Saturday, December 6, 2014

21 Cute & Creative DIY Holiday Gift-Wrapping Ideas

Thanks for stopping in! It's around that time that Brad and I are beginning to wrap up our Christmas shopping for the year (get it? wrap up? eh?), and seeing as I'm the more capable gift-wrapper of us two, I suppose it's also time to get focused on how to go about beautifying the presents for Christmastime. Today I've rounded up a few ideas for inspiration! Enjoy!

I am so in love with the prettily-wrapped presents of Simone Leblanc for Domaine Home, featuring natural elements such as pine sprigs, stamped pinecones, burlap, and twine artistically accented with glitter, gold thread, and shiny tinsel!

I have to admit that I'm sort of crazy for Kraft paper (if you don't believe me then check out my Etsy shop!), so of course I was super-excited when I discovered this roundup of 8 cute Kraft paper gift-wrapping techniques on Cosmo Cricket!

This confetti-filled wrapping idea from Mini-Eco is super fun and interactive, and definitely really, really awesome! You could easily customize your confetti shapes and colors to create a more festive look. Click on the image below for the full DIY!

If that seems like too much work (or too bountiful of a mess), but you'd still like to include some cute confetti in your gift wrapping, you may want to opt for these super-easy confetti-speckled gift tags instead, shared by Fiona of Craft Hunter on the Sweet Style Blog!

If you love patterns and are looking for a quick and easy DIY, then this free printable wrapping paper design from Fellow Fellow should be right up your alley! Not to mention that matching gift tag is hella cute!

For some really out-of-the-box inspiration (you really can't stop these puns!), be sure to check out these three cute and crafty handmade wrapping paper ideas at Love From Ginger!

For a unique textured paper and a delicate vintage look, use a doily as a stencil to paint on a frilly lace pattern like these gorgeous boxes by Natalie of Créme de la Craft!

The best part of wrapping a gift is topping it off! Luckily, this simple gift-topper from Creature Comforts is easily DIYed using clothespins, glitter, and anything Christmassy you may have on hand!

If you're a washi tape kind of person, then you may enjoy taping on your own unique ribbons like this idea from Meri Cherry!

While we're on the subject, this washi tape DIY, discovered on About the Nice Things, could easily be replicated with holiday-themed papers for a pretty Christmas quilt effect!

Furoshiki is the ancient Japanese art of creatively folding a square of fabric to functionally wrap an item. As complicated as that may sound, and as adorable as these pretty little tied-up packages are, Rachel of the Evermine Blog actually breaks it down so it's super-straightforward! Plus, the fabric is able to be used and reused for years to come.

If none of these wrapping ideas is well-suited for your needs, personalize your gift with the recipient's name, such as Laura Howard of Bugs and Fishes has done on the parcels below. I love the contrast of a pleasantly-patterned name on a solid-colored gift and vice versa!

If you've enjoyed these ideas but are still hungry for more, please refer to (and follow!) my Pinterest board: Perfect Packaging! How will you be wrapping your gifts this year? Thanks for reading, and happy holidays!

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  1. These are great gift wrapping ideas. I love it

  2. These are great! I love making a gift extra special with unique wrapping like this!

    1. Thanks, Vanessa! This year I'm wrapping everything in brown Kraft paper and decorating each one differently with ink & stamps - I can't wait!