Christmas is around the corner and so is the purchasing of gifts. Give your holiday gifts an extra special touch with easy DIY gift wrapping ideas. Christmas is the season for endless holiday gifts. Your friends, family and loved ones will surely adore these interesting gift wrapping ideas as much as the presents wrapped in them. Also, it is going to be a complete fun for you to make them. None of your Christmas gift wraps this year will look plain and simple.
It’s always a fun to give gifts which looks great! For the recipient, a gorgeous wrapping builds the anticipation of what is to come.
Use the below mentioned gift wrapping ideas to make someone’s Christmas a little more special and attract them with your creative skills.
GIFT WRAPPING IDEAS TO TRY THIS CHRISTMAS
Paper Straw Stars:
Add a little extra style and pizzazz on your gift wrap. One of those craft which always works. If you are bored and tired of the same old boring ribbon, this star fashioned from candy cone colored paper straws will be the crowning glory of your gift. To make this wrapping idea you just need string and a straw and some folding skills without any glue or tape. The straw will look amazing atop any package. You can also hang it on the Christmas tree. For making it you will need: Brown Craft Paper, Baker’s String. 5 Paper Straws, each cut in Half.
HOW TO DO:
Wrap your present in brown craft paper and set it aside and make your star. Take 5 equal size straw halves and string them one after the other onto a long piece of baker’s string. Tie the two ends of the string snuggly which will make you leave with a pentagon of straws on string.
TO FOLD: Twist the circle while folding it in half so you end up with 2 triangles, then fold the triangles towards each other and tuck the top point of bottom triangle underneath the straight bottom edge of triangle above it. To scoot the straws into the right spot, you might need to move them around a bit for a symmetrical star but if you have folded it correctly, it should snug enough to stay in place. Tie your star to the package with baker’s string. You can tie it around with a single string or add some extra fun by running a piece of string through each of the straw lines of the star.
Pine Tree gift wrapping ideas
The clever wrapping idea is a great fun to make, especially for those who like carving. In need of last minute decorating ideas, this quick black tree garland will become the life savior. The best thing is that it is not a Christmas specific so you can use it all year long. You will need: Paper Card Stock, Scissors, Sewing Machine, 2 inch Rubber Eraser, Black Ink Stamp Pad.
HOW TO DO:
Take a paper card stock and cut of lots of black trees with the help of a scissor, 2 inches tall. Use a sewing machine to string them by sewing down the center of each tree. You can use a white thread to make the stitching noticeable but sewing with a black thread will give you the effect of floating trees which again would be a complete fun. Make coordinating wrapping paper sketch the shape of a tree on a 2 inch rubber eraser. With a knife cut the outline of the tree and then the outside of the shape. Take a black stamp ink pad, print the paper.
Personalized Wrapping Paper:
Take a family photo, your favorite photo from a vacation or a special message and turn it into wrapping paper to create a personalized gift. Apart from this, you can also gift the wrapping paper. This DIY can be done with any type of picture. You can use photo shop or any other application to create a collage of your pictures and get the print out in black and white. It will give the look of a newspaper wrapping a bit but a little more personalized. Tie it with a red ribbon for a fun pop.
Glittery and Modern:
A modern touch takes on traditional holiday gift wrapping. To make this, you will need a silver pen, baker’s twine and glittery adhesive tape, craft paper, silver marker, gift tags, wood, paper.
HOW TO DO:
Use a glittery tape as a ribbon and create any pattern on your gift package. You can use any tag for a pretty and modern feel. Create your own wrapping paper design using a silver pen. Finally finish off with twine wrapped around the box 5 to 6 times and a tag. Decorate a wooden tag with wash tape and silver marker to create something festive. Finish off the package with some velvet ribbon.
Rudolph Gift Wrap:
With this easy craft idea create your own fleet of reindeer this Christmas season. You can type your text to cut out, make shapes.
Dark Brown Card Stock, Red Card Stock, Cricut White Vinyl, Black Card Stock, Red Ribbon, Jingle Bells, Hot Glue, Tape, and a Reindeer Wrapping Project File.
The Reindeer gift wrapping is best suited to tall and skinny rectangular boxes. Adjust the size to fit the box after opening the file. Cut the antlers, eyelashes and nose from the paper. The white oval will be cut out from white vinyl. For assembling, near the top of the box, put on the antlers first then eyelashes and then the nose. Lastly, wrap the ribbon around the box twice to form an X and tie it off on the front. Using a hot glue stick the Jingle Bell to the center of the X. Peel the vinyl oval and place the sticker near the bottom of the box so that oval part bend down over the side of the box.
