Have you started any Christmas gift wrapping yet? This year I did things a little backward. I’m wrapping gifts before I’ve actually got any! Yep, today’s project is all about giving you ideas for your gift wrapping, and I hope you like the results as much as I do! If you think the package should be as special and unique as the gift (and the recipient), here are Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas with Old Sign Stencils.
Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas with Old Sign Stencils
Today’s post is part of a fun blog hop, hosted and sponsored by Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils. You can see the full stencil line HERE. I’m sure all the creative ideas you see from this talented group will inspire you to want to create with these fun stencils, too! I have all their links at the end.
Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary stencils for this project. All opinions about their products are my own. Note: their prices are in Canadian currency; see their conversion link to adjust.
Bonus…Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils is doing a Giveaway to celebrate the season (and this hop!) They’re giving away one stencil of the winner’s choice! Here are the details:
“Visit Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils HERE and in comments, tell me which stencil you’d like to win!”
“Giveaway ends Sunday, Dec 15, 2019, midnight Pacific. One winner will be drawn from all blog comments and posted on Funky Junk’s blog post Monday, December 16 and will be notified by email, which must be present to qualify.”
“Winner will be required to create a store account so they have the ability to gather your shipping info. Offer void where prohibited.”
The Giveaway is now over. Congrats to Sandy at Primitive Skate, Marie at Interior Frugalista, and Linda at Itsy Bitsy. You’ll be contacted shortly to claim your wins! Happy stenciling!
Many thanks to everyone who entered and visited these wonderful projects!
Now onto some creative Christmas stenciling ideas!
To Begin Stenciled Christmas Gift Wrapping, Choose Plain Gift Wrap
In order to have the most fun with Old Sign Stencils, you’ll want to purchase plain gift wrap. I chose a classic brown kraft roll and also a sparkly white. You will want to have some ribbon and extra embellishments also. I’ve created some fun tags for you that will be available in my FREE Resource Library (more on that later).
Choose the Stencils you Like from Old Sign Stencils
Wrap Your Gift Packages and Start Stenciling
Once your packages are all wrapped, you can get creative! Choose designs that will be sized well for your package. Overlap designs and wrap them around the edges of the boxes. I used small bottles of acrylic craft paints that had a little shimmer or glitter. I used a variety of stencil brushes, too. Painting the words worked better with the rounded stencil brushes. Tape over areas you’re not using on the stencil with painter’s tape.
Here’s my inspiration look. I want the vintage Shiny Brite + vintage wallpaper vibe. This is the theme I’m going with in my living room this year!
Let Santa’s workshop begin!
Add Ribbon, Texture and Tags
Once your gift wrapping is all stenciled cutely, add the extras! I like to use 1 or 2 kinds of thick ribbon with simple knots or bows. Then I add an accessory that fits with the theme of the package; a pinecone, a snowflake, a candycane. Next I add some foliage to coordinate with the package. I usually just tuck them into the bow’s knot, or hide a chenille stem in. Lastly, don’t forget the gift tag!
Become an Insider to get my Free Vintage Wallpaper Tags
To coordinate with this whole look, I created some Vintage Wallpaper Snippets you can cut up for gift tags! I love to make FREE seasonal printables to correlate with my projects. You can access them along with tutorials & styling tips in my Insider’s Resource Library by becoming an Insider. You’ll also get my weekly email, full of creative inspiration!
If you’re already an Insider, check the weekly email for the Resource Library password!
Tape your vintage wallpaper gift tag on with washi tape for an extra texture.
Gift your Pretty Packages or Decorate with Them!
These are so cute, it might be hard to rip them open, but maybe your art could be repurposed after?! Wrapped stenciled packages can also be fun sitting under a small tree or tucked into your Christmas vignettes.
Dealer’s tip: If you sell Old Sign Stencils, these gift packages would be a great way to show off ideas!
The Big Reveal:
I think it would be hard for me to pick a favorite. These turned out so fun! And it was good medicine to relax and create something artistic while listening to Christmas music during this busy holiday season!
Here’s the whole family of Christmas gifts with Old Sign Stencils:
Here are some other projects where I used Old Sign Stencil’s large Buffalo Check stencil (you can get it HERE)):
Shop to Create the Look: click on pics and links for more info (*affilate links)
Grain Sack Stripes Stencil (G1,G3,G4)
I hope you enjoyed these Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas with Old Sign Stencils! Visit Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencil’s website (HERE) to check out all the options for fun, unique gift wrapping!
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Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencil’s Christmas Blog Hop