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!
As the time comes to wrap up Christmas gifts this season, why not try something different? Skip the ribbons and string this year and opt for 3D paper bows instead! They're unique, customizable and reusable...not to mention recyclable. There are at least THREE different techniques for making paper bows at home, and they're all very easy to complete with or without templates. Mix and match paper patterns and colors, and prepare to up your gift wrap game!
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!
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!
Father's Day is right around the corner. Whether you're making his gift, or picking it up at the store, add a personal touch with one of these fun printable cards & tags! Dad will surely appreciate it this year!
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!
Are you ever in a pinch for gift wrap? A sack? A box? Don't freak out if you ever need to wrap a present on short notice again. Folding a box from paper creates a unique and lovely way to gift to friends and loved ones!
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!
Let the wrapping begin! If you've been stuck when it comes to decorating the presents, look no further. We've rounded up ten projects and techniques to help you make the prettiest gifts this year. Your loved ones won't want to open them!
'Tis the season to wrap, wrap, wrap! We've rounded up five free printables for all your packaging needs during the holidays!
See this gift? See how it's all pretty and shiny? Would you believe me if I told you it was made from... trash?! That's right! You won't believe what this package is wrapped in!
My name is Capree and I am a wrapping paper hoarder. (Phew! It feels good to get that off my chest!) I have an entire closet full of wrapping paper and several drawers of a giant, Mid-Century dresser are dedicated to all manner of colorful ribbon. It's... a problem. Fortunately, there is a simple, budget-friendly solution that I can't wait to implement!
Yesterday, I shared a few of my favorite DIY gift wrap ideas. Well, you can't leave those gifts undressed and naked! Here are 35 gift tag and gift topper ideas that are sure to offer the perfect finishing touch to your holiday gifts this year. Enjoy!
1. Fabric Poppy Gift Topper
2. Pyramid Box with Tissue Paper Pom Pom
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!
3. Celery Stamp Gift Wrap
6. Fringe Gift Wrap
11. Fabric Scrap Bows
13. Gift Tag Stamp
14. Pencil Eraser Stamp Gift Wrap
16. Duct Tape Bow
25. Re-Purposed Kids' Art Gift Wrap
This free black and white gift wrap, while created for Halloween, could definitely be used year-round! On top of that, you can even print it out to use as a poster or wall art! That's a whole lot of awesome, people.
I know, I know. Rolling pins?? That sounds like a bunch of malarkey, but trust me when I tell you that this idea is genius!
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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Somehow, the closet in our guest room was bestowed the unique honor of being the gift wrap storage center. It's perfectly suitable for the job but, let's face it, my perpetually sliding stack of paper could use some help. And don't even get me started on the ribbons which, as a girl barely pushing 5'4", are annoyingly out-of-reach.
I know I'm not the only one with A) a wrapping paper hoarding problem and B) a wrapping paper storage...