8 Gift Wrapping Trends of 2017
There are two kinds of gift-wrappers in this world: those that enjoy gift wrapping as a precise and meditative process, and those that throw something together at the last minute! We are all guilty of the latter, but taking time to consider the presentation of our gifts allows us to show our loved ones that they are worth pouring over the details for. Below we have rounded up 8 gift wrapping trends that will be effective and memorable this Christmas.
Add some earthy textures as decoration to the classic minimal Kraft Brown Wrapping Paper » and Jute Twine » combo in order to create and elegant and sophisticated looking gift wrap. Check out our post 2 Ways to Make Die Cut Wreath Gift Wrap » on the Hobbycraft blog for tutorials on how to achieve the above paper wreath designs.
Take a look at this Creative Gift Wrapping tutorial by Teri at The Lovely Drawer », who shows you how easy it is to download and print your own marble wrapping paper. Add Pebeo Deco Gold Brown and Red Gilding Flakes » to elevate the appearance further. The result is truly mesmerising!
3. Washi Tape
Add a personal touch to your gift wrap by using versatile tape packs, such as this Green Glitter Washi Tape Pack » to create bold, decorative patterns on plain wrapping paper. Follow our How to Make Washi Tape Gift Wrap » tutorial on the Hobbycraft blog for some tips and tricks on how to achieve various patterns and designs.
4. Fabric Wraps
Go Eco this Christmas with reusable fabric gift wrapping. Inspired by traditional Japanese wrapping cloths known as ‘Furoshiki’, you can use our Natural Fat Quarters » to pass the gift of conscious consumption on to someone else! Head over to Glitter Guide, where Carrie has provided some Fresh Tips for Nature-Inspired Gift Wrapping » that will give you some great ideas of how to incorporate decoration into these fabric wraps!
5. Stitched Shapes
We love this innovative idea, which similarly to the above fabric wraps omits the need for plastic tapes. For this you’ll need some Kraft Brown Wrapping Paper », Sewing Thread », and a Sewing Machine »! Follow this DIY Stitched Up Gift Wrap tutorial by Geneva at A Pair & A Spare » to learn how simple it is to create these eye-catching gift wraps that are sure to make an impression on Christmas day!
6. DIY Printed Paper
Create your own circular stamps using our Softcut Lino Printing Stamp Kit »! The results are so effective, and the bright colours chosen above stand out against the Kraft Brown Wrapping Paper ». You can even use potatoes to print with, as shown by Linocut Boy in his Potato Print Wrapping Paper » tutorial.
7. Bright Colours
These vivid presents will certainly stand out amongst the rest underneath the Christmas tree. Use Red Acrylic Paint », and these Ready Mix Pastel Paints » over pastel papers in order to create bubbly and vibrant wrapping. Follow this Leather Wrap tutorial by Paper & Stitch » that will show you how to make the personalised leather wraps that can be seen in the image above!
Provide even more cheer during your Christmas morning by adding thoughtful twists to your gift wrapping. Have a look at the Christmas Gift Wrapping board on the Hobbycraft Pinterest » where we’ve gathered together some of the most innovative novelty gift wrap around. Follow our How to Make Novelty Car Gift Wrap » on the Hobbycraft blog to see how easy it is to achieve the above!
Which of these trends will you be most likely to try this year? Do you have any other gift wrapping tips and tricks that you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments!
We’re always keen to see what you’ve created, so if you follow any of the above tutorials, take a photo and tag us @Hobbycrafthq on Instagram, and @Hobbycraft Twitter!