Here are some quick and affordable decorating ideas for Christmas. The only expense is a few rolls of wrapping paper, some ribbon and tape. I find that some of the best holiday colors and designs are hiding right on a roll of gift wrap, and if used correctly, it can really make a room pop for the holiday season with out breaking the bank. I hope you find these ideas helpful.
You will need a few rolls of corresponding holiday gift wrap, some ribbon or twine, and some tape.
Wrap a picture frame up like a gift and tie with a ribbon.
Line a shelf, buffet or mantle with a layer of gift wrap, you can also create interest by cutting smaller pieces to layer on top.
To add height to an arrangement, wrap up a couple of books in gift wrap.
Make an ice bucket by attaching some gift wrap to a coffee tin or container with Modge Podge.
Line a bud vase with a strip of gift wrap.
Line a basket with gift wrap to serve your favorite beverages.
Line the fronts of a glass cabinet. You can do this by cutting a piece of gift wrap a little larger than the cabinet insert. Lay the piece over the insert area, press it down and crease the paper into the edges of the insert. Then remove the paper to cut off the excess along the creases. Attach paper back onto to insert with rolled pieces of clear tape.
Run a length of wrapping paper along the center of your dining table. Create layers by adding pieces of corresponding paper on top.
Line a serving tray.
Cut strips of gift wrap to make napkin holders or wrap the strips around silverware and tie with a ribbon, twine or even a glittery pipe cleaner.
Wrap a vase or mason jar with gift wrap and tie with some ribbon, then top if off with some dried flowers or greenery.
Line the front of a picture frame.
Roll up strips of gift wrap into important looking scrolls, wrap with twine or ribbon and place them in a pretty vase or pitcher to add height and holiday interest to an arrangement.
Line your message board with a piece of gift wrap, just as a reminder that it’s the holiday season:)
I always enjoy incorporating gift wrap into my look when I am decorating for Christmas because it is inexpensive to use and I can always count a new look each year as the paper designs and colors continue to follow the current trends.