December 21, 2016

Gift Wrapping for Beginners

gift wrapping for beginners


Kelly here from North Country Nest.

Wrapping presents has never really been my ‘thing’. I am usually lucky if I can cut the wrapping paper to the correct size and get all the corners folded down without ripping the paper.

So when Sabrina asked if I wanted to do a guest post on gift wrapping, I took this as a sign that I needed to step up my present game and learn how to wrap a gift so it doesn’t resemble that of a five year old’s skill level.

With that said, I didn’t want to get too ambitious and in over my head. And I wanted something simple to share with all of you, in case anyone else out there is gift wrapped challenged like myself.

Which brings me to today’s theme: Gift Wrapping for Beginners

Most of the supplies can be found at your local Target ( I have an obsession with Target and can get lost in there for days) and the gift tags can be printed here [insert PDF of email sign up, your choice!]


Gift wrapping for beginners: The Supplies

  • Two coordinating styles of wrapping paper
  • Two types of string [I used twine and a fun gold/white colored string from Target]
  • Candy canes
  • Gift tags

I didn’t want to have the same exact wrapping for each present, but also wanted to create a more cohesive look so I picked up two at Target for $2.50 each.

The string was hanging right across the aisle from the paper and I thought it would be fun to add this to the paper. For the other paper, I used twine that I already had on hand.

I made the tags myself and printed them on cardstock. Our gift sorting during Christmas is usually pure chaos.  So we needed something that can stand up to the kiddos’ excitement.

To top it off, I taped a candy cane to the package. I don’t know about you, but my nieces and nephews are so sugar deprived during Christmas (ha ha).

And that’s it! Not too hard and a big step up from any of my previous wrapping adventures!

Good luck wrapping all your gifts and have a very Merry Christmas!

All my best,


Kelly North Country Nest


North County Nest is a home renovation, DIY and home décor blog. Our goal is to inspire others to tackle their own home improvement projects and show that it’s possible to have a beautiful home while knee deep in drywall and sawdust.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Lora December 21, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Love the candy cane! Pinned 🙂

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