How to Wrap a Chair for Christmas

Christmas is a time for festivity, presents, and cheer, but decking the halls doesn’t have to stop at decorations! Spruce up your home this holiday season with a unique and creative decoration of your own, wrapping chairs as gifts.

How to Wrap a Chair for Christmas

In this blog post, we’ll teach you how to wrap a chair for Christmas as an exciting Christmas gift to impress family or friends – all without compromising on comfort or luxury. Find out now how you can spruce up any space in your home with some glamorous holiday spirit!

What Is a Difficult Gift to Wrap?

The answer to this question is subjective, but a chair can certainly be challenging to wrap effectively. Chairs come in many shapes and sizes, from large recliners to armless dining chairs and everything in between. Furthermore, the fabric covering a chair may not lend itself well to wrapping due to its texture or pattern.

With the right approach and materials, however, wrapping a chair for Christmas can be surprisingly easy and effective. Here’s how to get it done.

First, you’ll need some materials.

You’ll need a large piece of wrapping paper that is at least twice as wide as the longest side of your chair, scissors or a craft knife, tape, scissors, gift tags (optional), ribbon, and bows (optional). Begin by laying the wrapping paper out on a flat surface, such as the floor or a table.

Place the chair in the middle of the paper with one edge facing away from you so that you can wrap around it easily. Then begin folding up each corner of the wrapping paper against the sides of the chair until it’s completely covered. You may need to make cuts in the paper to help it fit snuggly around the shape of your chair.

Secure each fold with tape, making sure that you smooth out any wrinkles or creases before you do so. When all of the edges are folded and secured, use scissors or a craft knife to cut off any excess paper. Now, you can use the ribbon and bows to further decorate the chair and make it look extra festive. Finally, attach a gift tag or label to indicate who the present is for.

10 Methods How to Wrap a Chair for Christmas

1. Use a Large Piece of Wrapping Paper:

Choose a wrapping paper that is at least twice as wide as the longest side of your chair. This will ensure that you have enough paper to wrap the chair with ease. If the paper is too small, you won’t be able to wrap the chair properly. However, if you have a festive patterned paper, it’s ok to go slightly smaller.

Enough Paper to Wrap the Chair

2. Fold Up Each Corner:

Fold each corner of the wrapping paper against the sides of the chair until it’s completely covered. Make sure the paper is tucked in nicely and snugly against the chair’s crevices. When you reach the bottom of the chair, cut off any excess paper with a pair of scissors.

If your chair has armrests, make sure to tuck the paper in around them for a neat look. Although it may take some time, make sure your folds are neat and secure.

3. Cut Excess Paper:

Use scissors or a craft knife to cut off any excess paper. Make sure to cut the paper off in straight lines so that the edges of the wrap remain neat. While cutting, be sure to leave enough paper to wrap the edges of the chair. Though the edges may not be perfectly smooth, the paper should still fit snugly around the frame.

Try to minimize any wrinkles or creases where the paper wraps around the frame, as this will ensure a neat and professional-looking finish. Once you have finished cutting, use a glue gun or double-sided tape to secure the paper in place. This will help keep it from becoming loose over time.

4. Secure with Tape:

Secure each fold of the wrapping paper with tape, making sure to smooth out any wrinkles or creases before doing so. Make sure to cover the entire chair leg with paper so that all of the fabric is protected. If one sheet of paper is not large enough, you can use two sheets of wrapping paper and secure them together with tape.

When taping the paper, be sure to check that no fabric is exposed and the paper securely adheres. When finished, your chair should look like a wrapped present!

5. Decorate With Ribbon and Bows:

Use ribbon and bows to further decorate the chair and make it look extra festive. Make sure to use plenty of ribbons – it usually takes more than you might think. Use an assortment of colors and widths for a fun, festive look. Try tying a big bow around the back of the chair and adding smaller bows in different places.

You can also make long tails with the ribbon and hang them from the chair for an extra festive touch. Finally, tuck a few sprigs of fresh holly or evergreen branches around to finish the look.

Make Long Tails With the Ribbon

Your chair is now ready to be admired – and used – as a beautiful part of your holiday décor!

6. Attach Gift Tag or Label:

Attach a gift tag or label to indicate who the present is for. You can either use a regular gift tag or make your own personalized label for an added touch. Consider adding a message on the tag so that the recipient will know it was made just for them. Once the label is in place, your gift-wrapped chair is ready to give as a holiday present.

If you’re delivering it by mail, make sure to use extra packing material around the chair to ensure it arrives in one piece.

7. Consider Other Accessories:

You can also use other accessories, such as ribbons, trims, felt cutouts, sequins, etc., to help decorate your wrapped chair. Use these to make your wrapped chair look extra festive! You can even add a few mini lights for some added sparkle. Make sure you attach the lights firmly so they don’t come off or get tangled up during the wrapping process.

Decorate Your Wrapped Chair

You can also add a few festive bows and other accessories to give your chair an extra special holiday look. Have fun decorating, and don’t be afraid to think outside the box! Additionally, use any extra wrapping paper and tape to create a bow on top of the wrapped chair or add another layer of decoration, such as glitter.

8. Make Use of Color Themes:

Consider using certain color themes when wrapping your chair for Christmas. This will give the chair a festive look. Choose colors that complement each other, such as red and green or blue and silver. You can also use fabrics with patterns in them to add texture to the chair.

Use ribbons, bows, and other decorations to bring out the colors that you chose for your theme. Make sure not to overdo it, though. Keep your décor minimal and tasteful for a more elegant look. Although you can get creative with colors, make sure to avoid clashing colors and too much bling.

9. Make It Unique:

Get creative and make your wrapped chair unique by attaching personalized items such as pet photos, holiday quotes, ornaments, etc. Secure the items with glue or tape, so they stay in place. You can also tie ribbons and bows onto the chair to add a festive touch.

Once you’ve finished attaching the decorations, make sure to stand back and admire your work! You now have a beautiful and one-of-a-kind wrapped chair for your Christmas décor.

10. Add Christmas Lights:

You can also add lights to your wrapped chair for a merry Christmas effect! Look for lights that are battery-powered and waterproof, so you can use them indoors or outdoors. Measure the chair to figure out how much cord you will need, then wrap the lights around the chair and plug them into a nearby outlet. Make sure to secure any loose wires with tape or zip ties.

For a festive finishing touch, add a bow to the top of the chair. Wrapping a chair for Christmas is an excellent way to surprise and delight family or friends during this special time of year. Follow these tips to get started on making your own unique present that provides comfort and luxury along with festive cheer.

Add Lights to Your Wrapped Chair

With these easy steps, you can make your own Christmas-wrapped chair for a festive holiday decoration! Enjoy your unique and creative chair, and have a great Christmas season.


Even if you don’t plan on giving your chairs away as presents this holiday season, it’s still important to know how to wrap a chair for christmas! After all, you never know when you might need to spruce up your furniture for a party or event. With these easy instructions, you’ll be able to quickly and easily wrap any chair in no time. So get out there and start wrapping!

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Adrian Green

Adrian is a woodworking hobbyist and has loved Woodworking since he was 10 years old. Back then in childhood, his father used to have a furniture shop. He used to help his dad and learned a lot from him about how to fix woodworking furniture, basic carpentry knowledge and also about how to work hard and take care of business. He enjoys woodworking as a hobby. He loves the feeling of creating something with his own hands, and the satisfaction that comes from seeing his finished products used by others.

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