Need some gift wrapping ideas? Perhaps plain white or brown paper will do at certain times, but come Christmastime, we need to make sure our gift wrapping matches the spirit of the season. Forget plain and boring or even simple. Try getting creative with these fun and easy but also fabulous gift wrapping ideas. Complete with easy to follow tutorials, you can’t go wrong with any of them. Choose a few you fancy and get busy wrapping. What fun!So don’t ever buy a gift wrap at all because simply put I never like the selection of papers that I ‘ve seen in the market and the ones that struck a chord with me were not in my budget. I don’t know what took me so long to make my own. A little inspiration from my creative friends and I finally gave in. And now I plan to whip up a whole stock of them with different colors and abstract shapes so that the next time I am not short of making my presents special and I will make a stack of pom poms to use as bows, so cute!
DIY Gift Wrapping Ideas
1. Boho Style Gift Wrapping
My daughter picked out some fun boho style accessories for her friend’s birthday gift, and I was immediately inspired to do a fun gift-wrapping project. “I’ll wrap the present,” my daughter said, “No! I have and IDEA!” I replied, and totally took over the task. I used mixed materials, a variety of textures, and soft, natural colors seemed perfect for this project. I used only items that I already had in my extensive selection of craft supplies, which included leather, lace, feathers, and flowers… All very Rock and Roll Boho chic. He friend went crazy and loved the gift.
2. Gold Tipped Paper Feathers
My paper feathers are an oldie but a goodie and for the first time, our poster is sharing the SVG file for this design so that you can print and cut them at home on your cutting machine – hooray! It’s a simple design which is brought to life by scoring the center line and adding the gold leaf tips – aren’t they gorgeous? We discovered this gold leaf pen recently and have been adding a little glam to anything we can get our hands on ever since. It’s super-simple to use, especially on paper projects like this and is the perfect way to dress up your DIY.
3. Easy Colorful Gift Wrap
I would never buy a gift wrap at all because simply put I never like the selection of papers that I ‘ve seen in the market and the ones that struck a chord with me were not in my budget. I don’t know what took me so long to make my own. A little inspiration from my creative friends and I finally gave in. And now I plan to whip up a whole stock of them with different colors and abstract shapes so that the next time I am not short of making my presents special and I will make a stack of pom poms to use as bows, so cute!
4. Brushstroke Gift Wrap
I love simple gift wrap, and I love a simple craft paper gift wrap — but i wanted to give you four simple DIY ideas to spruce up your plain wrapping paper. these are all so incredibly easy and will make your presents so special, so i personally think it’s worth the extra 2 minutes during wrapping crunch time. (especially if you turn on scrooged or love actually or home alone or die hard while you do it) i did all of these on individually wrapped gifts, but you can save yourself time by doing the whole roll at once.
5. Woven Gift Wrap
The kids needed something to do on their snow day and I noticed that the woven gift topper I saw last year was doing the rounds again on Pinterest so I thought I would make an updated pastel version (pastels seem to be the new neon at the moment. I bought some quilling strips (0.5cm) to use this time which reduces the labor by about half. This project looks amazing and will keep the kids busy for hours.
6. Gift Wrapping With herbs And Doilies
I spend way more time tending my garden than I do on my DIY crafts, so it seemed like a fantastic idea to merge the two. I’m not a big gift wrapping fan, but I had lots of brown paper, doilies, and herbs from my garden. so I amalgamated those elements in one fabulous DIY gift wrap project and they looked and smelled fabulous. This DIY herb wrap idea is perfect for housewarming and kitchen gifts, but you can easily use holly or Christmas tree cuttings for a holiday twist.
7. Pom Pom & Garland Gift Wrapping
I love DIY gift wrap, but I was running on empty with creative ideas. I had a lot of gifts to wrap over the holidays and I had some plain white paper, construction paper, scissors, and some bored kids. Saw this on Pinterest and, problem solved. To make the DIY garland presents start with a neutral base color and cut small triangles from colorful paper. String the triangles along a length of yarn with hot glue and wrap around the presents. I also had a cheap package of small pom poms that the younger ones could use with safe glue. Make a large version of the banner to hang on the wall, or the closest friend for an instant party look.
8. Creative Gift Wrapping With Scotch Tape
Need a quick DIY gift idea with a printable download? With a little help from Scotch Tape and their large selection of supplies and a little DIY idea to boot, I’m ready and armed with what I need. Do you ever think about the tape you use? Perhaps you’ve only noticed what a big difference it makes when you’ve picked up some non-brand in a hurry and realized it doesn’t actually do its job for more than a few minutes? So many tapes don’t seem to work in harmony with textured gift wrap, especially not anything involving dreaded glitter! It’s a case of waking up on Christmas morning and all your presents are unwillingly unwrapped in a weird, slow-paced reveal, lead by that tape that refuses to do its job. Scotch Tape has a variety of tapes for different uses so you can be assured they actually do the job they’re meant to and to keep things jolly they’ve all been given elf characters for Christmas. Whether it’s multipurpose tape for wrapping odd shapes, crystal shine, invisible tape that seamlessly blends in with your wrap, strong double sided or decorative tape to jazz up your gift giving there’s something for everyone.
9. DIY Yarn Tassel
Out of ribbon?! No problem here with your DIY gift tassels. I recently ran out of ribbon on my last 10 gifts, I had plenty of old yarn from many sweaters and scarves Ive made over the years, so I made these quick DIY tassels and attached them to my gifts, they looked fabulous and everyone loved them.
10. Cozy Gift Bag From An Old Sweater
When I saw this amazing idea on Pinterest, it struck number one in my all time DIY gift wrap hall of fame. Old sweaters, yes old sweaters make the coolest gift bags. They look all warm and cozy, perfect for Christmas and so easy. To make these, start by cutting your sweater pieces. For each bag, cut two pieces (mine were 6×10 inches big each) and hem the top parts that will be the bag opening. Then, place the two sweater pieces together with the outside sides facing each other, and either sew the three sides that you didn’t hem together or glue them together using some hot glue. Then, turn the bags inside out, fill them with candy or whatever else you want to stuff them with, add some ribbon and whatever embellishments you are using (attach them to the ribbon using hot glue) and you are done!