Don't you love the feeling when you wrap a present just right? All the corners fold in perfectly, the tape isn't wrinkled, and you successfully tie a bow without it being lopsided. It basically feels like a Christmas miracle. On the flip side, sometimes the gift you're trying to wrap is just too awkward or too weirdly shaped, and trying to wrap it turns into an existential crisis of tape and paper cuts. Sometimes it's best just to throw everything in a bag and call it a day. Here's how to make a gift bag out of wrapping paper, in three easy steps.
Sometimes I get sick of using the same old gift wrapping supplies every year - they just never seem to run out! So this year I decided to get a little creative with my Christmas gift wrap by using office supplies to decorate plain brown kraft paper packages. And it was surprisingly easy! Click through to see five different ways to wrap gifts using office supplies.
At this point in the month, you might be finished with the shopping and have moved on to the gift wrapping (which is actually my favorite part). Make your gift wrap stand out under the tree with these gift wrap ideas that will make the wrapping just as fun as the buying! Whether you want to DIY or just wrap up a fun wrapping paper, there's an idea to fit your style and aesthetic. From gift toppers to tags to paper patterns, these cute gift wrap ideas are as fun to wrap as they are to open!
2. Use paper straws to make custom star designs on top of your gift packages.
3. Dress up plain packaging with painted-on bows in any color!
4. Adding handmade felt garlands like these abstract green pieces will make any package pop.
5. Make your gift toppers part of the gift! Use gold bangles to create a gift topper.
6. Channel all of the Palm Springs vibes into your gift with this fun printable tropical gift wrap.
7. Use photos to create custom photo gift tags for each recipient! It's personal, and they can keep the photo as a memento, so it's more than just a tag.
8. Get festive with mini wreath gift toppers! Make the names become the ribbons on your wreath.
9. Use a Cricut or Silhouette cutting machine to draw patterns and create your own drawn wrapping paper for small gifts.
10. Forget paper! Use scraps of fabric (or even a nice dish towel) to wrap up your gifts this year.
11. Print out your own brush lettered gift tags for adding to the tops of your gifts!
12. Make a starry statement on your gifts with a simple homemade stars garland topper.
13. Use bright yellow wrapping paper and a few simple cut-outs to make fun emoji gift wrap!
14. Practice those calligraphy skills by hand-drawing wrapping paper and writing their names into the design!
15. Use simple stickers to create custom gift wrap that *shines.*
16. Download this cute Christmas patterned wrapping paper up jazz up small gifts!
No matter how you wrap your gifts, I'm sure they will be beautiful! I would say "it's what's on the inside that counts," but that doesn't really apply to gifts. It's the thought that counts, really!
Brown kraft paper is one of those materials that I always keep on hand because it's both cheap and versatile. It can be used for so many different things... including wrapping gifts. Today I'm sharing five creative ways to customize kraft paper to make your gifts look like they came straight from Pinterest. Click through to check them out.
1. Stamp It
For this first idea, you'll use paint to add a pattern to your kraft paper. Grab a sponge from the kitchen, cut it into a shape and dip it in a thin layer of acrylic craft paint to create your gift wrap. Be sure to dampen the sponge a bit for best results.
I also added a small paper pom pom to the top of this gift... check out the tutorial for it here.
2. Embellish It
For this one, use a hole punch to cut out polka dots from a few different pieces of colored paper. Then glue them randomly on to the kraft paper using a hot glue gun.
Tie with a piece of jute twine, and voila - a Pinterest-worthy gift!
3. Transform It
To wrap an awkwardly shaped item that's relatively flat, you can create a pouch with a sewing machine. Measure your item, add 1 inch to each measurement, and then mark it lightly on two layers of kraft paper. Sew three sides, then slip the item in and sew the fourth and final side.
Trim around the edges to make them even. Add a bow and a tag and you're finished!
4. Spray Paint It
Grab some washi tape and create a stripe pattern on your paper. Spray paint it whatever color you like, let it dry, then peel off the tape.
The diagonal gold stripes look quite glamorous here - you might also try other colors or patterns for a different look.
5. Personalize It
This is the easiest of them all - just pick up a set of metallic adhesive letters at the craft store and place one in the corner of your wrapped gift.
Add metallic baker's twine and a small evergreen branch to finish the look. There are so many other ways to wrap using kraft, these are just a few of my favorites. Head over here to see a roundup of others from around the web, and feel free to share your ideas in the comments section!
If you've started your holiday shopping already, then you're probably starting to think about wrapping your presents. So today we wanted to share ten super creative ways to use brown kraft paper to wrap gifts - it is inexpensive, trendy, and just begging for embellishments. Click through to check them out.
Still working on wrapping holiday gifts? Or maybe you aren't finished shopping yet? Today we have some gift wrapping ideas that are a little outside the box - literally and figuratively. We're sharing ten creative alternatives to basic, store-bought gift wrap... which will in turn save you some money, and be a little friendlier to the environment. Keep reading to check them out!
'Tis the season of gift giving and the perfect time to learn how to properly wrap a gift. With a little practice, you can forgo gift bags altogether, and learn to create perfect corners and tidy packages. And, we'll even show you the sweetest way to wrap a bottle of wine. Grab your tape and scissors, your favorite roll of wrapping paper, and a spool of ribbon - let's wrap.
If you're like me, now that the holidays are over you have leftover wrapping paper everywhere. Whether you have used paper that you'd like to reuse, or just scraps that you don't want to save until next year - there are plenty of alternative ways to reuse it. Read on for ten clever ideas.
I don't know about you guys, but for me Christmas is the time of year when my last-minute tendencies really come to the fore. It's always so busy during the holiday season that between my day job, blogging, client work and family gatherings, there's little to no time left to shop for gifts, let alone wrap them!
If you're anything like me, you'll know what it's like to scrounge around on Christmas Eve for the last remnants of wrapping paper you can find because you've left your gift wrapping to the last minute and the shops are no longer open. Thankfully, the internet always comes to my rescue with printable after free printable full of prettily patterned paper goodness - it's saved my gifts and my sanity time and time again. Click through to see my favourite printable finds!
It happens every year. I have 5 rolls of partially used Christmas wrapping paper that I'm not sure what to do with. I feel bad throwing it out, but I also don't really have the space to store it for a year. But it turns out there are lots of genius ways to repurpose it. Here are ten of my favorites.
Earlier this week, we shared some of our favorite printable gift tags for the holidays. But gifts need more than just tags! So, we've rounded up 30 awesome and totally free wrapping paper and gift box printables for you to enjoy. Happy gift giving!
It's time to ditch the store-bought bag! We've rounded up 40 unique and stylish gift wrap ideas that will bring your present-giving game up a notch -- without breaking the bank!
Now it's really crunch time. If you're like me, you still haven't quite finished wrapping all of your Christmas gifts. But there's no need to panic here people, because I have ten super creative gift wrapping ideas that are sure to knock your socks off. And you probably have many of the materials lying around the house already, right under your nose!