Christmas wrapping ideas

The pop-up and 3D gift wrapping ideas you need to wrap your gifts like a pro

Make your gifts stand out under this year's Christmas tree

By Rebecca Shepherd, 08 December 2016
The pop-up and 3D gift wrapping ideas you need to wrap your gifts like a pro

No matter how big or small any gift you give to your loved ones this Christmas, it can always be made a bit more special with the wrapping.

With that in mind, this year, try complementing your festive wrap with some of these homemade ideas. The kids will love lending a hand and everyone will enjoy opening it. 

From creating pop-up festive decorations with Christmas trees on it, to 3D wrapping, with small bells or berries.

For a fresh take on gift wrapping, we’ve put together a list of gorgeous yet simple and sophisticated ideas to make your presents pop.

Pine cones

You could spray paint these cones gold for a touch of sparkle, or you could leave them untouched for some natural beauty.

Pom poms

Because who doesn’t love pom poms? Add some white ones to a plain coloured box, wrapping paper or tissue paper for that ultimate festive look.

Pop-up trees

First, wrap your present in a bold colour and, before adding a second layer, trace Christmas shapes on the piece of wrapping and cut out half of the design with a scalpel. Make sure you watch your fingers!

Wrap the present and fold back the cut out to reveal the contrasting colours underneath.


This idea is great if you have any spare tinsel (which you are bound to have). Simply wrap the present with the leftover tinsel, as you would with ribbon. 

Pop-up holly

If you really want to make you’re loved ones feel special, this pop-up holly box will really add some magic to Christmas.

Washi tape

Grab some brown paper, colourful washi tape and get crafting! You could create stars, a Christmas tree and even snowflakes. For more inspiration, don't forget to check out our 12 amazing washi tape ideas to revamp your home.

Sleigh bells ring

These bells will really add some glamour to your Christmas presents!

Feeling insprired to get crafty? Make sure you check out Asda's crafting sets and wrapping online and instore to make your presents pop.