“Silver and gold, silver and gold mean so much more when I see…silver and gold decorations on ev’ry Christmas tree”. Oh how I love that song, that movie and I love using mixed metals on and under my tree. In this post, I will show you some easy gift wrapping ideas using burlap and metallics to create a modern farmhouse feel.
Oh baby…it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. I love when the tree is up and the presents start making their way under the tree.
Whenever I am designing a room, I always make an inspiration board. It helps give me clear direction and focus and allows me to create a plan. Remember the biggest mistake you can make is failing to plan.
I decided to make a board for my gift wrapping ideas this year. As you can see from the photo, I incorporated warm wood tones using stain and pine cones; texture using burlap and plaster; and metallics using gold and silver spray paint. I also used the same color palette for my Christmas tree, hearth and mantle.
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Supplies needed for these gift wrapping ideas
- Roll of Burlap Ribbon
- Plaster (This is the one I used)
- Putty Knife
- Pine Cones
- Builder Paper (This is what I use and it’s so much cheaper than wrapping paper)
Instructions to make the cracked burlap:
Step 1) Scoop out some of the plaster onto a disposable plate. Add a small amount of water to thin it to a butter-like consistency.
Step 2) Unroll the burlap ribbon onto a flat surface. Make sure the work surface is protected with rosin paper or plastic.
Step 3) Using your putty knife, spread the plaster over the top of the burlap ribbon. I covered about 3/4 of the burlap.
Let dry overnight.
Step 4) Flip burlap ribbon over so plaster-side is face down. Tightly roll the burlap so plaster is facing up. The plaster will begin to crack.
Instructions to make Metallic Burlap:
This is so easy and so much less expensive than buying metallic ribbon in the store.
Step 1) Unroll your burlap ribbon or cut burlap fabric into long strips. Lay the strips on rosin paper to protect your floor. Spray paint in the color of your choice. I chose Rustoleum Metallic Gold and Metallic Silver.
Now gather the rest of your decorations so you have them all in one place. I have been busy making homemade Christmas ornaments so I decided to incorporate some of those into my gift wrapping ideas.
Instructions for these easy gift wrapping ideas:
Begin by wrapping all of your presents in builder paper.
Wrap cracked burlap around builder paper. The burlap is heavy so I use a bead of hot glue to secure it in place on all 4 sides. Vary the position of the burlap on each package to add interest.
Start layering with another layer of burlap…this time I chose to use the metallic burlap that I made in the steps above. Again, I attached it with a bead of glue.
Finish it off with a package topper. I incorporated a snowflake ornament in silver to finish it off.
Here is another picture with a gold snowflake ornament on gold burlap.
On this package, I added a couple of store bought picks and a wooden ornament with a photo. I love adding a photo…it’s like two gifts in one.
And last but certainly not least, I combined the cracked burlap and the silver and gold metallic burlap with a stained wooden ornament with a family photo.
If you revisit my inspiration board, you will see that I stayed right on target and I am so happy with the way all of these gift wrapping ideas turned out. Not only will they look beautiful under the tree but they are stunning as stand-alone Christmas decor.
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