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This year’s Christmas décor was all about gingerbread (eating it too of course). You can see all the decorations in A Pink Gingerbread Christmas Home Tour. I wanted the gift wrap to tie in without being a lot of work and these ideas only take a few minutes each to make! #winning! Here are 3 easy DIY gingerbread holiday gift wrap ideas:
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If you want to get extra crafty you can embellish with some cute pompom trim!
I used to draw houses all the time as a kid. Anyone else? This totally brought back memories for me! You can draw whatever style of house you like, just use your imagination! I went for a cute, Nordic style little house.
When you’ve drawn your house, you could add some mini pompom trim to embellish the roofline! I used a hot glue gun to attach the trim. It adds a little bit of dimension and makes the bag more interesting!
And of course, no gingerbread house gift bag would be complete without some real gingerbread! Make these simple gingerbread cookies to use as charms. They also make cute tree ornaments! You can find the quick & easy recipe in this post on how to make Mug Hugger Cookies.
I think these gingerbread house gift bags look so sweet under the tree! We just have to watch and make sure no one eats the cookie charms. (And by no one I mean our beagle, Ollie!)
If you need something a little sturdier to wrap your gifts in, try these adorable DIY gingerbread house gift boxes! Again, you need very minimal supplies and only a few minutes to whip up one of these cuties!
Start with a regular cardboard shipping box in whatever size you need for your gift. I chose a 9″x6″x 4″ rectangular box.
Open the box up (makes it easier to cut) and cut 2 of the top flaps on the box into peaks like in the image below.
Then reassemble your box. I like to use hot glue to reattach the side of the box and secure the bottom. I find it holds better than tape.
Glue one of the uncut flaps to the cut roof peaks you created. Leave the other side unglued so that you can remove a gift from inside without ripping the house open!
Then glue any details you’d like on the box like this pompom trim! I used a pink pompom trim to outline the top of the walls. Then I added a smaller white pompom trim to the edges of the peaks of the “roof”. It looks adorable and also hides the rough cut edges of the cardboard.
You can put your gift inside and then stuff the top of the box with tissue paper. This hides the gap at the top of the box where the flaps don’t meet and also kinda looks like snow!
Again, don’t forget to add a fresh baked gingerbread cookie charm and cute gift tag!
Et voilà! These are so lovely under the tree, but they would also look amazing around the house! You could even cut out some windows and add battery-operated candles for a soft glow!
Sometimes you just need some good ol’ fashioned wrapping paper. Here’s an easy way to make your own gingerbread house wrapping paper!
I used plain kraft paper so that I could embellish it myself, but you could mix it in with pre-printed paper like these cute rolls from Ikea!
I wrapped my gift first and then drew on the paper so that I could precisely place my drawings.
It’s the worst when you have super cute paper and then when you actually wrap something in it half the pattern or some of the words aren’t visible. But, this way you can make everything fit perfectly!
I drew a selection of tiny houses, cabins and row houses on the kraft paper using a chalk pen and then glued on more tiny pompoms for a bit of flair!
Once again, add a cookie charm and you are all set!! I think this paper looks very boutique chic!
So there you have it! 3 easy DIY gingerbread holiday gift wrap ideas! You could also check out Etsy for premade options like this cute mini gingerbread house printables that I used to make our Advent Calendar Tree this year!
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