I enjoy gifts that are cohesive in their wrapping with other gifts, as well as with the tree itself. (If possible), A clean, aesthetically pleasing set-up will always:
A. Let those receiving your gifts see the care and attention you have put into their present. &
B. You may be staring at a pile of gifts for the duration of the holiday season until it is time to gift it, so you might as well make it aesthetically pleasing for your own eyes.
One of my favourite gift wrapping trends is using darker hues, whether it’s shades of forest green, navy or black it gives the gift an unexpected look. Here are some great DIY-ers’ variations on this trend, as well as links to their original posts for more in depth detailed shots of how to achieve these darker hued beauties.
Navy + Fresh Pines
Even though Shannon Kristen focuses on the use of fresh pines as a decorative fresh element in her post, what really catches my eye here is the choice of colour.
If you don’t want to go completely dark, just adding a navy ribbon with fresh green will still create a very different feel to the gift.
Karen from HonestlyWTF adds homemade gingerbread cookie tags! These look amazing with her darker hued gift wrapping.
Navy + Shine
Cox & Cox, a UK ribbon making company, showcasing their shiny copper ribbons with navy gift wrapping paper for a very glammed up display. This is also great for those looking to get traditionally matching gift wrapping paper, ribbon, and tags all in one.
Printed Navy + Accents
This is one of my favourite colour combinations for gift wrapping! Ofcourse she had me at “I’m using my mood board as my gift wrapping inspo”. From this embroidered looking gift wrapping paper, she pulled the other colours grey, pink, and dark forest green painted on eucalyptus. More detail shots here.
I hope you enjoyed these as much as I have, I know the possibilities are endless, and always exciting,