Colorful paper or cardboard, scissors, glue and inspiration – that’s essentially all you need for many simple Christmas gifts. Oh yes, some paint, colored pencils or markers would not be superfluous. In time for the start of the Advent season we would like to make our contribution. That’s why we’ve put together a collection of simple, stylish Christmas ideas made out of paper and cardboard. They can all work together with bigger and smaller children. Despite the simplicity of the ideas they look super elegant and stylish.
Something simple: A funny face on the Christmas gift wrap
Great packaging for the Christmas gifts
The packaging is no less demanding task than the Christmas gifts themselves. One would have to put a high value on these as well. Still, the expensive wrapping paper does not always have to be. Homemade packaging shows that you have taken time for your friends and family.
This can be taught to the children by realizing the ideas together with them.
Snowman faces are popular motifs for Christmas gifts and deco
Choose kid-friendly ideas!
The snow and Santa Claus, as well as the deer are somehow banal for many adults. But if you are working with children, you should be able to take their place. You always find such characters funny. At least attach them to a pair of Christmas presents and decorations. They would have several different options. The simplest thing would be printing from the internet on paper that is suitable for packaging. In addition, you could paint the familiar motifs and shapes on the wrapping paper. Or make them from different pieces! In the picture below you have chosen a combination of these procedures. Some of the faces have been painted and some accessories have been made of fabric.
Such DIY Christmas decoration is also a great gift idea
Decorative figures as Christmas presents
Would you like to have Christmas presents for all your visitors during Advent? Then you can make several great figures out of paper. They are all created according to the same principle, but do not take up too much time. Very fitting would be the fir trees made of cardboard that you see below. They are also suitable as decoration for noble interiors. So you do not have to worry about the storage space.
The DIY decoration can look very noble
Do you want to make the Advent season with many culinary surprises for family and guests particularly pleasant? Why not! You can use the festive season as an occasion to perform various taste experiments. Christmas-wrapped cupcakes like these in the picture are also great Christmas gifts. Partly they can be prepared with the children.
Cupcakes are among the Christmas ideas that everyone loves
Jewelry for the Christmas tree
Every year we should decorate the Christmas tree with at least some new items. You do not necessarily have to be bought, you can do it yourself. These DIY jewelry would also be suitable as Christmas gifts.
Fancy vintage? You can make such a Christmas tree jewelry!
DIY greeting cards
Selsbotten greeting cards made of paper or cardboard would individualize any Christmas gift. You will find many ideas on the internet and in our collection of great pictures. Below you can see a great example, which you can tinker with children and which still looks stylish.
Every craft idea in green and red can have a Christmas effect
When and for whom are the homemade Christmas gifts appropriate?
The attitude to Christmas presents is quite different in different families. Some use this occasion for new gifts. In this case, the homemade Christmas gifts could be something extra. These can be given along with the”main gift”. In addition, the DIY Christmas gifts would be a trifle given to a variety of people. The investment is not big and the joy you get with it – priceless.