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Roundup: 10 Gift Wrapping Ideas and Tutorials

by on Dec 11, 2013

By the time we’re done with our holiday shopping, it’s understandable that we’re tempted to slap some wrapping paper around the presents, stick on a bow and tag and call it done, but, really, the wrapping part is a great time to let our creative side run amok. To help us think outside of the box (pun intended), here are some darling and easy gift-wrapping ideas that’ll make our gifts stand out from the crowd. 

A simple string of pom-pom trim makes this gift.

A gift covered in white cloth and a red ribbon with fuzzy red balls and a noel tag slipped under the ribbon.Pinterest

Skip the bow and make this 3D Christmas tree. HGTV tells us how. (Image #10 in the slideshow.)

"A Beautiful and simple Christmas tree with Gift Wrapper"HGTV

Washi tape for ribbon? Absolutely.

A present is wrapped in brown kraft paper with washi tape on it instead of ribbon.Create Craft Love

There’s a lot of coordination going on here, but the element that caught my eye was the layering of the ribbon and string. 

A Christmas present has been wrapped with twine over the ribbon and a large gift tag.Most Wanted Layering, again, but this time with corrugated paper. (Love the texture it brings.) Make sure to check the link for more images of nature-inspired gift-wrapping. 

Small brown gift box with a decorative bow on top.Le Pamplemousse Rouge

A bit of twine, ribbon, yarn, seasonal sprigs and the morning paper and w’ere all set. (Hooray for recycling.) 

Different presents wrapped with newspapers and decorative bows.Eden Rose

Decorative string and sealing wax. (Never would have thought of this in a million years.) To go the extra mile, how about making our own wax seals?

Gift boxes wrapped with tread and sealed with crayon drops.Liebesbotschaft

Another white paper option, but this time tarted up with stickers. 

"Things ready for Gift Wrapping"Heart Handmade

Photo-copied sheet music is the perfect foundation for a jingle bell bow.

A present has been wrapped in sheet music and tied with a gold ribbon that has jingle bells attached to it.Country Living

I like finding new ways to make my stamps and paper-shaping machine do double duty. If you’re the same, then you’ll love this idea using a brown paper bag and jute bow. 

A wrapped present is stamped with the receiver's name in large black letters.DIY Weddings Mag

Looking for more seasonal DIY projects and ideas?Frosted sugar plums growing on a branch outside.

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