Roundup: 30+ Inspiring and Festive DIY Gift Wrap Ideas

by Capree K

Roundup: 30+ Inspiring and Festive DIY Gift Wrap Ideas

If store-bought wrapping paper just isn't doing it for you this year, here are over 30 DIY gift wrap ideas to inspire and delight! Happy crafting!     

1. Polka Dot Gift Wrap

2. Studded Gift Wrap

3. Celery Stamp Gift Wrap

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4. Re-purposed Sweater Gift Wrap

5. Stitched Gift Wrap

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6. Fringe Gift Wrap

7. Hand-Lettered Gift Box

8. Scrap Wallpaper Gift Bags

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9. Hand-Painted and Stamped Gift Wrap

10. Tinsel Bow...

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How To: Make a Woven Gift-Wrap Topper

by DIY Maven

Woven gift topper

A beautiful and deceptively simple way to make your holiday gifts stand out in a crowd is by dressing them up with a woven topper. The one pictured above gives the recycled newsprint under it new life. Christmas or Hanukkah colors would be my pick for this time of year, but Roy G. Biv looks cool too. (I guess that would be Roy G. Bv in this case.) For complete instructions do the click here to visit Minieco. 

Looking for more seasonal...

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How to: Easy Hand-Drawn Gift Wrap!

by Capree K

How to: Easy Hand-Drawn Gift Wrap!

While brown paper packages tied up with string are classic and timeless, we love this modernized, hand-crafted approach!   

Kate Lilley of Mini-Eco created these stunning and simple gift wrap designs using silver pens and, well, her imagination!  The metallic ink and brown paper combo keeps things looking classy, while the faceted designs keep everything up-to-the-minute fresh.  Check out more over on Mini-Eco!

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Curbly Roundup: Gift Wrap & Tags

by DIY Maven

Curbly Roundup: Gift Wrap & Tags

When prepping for this roundup, Iimagined I'd find hundreds if not thousands of gift wrap and gift tag ideas. I was right. Picking just a sample of all that I found proved to be overwhelming. But, I turned on my internal editor and got to work. My criteria for including the ones I have? Something about the images had to make me pause as I clicked through. A clever use of materials, something I hadn't seen before or just the sheer loveliness...

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How To: Print Your Own DIY Wrapping Paper

by Chris Gardner

How To: Print Your Own DIY Wrapping Paper

This year, I'm all over making my own wrapping paper. I've made bold, graphic paper using type, drawn a subtle handmade snowflake design, and adorned plain paper with DIY stamps, but I wanted to do a full-on printed pattern over an entire sheet.   I do know how to screen print, but it's a lot of work for a couple sheets, so I turned to another classic printmaking technique: a carved linoleum block. A contemporary update to woodblock printing...

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How To: Super Easy Mod, Hand Drawn Snowflake Gift Wrap

by Chris Gardner

How To: Super Easy Mod, Hand Drawn Snowflake Gift Wrap

I love the idea of hand drawn wrapping paper. Each little gift, with a different motif designed especially for the recipient , all lovingly created by hand...

Of course, I can't really draw. And I certainly can't draw well enough to risk just creating original artwork directly on a wrapped package. So, I came up with this very easy handmade gift wrap idea that even those of us without the skills can whip up in under ten minutes.  The...

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What to Do with Your Post-Holiday Waste and Wrapping Paper.

by Chris Gardner

What to Do with Your Post-Holiday Waste and Wrapping Paper.

Christmas on a Friday means lots of things - four day weekends for many 9-5ers, a few days after New Years before the kids head back to school...and that you have to hang onto your wrapping paper and waste until at least Monday when the sanitation department people get back to work. But, of course, you'd never just lug it to the curb and send if off to landfill land.

But what should you do with it?

Here's two tips from Inhabitat:

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Alternative Gift Wrap: Thrift-Store Sewing Patterns.

by Chris Gardner

Alternative Gift Wrap: Thrift-Store Sewing Patterns.

Rikkianne from Chakra Pennywhistle has a fine idea, indeed: wrap your handmade gifts in a paper a bit more suitable to their contents - thrifted sewing patterns.

Don't worry - these aren't the vintage patterns featuring classic designs from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s... if your thrift store features those, you, my friend, are in luck and should buy them all up quickly.

Nope. In 2010, most shelves are graced with McCalls from the late 70s through...

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