Looking for unique ways to wrap your Christmas gifts this year? Feeling nostalgic and in the mood for a vintage Christmas? You will love these vintage christmas gift wrapping ideas. And each one is so easy to do!
Today I thought lets share some easy gift wrap ideas that are a gift in themselves. I love a good gift wrap and when it is has a personal and unique touch I love it all the more. This collection of neutral colored gift featuring white tissue paper, brown paper packages, vintage Christmas gift tags and Christmas gift bags will look so good under your Christmas tree.
I love to scour the (French) flea markets in my region (I live in the Netherlands close to Belgium, Germany and France) and my craft room is bulging with vintage goodies I couldn’t pass up and had to take home with me.
So for this years Christmas gift wrap I decided to just dive into my stash and use what I have. If you are not so lucky to have a stash of flea market finds you might get lucky in my Etsy Shop SongbirdsNest. I always have plenty of vintage goodies there that can be used in your displays, your artwork and your gift wrapping.
I love vintage doilies so much, they are so versatile. Just add a couple to a plain white package and you have instant glam. The package is first wrapped in some plain white paper to form the perfect background for the off white doilies. The handmade crochet doilies are attached to the package with itty bitty drops of glue. This way the doilies can be easily removed and reused. The packing becomes a gift in itself.
Doilies work wonderfully on plain brown paper packages too. This one is definitely inspired by the Sound of Music (a Christmas-must-see-movie don’t you think) but I didn’t tie it with string but with a bit of ribbon and I added a little bling. This crochet doily isn’t even glued on. The satin ribbon that is weaved through the fabric holds it in place. A piece of vintage jewelry (an earring clip) hides the tape that secures the ribbon.
Doilies are usually pretty easy to find. But if you don’t happen to have any around, tying different bits of ribbon and lace around a brown paper package works too. Don’t you agree that this looks lovely? Use itty bits of sticky tape at the back to secure the ribbon and the lace.
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Here’s another easy idea. This white paper bag is actually your everyday sandwich bag from the grocery store. But with an embossed gold Christmas stamp, some twine and a mother-of-pearl button, it definitely isn’t everyday anymore. Use a large wood mounted stamp, gold embossing powder and a heat gun to create the embellishment. I followed these embossing instructions and found it fun and easy. I love mother-of-pearl buttons and I think they are the perfect touch as a closure for a vintage gift bag.
Paper bags are very easy to use and it takes very little to make them look nice.
Here’s another idea for you if you don’t have vintage crochet doilies. Lace paper doilies from the baking department work too! I added some gold scrapbook stickers stickers from my scrapbooking stash and vintage ornament.
Really you can use anything that is beautiful in itself to wrap a gift for Christmas this. The next package is wrapped in – what I think was a sleeve – from a lace dress. I’ll often find bags of raggedy bits at flea markets and if I spot at least three nice things in there and the price is good I always snatch them up. You’ll never know what treasures are hiding in bags like that.
I wrapped the little box in a bit of white tissue paper first so that it’s colors wouldn’t shine through the lace. And I used an old belt buckle and some satin ribbon to tie it up
Tissue paper is very easy to use when wrapping odd shaped packages. For these two packages I used several sheets of white tissue paper. The larger package was finished oof with some tea stained tule ribbon and a bit of vintage jewelry for some extra glamour.
The second package is a role with a vintage Christmas tag. Making vintage gift tags is such fun and really easy to do.
This vintage Christmas gift tag was made by cutting a vintage Christmas card with pinking shears and gluing it to a gold background. The gold background is made by wrapping a bit of cardboard (also cut with the pinking shears) with gold foil paper from a candy bar wrapper. Together they form the perfect little vintage Christmas gift tag.
Using old black and white photographs adds instant ‘shabby chic vibe’ to an ordinary brown paper package. I used a vintage postcard with a winter mountain scene. Maybe you can find some winter images among your old family photographs or search on-line and print it out on card stock (or look for it in my Etsy Shop SongbirdsNest ?).
Vintage photographs are easy to find. The really old cabinet cards are a bit harder to come by. But photo albums stuffed with black and white images from the fifties and sixties are everywhere at the flea markets. Those old images are great for making vintage Christmas gift tags. I cut one snow filled winter photograph to size and glued it to some brown paper. From one of my vintage postcards I cut out the Christmas message (‘Prettige Kerstdagen en Gelukkig Nieuwjaar’ means Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in Dutch). I glued it all onto a white package label and my vintage gift tag was done!
Don’t they all look good together?
I hope I have given you some inspiration for a unique way to wrap your presents and get creative with your Christmas packaging this year by using a vintage twist!
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If you like these gift wrap ideas, you might like my Christmas Gift Wrap Idea in Red and White too.