Christmas Gift Wrapping Inspiration
The countdown to Christmas has begun and to help you along the way, here’s some Christmas gift wrapping inspiration.
Working with themes for your Christmas Gift Wrapping
There are many ways to choose the gift wrapping paper and ribbon to wrap your Christmas gifts. You can just go with the first gift wrapping paper you see in the shop, be more selective and stick to the traditional Christmas colours, you can make your selection based on what the recipient likes or you can choose a colour scheme to wrap all the gifts with so they look uniform and coordinated under the tree. I prefer to work with a colour scheme. It makes it easier when choosing Christmas gift wrapping paper and accessories. You can also match it to your Christmas theme if you have one.
When you think of Christmas, the traditional colours of red, gold and green come to mind. However, if you are thinking of doing something different this year that has an equally rich look and feel, look to nature for your inspiration. Let’s take the Peacock for example.
The feathers of a Peacock are a feast for the eyes with an array of deep and rich colours. They provide a beautiful palette to work with.
Colour scheme: purple, blue, green, copper, brown and yellow.
How to work with colour schemes
Choose your base colour. This is the colour that will be present on all of the gifts. Say you choose purple as your base colour. You will ensure that every gift you wrap includes something that is purple whether it’s the paper you use to wrap the gifts, the ribbon, gift tag or an embellishment.
Choose your secondary colour. A secondary colour is not used as prominently as the base colour. Let’s say we choose yellow as our secondary colour. You may use this colour to wrap Some of the gifts. You may also just use this colour for the embellishments or ribbon. The idea is that it compliments the base colour.
Choose your accent colour. This colour is used to accentuate the gift wraps. Let’s say we choose copper as our accent colour. I would use a thin glittery copper ribbon in conjunction with the other colours to accent the gift wraps.
Choose your base ribbon colour. This is the colour of the ribbon that will feature prominently on all the gifts. For example, we choose blue as our base ribbon colour. I will have two or three different widths of blue ribbon and will use this colour on all of the gift wraps.
With these four colour selections, you can create many different combinations of gift wrapping so each one will look unique despite using one colour scheme. Take a look at my peacock inspired Christmas Gift Wrapping gallery below:
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