leave a small part of the second piece free from the wire. Then attach the third piece and wrap the wire around it again. Be careful when wrapping because there is a risk of breaking the green branches. It would be too bad the beautiful decoration! The following pictures illustrate this process.
Tie carefully so your decorative creation is not damaged!
Release a piece of the wire and wrap it around!
Again, the linking of the DIY decoration is illustrated
Here comes the third piece to the DIY Christmas decoration!
The individual chains of 3 pieces must then tie together!
After you have finished with the first three pieces, then take another 3 and another, which is about 30 cm long. Continue the process. Use the wire to tie the evergreen branches together.
This is what an almost finished Christmas wreath looks like for decoration!
Tie the decorative chains together in a wreath
After you made a decorative wreath in the desired size, you should bring its two ends together. This part of the process is illustrated in the next pictures.
Completion of the wreath for the DIY gift wrapping
A nice wreath as a DIY decoration
Now take the wire cutter in your hand. This will allow you to cut out the excess wire. In addition, remove the overhanging ends of the fir tree branches. How to achieve a result like in the pictures.
Cutting off the wire and too long ends of the fir tree branch
Finally, you should attach the loop to the wreath. Use another piece of wire for this. Alternatively, you can use needle and thread for the same purpose. Already have a decorative piece ready for the first gift wrap! Now you can move on to the other one!
And so attach the ribbon to the wreath of the Christmas present
Simple decoration with the right symbols
This example shows how easy Christmas gift wrapping and decoration can be in general. The wreath and the ribbon in festive color are enough to spread the desired mood. You can also achieve similar effects with many other simple ideas. Just stick to the right colors and symbols that most people consciously and unconsciously associate with the Christian festival.
This simple procedure has at least two huge advantages. On the one hand, minimalist ideas are wonderfully incorporated into modern design. In addition, they save you time and you can enjoy the great results longer.
Also take a look at our other inspirations for DIY deco for gift packaging!
Other ideas for DIY gift wrapping with green branches
Acorns are often combined with green branches for decoration of Christmas presents
Green branches are ideal decoration for stylish gift packaging in black and white
Artificial green is also an option for gift wrapping