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Coastal Gift Wrapping Ideas

For the past several years, our tree has always had traditional Christmas colors of reds, whites, and golds. This year, I changed things up and created a Tropical Ocean Christmas Tree with coral, blue, white, and silver. I love our new tree, but finding coordinating holiday gift wrap to match our tree at local stores is impossible. Fortunately, turning plain paper into custom coastal gift wrapping is super easy and only takes a few craft supplies!

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How to Make Stamped Coastal Wrapping Paper:


  • brown butcher paper
  • raffia
  • off-white chalk paint or acrylic paints in your color choices
  • paint brush
  • hot glue gun/glue sticks
  • sea themed rubber stamps

Stamped coastal wrapping paper

Since coastal things tend to be weathered and rough, I crushed and crinkled the paper before wrapping the gift. Because butcher paper can be thick, this also helps make it more pliable and easier to work with.

Once the paper is crinkled, wrap the gift, using hot glue to seal the edges. Using hot glue makes for a clean look without any tape showing.

raffia tie

Take two or three strands of raffia and wrap it horizontally around the box. Tie the ends into a knot at the front of the gift. Next, repeat this step with the raffia, but go vertically around the box.

Stamped coastal gift wrap

To finish, tie a bow. If needed, at a dot of hot glue under the bow to keep it in place. Optional – add a sea glass and seashell angel tag.

How to make Glass Pebbles Gift Wrapping:


  • flat back glass beads
  • hot glue gun/glue sticks
  • chalk pen or white paint pen
  • optional – acrylic paint in your color choice

Glass pebbles gift wrapping

Wrap the gift with plain butcher paper. Glue flat back glass marbles along the bottom of the gift. Then using a white paint or chalk pen, write a holiday greeting above the glass. Optional – use a sea themed stamp to add interest around the holiday greeting.

Tip: If you don’t want to use glass marbles, just paint the bottom with blue acrylic paint.

How to make Simple Seashell Gift Wrapping:


  • chalk pen or white paint pen
  • jute or twine
  • various seashells
  • glue gun/glue sticks

Simple seashell gift wrappin

Wrap the gift in plain butcher paper. Using a white paint pen or chalk pen, draw rows of waves across the bottom. Tie twine around the present and tie in a bow. Glue on various seashells onto the bow and bow ends.

I’m having so much fun with this year’s tropical Christmas tree theme! I plain on creating a different design on each of the gifts under the tree 🙂

Do you have a unique way to wrap gifts?

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