I love Christmas wrapping paper, but one of my favorite ways to wrap Christmas gifts (any gifts for that matter) is with kraft wrap. We use this a lot at Jen’s Blossoms for wrapping bouquets and other items. You can purchase it at craft and paper stores. I know that my local paper store (Paper Zone) sells it by the yard as butcher paper. So, I wrap the gift with kraft wrap and then add lush ribbon and customized ornaments to take it up a notch and create a beautifully wrapped gift. Here are the steps I use:
First I wrap the box and choose my ribbon. For this gift I am using a wired iridescent ribbon with a velvet pattern on it. I wrap the ribbon around the box front to back. This photo shows the back of the box. I crossed the ribbon and pulled it tight.
For the next step I flip the box over and cross the ribbon ends under the ribbon already there.