Holly is a classic Christmas and makes any package more festive. To create the DIY wrap you will need: Brown Craft Wrapping Paper, Red and Green Card Stocks, Gold Cord, Gold Glitter Paper, Hot Glue, Holly Image.
HOW TO DO: To make a monogram, use the Standard font at about 3 to 4 inches depending on the size of your gift box. Use glitter paper for this cut. Slightly bend the corners of the holly leaf which will give you a dimensional little leaf to put your holly berries with. Hot glue couple of leaves, pine sprig and few berries. Wrap your box a few times with a gold cord and tie it off, tuck a few sprigs of holly under the ribbon. If you love variations on the theme, then you can use the reindeer photo prop antlers and shrink them to fit on a box by themselves with a few sprigs of holly thrown in. Keeping all together under the tree, they will make a wonderful collection with each one being a treasure to be received.
Your recipient will love how a few pieces of white card stock and black ribbon has transformed the gift package into something so creatively jolly. Using hot glue or a tape for assembling, you can finish it off in few minutes and for a variation on the Santa theme; band your red wrapped box with a black ribbon with only a buckle on the front. You will need: Red Wrapping Paper, White Card Stock, Wide Black Ribbon, Gold Glitter Paper and a Santa Gift Wrap File.
HOW TO DO: To make the Santa gift wrap template work for your gift box, measure the width of the box because gift wrap and package will not be of same size or shape. Open the Santa gift wrap file and enlarge the graphics on the page at the same time to the box’s width. Cut. Once done, wrap a band of black ribbon around the middle of the box adhering it on the back. Glue the buckle to the front in the middle of the ribbon. Add a white beard and white cut off of Santa’s coat to the box.
Fast and Free can never be better than this. Use your tree clippings, pine cones and other pieces of fresh greenery to decorate your gift packs. Brown paper packages tied with a string. You will need: Craft Postal Wrapping Paper, Striped Twine, Silver Jingle Bells, Craft Gift Tags, Merry Christmas Stamp, Santa Stamp, Thick Black Thread, Black Ink Pad and Greenery.
HOW TO DO:
Wrap the gift in a postal paper, tie the twine in the middle, attach a jingle bell and slip a single branch of evergreen greenery underneath if there is a space. For gift tags: stick your Christmas stamps on the gift tags and attach them to the twine with a thick black string or slip them underneath for small packages and you are good to go.
Wrap the present and decorate one end with a couple of strips of ribbon and affix to paper using glue. In a scattered formation, hot glue some handful of mismatched buttons, brads or beads on top of the present. From a brown card, cut a small rectangle, top it up with a small piece of lace and glue it. Add a Santa hat. Make a hole on top, thread it with a string and hook a button to attach.
Layer upon Layer:
Plain wrap your present or with a decorative paper, add a thin strip of contrasting paper around the center. Edge thinner paper strips with a lace and secure everything with a double sided tape. Stick a decorative flower on the ribbon and tie on another décor with Glue. From a brown card or a luggage tag, cut a small rectangle. Decorate with a snowflake topper or sequins and attach with a wooden peg.
Lace and Letters:
For this décor idea, pick a plain brown or a recycled paper for vintage look. Tie it up with a lace which will be trim tied in a bow. Take a ribbon to tie around and slide an antique heart decoration and a few ivy leaves through it. Use a mini luggage tag or cut one from the card and team it up with a mini wooden letter tag in the recipient’s initial. With a thin matching string, thread it.
DIY Word Search:
Create your own special message on the gift wrap and send greetings and wishes in a special way in which no labels are needed. Every Single Letter of the free PDF in this can be edited. To make this gift wrap you will need: Regular Printer Paper of 8.5 inches * 11 inches or 12 inches * 12 inches, Ribbon, Boxes, Tissues, Twine, Scissors and Sharpies.
HOW TO DO: Personalize your word search puzzle on Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat and take a print out and highlight your custom words. Wrap your gift carefully with it. If you are going to wrap a gift, you only need to use a regular printer paper. Make sure the size of your box and where you want your words to be seen are accurate when designing the printout.