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Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas with Ribbon

Have you got your Christmas gift wrapping under way? I’m about half way through (thanks to this blog post). Today the May Arts Ribbon Design team has put together a whole hop worth of Christmas gift wrapping ideas!

May Arts Ribbon gift wrapping ideas

As you all probably know I have hoards of May Arts Ribbonyes hoards, so at the holidays I like to tie up my packages with a little extra special ribbon.

But to make my packages even more special this year I discovered this fun little wrapping trick to create a gift card pocket on the front of your parcel without any added trouble!

How to make a pocket on your gift wrap to hold a card

This pocket idea from Martha Stewart is easy as pie. Just cut your paper a few inches longer than needed and with a simple fold you can add a fun element to your gift! See the full instructions on the Martha Stewart website.


Can you believe how easy that is? 

I didn’t do a whole lot of extra fuss with my wrapping, just simple bows, but with stunning ribbons do you need much more?

How to make a pocket on your gift wrap

Adding a simple sprig of natural greenery makes your packages pop! Try box wood or cedar,which preserve themselves quite well, and even balsam if you’re giving your  gift right away.


Using ribbons and wrapping paper with a similar colors, textures, and themes with give your christmas decor a cohesive look… at least until the little fingers get tearing them open!

May Arts Ribbon gift wrapping ideas

For all these pretty ribbons and more, please visit the new May Arts Ribbon online store Ribbon Resource

May Arts Ribbon gift wrapping ideas

Add in a little gold for a glam touch.

May Arts Ribbon gift wrapping ideas

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  1. Shari Czerwinski says:

    Beautiful packages and lovely ribbon!

  2. the packages are beautiful. thanks for sharing.

  3. Heather Thompson says:

    These are so pretty, I wouldnt want to even open them, they are gifts all by themselves.

  4. I really like the gift card pocket idea. I’ve yet to wrap any gifts; therefore, I’m going to give it a try.

  5. Love the pocket idea. Looks really simple. All the wrapped packages are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us.

  6. Gorgeous! The gold leaf ribbon really caught my eye

  7. Wow, I love your style! The gold leaves on the Kraft is divine. I love the little pocket idea too!

  8. These packages are so pretty that I wouldn’t want to open them. lol I could just sit and admire them all day. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Beautiful gift wrapping and love the idea of the fold.

  10. Oh, I love that little fold trick!

    And that gold boxwood ribbon!??

    I want it.

  11. TracyM #6773 says:

    WOW – SO MANY GORGEOUS gifts!!!
    LOVE the CLEVER pocket, a great way to add embellishments and for tucking the card with it too!!!
    LOVE ALL the different ribbons and bows, my favorites are the chevron against the polka dot paper, the FUN circle garland and the DELIGHTFUL golden leaves!!! The fancy bow you have combined with the chevron paper is BEAUTIFUL too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your ideas today, I look forward to adding pockets and layering lots of ribbon on special gifts this week in preparation for Christmas 🙂

  12. sherry butcher says:

    I LOVE pocket, a great way to add embellishments and for tucking the card with it too, the ribbons and the easy way to do all this. TFS.

  13. Love the craft paper and multiple red and whites here. Ribbons can dress up anything! I love wrapping too and love your ideas here, especially that pocket. Very cool.

  14. Thank-you for all the great decorating you did at the cottage,the tree,the presents it made it so beautiful. We had one of the best christmas ever! XOXO

    1. It was a great Christmas, SO much fun. Glad I got to spend a little alone time with you! xoxo

  15. Great ideas you share with me. Christmas gift are very surprising gifts for kids. Gifts packing is really creative work. I am reading your blog and i get the useful info. Thanks!

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