5 Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas with Winter Holiday Washi Tapes

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A nice gift wrapping can really take your holiday gifts to a whole new level! Besides simply using nice gift wrapping paper, adding your own decorations will make your gifts more personal and memorable. This is where washi tape comes in: you finally have a reason to use those beautiful washi tapes! For the holidays, we have 5 washi tape decoration ideas for you to personalize your holiday gifts! Here’s how.


1. Criss-cross like ribbon wraps

Red festive Christmas washi tape in cross

Christmas Party Washi Tape

Instead of googling how to wrap a pretty ribbon bow, you can easily create a ribbon effect with washi tapes. Just criss-cross in the center, or at the ⅔ of the package with a festive washi tape.


Wide red plaid and gold ribbon washi tape

Christmas Washi Tape

Use wide washi tapes to achieve that ribbon effect. Fancy ones with lots of details will make it really festive!

Reindeer wide washi tape in woodsy background

Santa On Holiday Washi Tape

Tip: After you’re done with washi tape, tie a ribbon with kraft twine to make it extra special.

red and white striped washi tape

Strawberry Stripe Washi Tape

You can also criss-cross striped washi tapes with solid ones to create a plaid effect!

Red and black solid Christmas washi tapes

Promenade of Time Washi Tape


2. Make DIY gift tags

Red Christmas gift with xmas gift tag

Gift Tags

Use washi tape to spell out a name or a holiday message on gift tags. For this decoration, they will be used in shorter sections, so choose simpler patterns like stripes, polka dots or repeating patterns so the pretty details don’t get cut off.


Rows of festive pattern washi tape

Fabric Tape Set


However, if there’s a special tape that says something about the recipient, then use it!

Ice blue cute snowman washi tape

Snowman Washi Tape

For the BFF and best buds!


Scandinavian pattern red sage and white washi tapes

Nordic Fabric Tapes


3. Make bauble gift tags

Christmas decorations made with Christmas animal party washi tape

Christmas at the Zoo Washi Tape

Stick washi tape in tight rows on a cardboard, and cut into round baubles, or any other shape—stars, holly leaves, snowman—and turn them into gift tags, stick them on the packaging on decorations, or tie them on the gift with twine so they can be used for Christmas tree decorations as well.


Plaid Christmas gift tags on twines

Reindeer & Rabbit Gift Tags

Design, decorate with tape, and cut into reindeers and bunny rabbits!


By taping rows and rows of Christmas washi tapes to a large area, this is a very rewarding way for you washi tape lovers to show off every inch of your collection!

Christmas nighttime scenery washi tape

Christmas Town Washi Tape


4. Create Christmas Trees

Decoration with Red festive Christmas washi tape

Christmas Party Washi Tape

Use rows of green or sparkly washi tape on any corner, and you’ll create a triangle area that looks like a Christmas tree!


Christmas lights, holly, igloos Christmas holiday washi tapes

Christmas Scenery Washi Tape


5. Decorate Wrapping Paper with Illustrations

Red and blue Illustration Christmas Tree Washi Tape

Christmas Tree Washi Tape

Design your own wrapping paper with cute illustrated washi tapes! Choose tapes with individual designs and solid or transparent backgrounds, and stick them on wrapping paper with matching colors. Put a few trees on the lower right corner of the gift. This will make understated gift packaging that’s nicely framed like a Christmas card.


Illustration Christmas Stockings Washi Tape

Christmas Stockings Washi Tape


With all these ways to gift-wrap your holiday presents, you can finally show off the washi tapes you love! Now, is your list of Christmas gifts ready yet?

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Text: Melissa

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