Amidst all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s easy to forget that there are attractive (and affordable) ways to spruce up your gift-giving presentation. We’re wrapping up my favorite winter-inspired Bijou candle, Mulled Wine, in some natural, yet festive finishing touches.
To achieve this look for your holiday gift recipients, follow the simple step-by-step instructions below.
What you’ll need
A wrapping paper of your choosing or brown packing paper
A few sprigs of pine
A Christmas tree ornament
Your Bijou package
1. To start, wrap your Bijou candle box as you would any other present. When choosing a wrapping paper, consider which colors and design elements will best complement the other objects you’ve chosen to decorate your gift with. Brown packing paper is always a safe bet, but we chose incorporate some more traditional holiday elements into our overall look.
2. Once your candle is wrapped, tie some twine around the box leaving enough at the ends for creating a bow and adding some pine and ornaments.
3. Since we aren’t leaving our present wrapping until the last minute, we went with some imitation pine for longevity. If you have the time, however, real pine adds an aromatic element to your gift. Tie two or three pine sprigs together using the extra twine.
4. Loop in a Christmas ornament and a pinecone or two. Tie your twine in a double-knotted bow and cut any excess off the ends. If your objects feel insecure, use a small piece of tape or glue to adhere them to the box.
By including an ornament, your gift becomes two! Make it eco-friendly by wrapping it in a Christmas comic from the “funnies” section of the newspaper, using some real pine from your own Christmas tree or recycling an old ornament. The effort and imagination involved in a personally designed gift box is sure to be noticed and appreciated. Happy Holidays!
No time to wrap? Our Bijou boxes are packaged so you don't have to. Check out our holiday gift guide here.
About the writer:
Always a dreamer, Jill Bentham is a passionate writer and photographer based in Toronto.