Christmas Wrapping Ideas For Children

I know I’m sad but I just love sitting down to wrap up the Christmas presents. Normally accompanied by Santa Claus The Movie on the TV and a box of celebrations to munch through. I spend an inordinate amount of time choosing the wrapping and adornments and seriously go to town with the christmas wrapping for the kids. It’s just too much fun.

This year the girls are enjoying helping me to wrap presents and it’s sweet to let them see what gifts they are giving to people. I just have to stop them telling everyone first!! I’m trying to make the wrapping that bit more exciting and it is the perfect excuse to grab the glitter, pom poms and general sparkly stuff.

I’ve shared some of my card and wrap ideas in years gone by so I’ve had to up my game and come up with some new designs for you all. These are perfect for little ones to get involved with as there is nothing too taxing and I often use these ideas myself to give the girls gifts a little bit more magic come Christmas morning. If you are in need of some fancy wrapping for tricky shapes then you need to check out Lauren’s fabulous post from yesterday on Rock My Style.

Stickers

This has been my wrapping method of choice for the girls this year and I must say it was a lot of fun to do. I bought some packs of the Meri Meri stickers which are gorgeous and you got so many in a set that I had plenty to use on a whole sack of presents. First I wrapped the presents using different coloured kraft paper and tissue paper before adorning with ribbons and the stickers.

See Through Wrapping

Now obviously I don’t want to give away the actual gift but this idea gives two layers of fun. First wrap your gift in a plain paper. Then take some cellophane, cut to size and pop it flat before sprinkling on a generous helping of sequins or glitter. Then place your wrapped gift on top and wrap as per usual. You can pick up rolls of cellophane in lots of craft shops/stationers or I got a handy pack for a bargain £1 in Wilko.

Rudolph

I did this design last year and it was super simple but oh so effective. First wrap your present in brown or white kraft paper. Then using a black pen draw a simple oval shape, add some eyes and antlers before gluing on a red pom pom. You can pick up big packs of pom poms in Hobbycraft for pennies. This idea works early well for homemade Christmas cards.

Snowman Wrap

This idea also works for both cards and wrap. Wrap a present in white paper then tie a ribbon around the top third of the gift. Use stickers, pom poms, buttons or pens to add coal eyes, buttons and a little orange nose.

Stamping

Stamping your own Christmas paper is a lot of fun and great for kids. You can choose shop bought stamps or make your own potato stamps. To create potato stamps cut a medium sized potato in half then using a cookie cutter press it down in to the potato. Gently cut towards the cutter and remove the top half of the potato. Leave to sit for a day to help the potato dry out then stamp away. You could use festive colours or go for a trendy monochrome look.

Sweeties

If your kids are like mine they will have a sweet tooth. Grab a lollipop or fill a little cellophane bag with some sweets and attach it with ribbon to your present.

Sewed Stars

If you own a sewing machine this is a super quick and fun option for gifts. Using kraft paper, or any wrapping paper of your choice, cut out two large stars. Start to stitch together and once you get near the end pop in the present before sewing up. You could also stitch by hand if you like. This works better with slightly flatter presents.

Animal Friends

Schleich animals are my favourite for everything from cakes to gifts. They are just the cutest and make an added little gift for the lucky recipient. Just tie a ribbon around your present, knot over the animal and tie in a bow. Simple.

Driving Home For Christmas

This is a Pinterest favourite and works well on small gifts. Wrap in brown paper and then using a black pen draw a little car design on one side. Don’t worry, you can keep this simple! Then use bakers twine to fix a brush tree to the top of the car.
 
Hope that has given you a few ideas and have fun wrapping!

{Get Wrapping}
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Corr I’m really boring when it comes to wrapping lol! I normally just pick a nice wrapping paper for presents to family and friends, some ribbon and a bow and the matching name tags lol!

And with the children I’m even more boring, I pick 2 different coloured wrapping paper and wrap their presents in those. This year my son has red wrapping paper with patterns on and my daughter has yellow wrapping paper. Its a lot easier for the children to have different coloured wrapping paper, they come down on Christmas and know what colours theirs – and they can start opening their presents with no fuss or arguing!

I do like these ideas, and love the bright coloured presents with stickers put on them! And I love the idea of getting the children involved – it’s so personal then isn’t it? but then I think about how many presents I have to buy at Christmas time for other people, and it would take a lot of time wrapping all the presents and also getting the children to help haha! I think I have so many to buy for!

Each year I’m always on Pinterest looking for new diy Christmas crafts, table decorations, house decorations etc.. and I did see a lovely wrapping idea – and it was Just brown wrapping paper, with some string tied round it (and Just that looks great) but the photo also had a pine cone on the top and some tree trimmings from the garden.

I’ve already wrapped all my gifts so it will have to wait for next year for me to try it out! Thought it was a lovely idea! Xxx

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Not boring at all. Plain paper and bakers twine is one of my all time favourites and loving your little pine cone idea. In fact all the grown up presents are just lovely paper and ribbons. I did splash out on some Rifle Paper xmas wrap this year and i must admit it is so lovely. Shame only a few presents could be wrapped in it! xx

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These are gorgeous ideas! But I do love the memories of my own mum’s slightly wonky wrapping – generally there was always a bit of the present inside poking through and the sellotape was twisted and always a bit sticky on the outside!! In fact, she still wraps like that! Also remembering how Santa would sometimes get my brother’s presents mixed up with my mine in our stockings (or vice versa) and she would quickly reach over and say – oops, Santa got that one wrong, this ones for you!! Haha!!

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Oh my gosh, my mum did that too with the mixed up presents! So funny. And don’t worry, lots of my presents have the wonky sellotape too 🙂 xx

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Haha! My mum was saying yesterday how she always panicked on Christmas eve if we had different amounts of presents in the stockings so sometimes she swapped a few around on purpose…my brother piped up with “Well that finally explains why I sometimes had random gifts in mine which seemed much better suited to the others!”

My first year of doing stockings this year…so much fun! I’ve been the most organised i’ve ever been and wrapped the stocking gifts already. They look lovely this year but i’m sure the wrapping will get wonkier as the years go by!

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Honestly, it’s a stressful business this stocking sorting! I always remember the year my mum forgot to put my brothers main present from Santa under the tree. The poor boy never said anything all day but must have wondered why we all had things and he hadn’t. She only remembered at bedtime and came running down the stairs saying Santa must have dropped it! x

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Lovely ideas! I LOVE wrapping presents and love making everything look gorgeous…this year’s ribbon choices are a little more interesting than usual as I too involved my almost 3 year old. Yellow gingham and pink sparkles feature heavily!

Knowing how many gifts she will get from others I think it’s really important that she sees that it’s also fun to give presents, so i’ve enjoyed letting her choose and help wrap this year.

I got a great email from M&S with wrapping ideas including a snowman present stack – similar to your lovely one above but using three stacked presents on top of each other which happens to work well for the gifts i’ve bought this year.

Don’t forget you can always pop awkward shapes in a box before wrapping – either a posh gift box from the shops or just a shoe/cereal box! My grandad used to favour this approach and thinking you had unwrapped a box of cornflakes just added to the layer of excitement when you got inside!

Happy Christmas and happy wrapping everyone xx

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Oh I love the cereal box idea … especially with the lovely Santa boxes they have at the moment! I’ll definitely be copying your grandad.

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Lottie – I love this post! I will definitely be copying these – so lovely 🙂

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🙂 Wrapping is my favourite! x

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