Looking for some easy gift wrapping ideas to elevate your presents and decorate UNDER your tree? I’ve got photo tutorials on the blog today to walk you through simple folds and adorable accessories to add that extra bit of love to your Holiday gifts.

*This is a sponsored post.  I was provided with product and/or payment in exchange for writing and photographing this article.  As always, all opinions are sincere and my own.

I have been having fun this week!

The delivery guy and I are basically a couple since we’ve been “seeing” each other almost daily because…  my Christmas shopping is DONE!

I hope I’m not stressing anyone in writing that, but I had a deadline to get gifts gathered, wrapped and under the tree – and last week was it!

The reason?

Because I am FINALLY working with CANADIAN TIRE!!

This is a GINORMOUS win for me, since I’ve “pitched” them over the years and have had no luck in making contact.  

This year, they approached me!  

And since everyone north of the border knows that Canadian Tire is Canada’s Christmas store, and Christmas is my absolute favourite time of year – this is a HUGE deal for me!

So let me show off just a few of the brand new Jillian Harris ♥️Canvas Collection from Canada’s home team:

Please oooh and aaaah, over my gorgeous new tree skirt.  This is the Jillian Harris X CANVAS 48″ Reversible Christmas Tree Skirt:


Jillian Harris x Canvas reversible tree skirt

This is the base of the awesomeness I’m about to show you… where I take the Jillian Harris X CANVAS Christmas 26-pc Gift Wrap Kit and show you a few gift wrapping ideas to elevate your gifts (and decor)

Jillian Harris X CANVAS Christmas Gift Wrap Kit

You’ve probably seen videos of this gift wrapping idea – but I went with a photo tutorial so it’s easier to pin and save.

Gift wrapping ideas – Envelope fold (I named it)

 Cut enough gift wrap to cover all of the sides width-wise, then cover once-and-a-half length-wise.   

(image 1)  Centre your gift width-wise.  Leave enough length at the bottom of your gift to cover the end, but the largest section of the length will be folded down to cover half of the gift.

(image 2). Bring in the sides of your gift wrap which will create two triangles

(image 3). Pleat the bottom triangles to make a crisp seam

(image 4). Bring the top triangles over the top of your gift and pleat them in place.

(image 5)  Bring the bottom triangles over the top of you gift and pleat them in place.  Hopefully your seam will line up in the centre, but if not, just fold a bit of the straight edge of the paper until it does.

(image 6)  Wrap the bottom of the gift as you normally would.

Now you have beautiful wrapping and a few pockets to tuck candy canes, greenery, or greeting cards.

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The great thing about this collection is that all of the ribbons, bows, gift bags, and accessories are all perfectly coordinated to the gift wrap.  The print is a throwback to the 1970’s, but with a modern, whimsical twist.

The kit comes with 26 pieces, so you have everything you need – except the tape – to create gorgeous gifts and amp-up your Holiday decor at the same time.

 

Gift wrapping ideas – Double Envelope fold (I named it, based on the name for the last one 😂)

Cut enough gift wrap to cover all of the sides width-wise, then cover once-plus-a-bit length-wise

(image 1)  Centre your gift width-wise and length-wise.  You need enough overhang on both ends to create your folds.  Fold the top section over the front of your gift.

(image2). Bring in the sides of the gift wrap to create 2 triangles (as above), one on either side of your package.

(image 3). Bring the top triangles over the top of your gift and pleat them in place.  I used a bit of tape here to hold them in place.

(image 4). Fold the bottom section of wrapping paper up over the bottom of you package.

(image 5). Create the triangles again by folding the sides of the wrapping paper in to the sides of the gift.  Fold the top triangles over the top of your gift and pleat them in place.

(image 6)  Wrap one of the included ribbons around your gift and tape it with the seam at the front/top of your package (this will get hidden in the next step)

(image 7) Fold the two remaining pieces/triangles of gift wrap over your gift and tape them in place in the centre.

(image 8) Top it off with one of the included bows in the kit or, what I did, pick up the Jillian Harris X CANVAS Christmas Wrap 19-pc Accessory Kit and tuck in candy canes, a wreath, or a perfect Rudolph nose pom.

 

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Jillian Harris X CANVAS Christmas Wrap Accessory Kit

Gift wrapping ideas – Two-tone wrap

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Choose two complimentary/coordinating patterns of wrapping paper.

(image 1). Cut enough of your “peekaboo” pattern to cover most of 3 sides of your package, and the length (including the extra ends to wrap down at the end.  

(image 2). Wrap the paper around 3 sides, then press the sides to create a seam.

(image 3). It will look like the spine of a book.

(image 4)  Cut enough of your primary pattern to cover 3 sides of your package and repeat the fold above to give the same book-spine-seam.

(image 5). Bring in the top corner of your primary pattern on an angle and fold down.  However large or small this is, is how much of your peekaboo pattern will be left showing.  Repeat on the bottom corner.

(image 6). Wrap the peekaboo pattern around your gift and tape in place.

(image 7). Wrap the primary pattern around the other side of your gift and tape in place (near the ends is less noticeable)

(image 8) Fold the ends of your present as you normally would then add a greeting card, greenery, or a beautiful bow from the wrapping kit.

Gift wrapping ideas, wrapping gifts, Jillian Harris, Canadian Tire

If you’re not much into fancy wrapping (no matter how easy), then the accessories included with the Jillian Harris X CANVAS Christmas 26-pc Gift Wrap Kit are more than enough to make your gifts stand out.

Below, I simply wrapped the bakers twine around my package about 4 times.  Tape the top strands together with no spacing between, and tape the bottom strands with gaps between and you have a pretty Christmas tree!

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Create a plaid sort of pattern by alternating the bakers twine and ribbon, then weave the cross sections between.  So pretty!

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Use the retro gold tinsel ribbon to keep with the whimsy of the gift wrap, or stretch your wings and try the fan fold.

Gift wrapping ideas, wrapping gifts, Jillian Harris, Canadian Tire

As another gift wrapping idea, I also attempted creating pleats in the top of the gift wrap – but wasn’t able to photograph it because both hands were involved in the folding. lol

Gift wrapping ideas, wrapping gifts, Jillian Harris, Canadian Tire

 

These gift wrapping ideas only add a minute or two to wrapping you’re doing anyways, and the Jillian Harris ♥️Canvas Collection at Canadian Tire ensures that you have everything you need – in perfectly coordinating and whimsical array – to decorate under your tree.

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Red and white Christmas tree

 

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red and white Christmas tree

Gift wrapping ideas, wrapping gifts, Jillian Harris, Canadian Tire

red and white Christmas tree

 

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Thank you Canadian Tire for the opportunity of working with you, and thank you Jillian Harris for the warmth and fun of your fantastic designs.

Have a great one!

One Response

  1. Adorable! Love your wrapping ideas. Making my annual pilgrimage tofor the great Canadian Tire tomorrow. Thanks for the inspiration!

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