I had an aunt growing up that would wrap the most beautiful Christmas gifts. Today we might think of this type of wrapping as Scandinavian inspired or with a natural minimalist vibe but she didn’t bother with anything like that, she simply had a knack for wrapping her gifts the way she decorated her home — earth tones, lots of nature, cozy, not overdone.
I’ve gathered a few inspirations that would be right of my aunt’s alley.
Lots of natural toned papers — kraft paper new or repurposed, white butcher style paper or newspaper even, as well as pieces of fabric and simple kraft paper boxes.
A good selection of adornments — linen or cotton twine, silk or satin ribbons (new, saved or foraged from the depths of the craft closet), and a color or two of Japanese washi tape.
A gathering of natural elements — branches, twigs & winter berries clipped from the yard or a pine cone even add a natural element that is undeniably thoughtful.
Add in a gift tag & a possibly a trinket or two (tiny bells are always lovely) and you’re set.