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15 DIY Gift Wrap Ideas That Are as Good as the Gift Itself


Instead of buying fancy wrapping paper or that same ole boring snowflake-print stuff you've been using for years, why not show off your creativity and make your own pretty gift wrap? With the holidays just around the corner, those gifts are sure to be piling up! Let your inner Martha Stewart shine with these 15 DIY gift wrap ideas.

1. Twine and balsalm wrapping

This wrapping idea from Love That Party is easy enough for even the least crafty of us! 

2. Map wrap

Follow Midwest Living's lead and wrap with old maps. For the uninitiated, a map is like a paper GPS. 

3. Initial tags

Instead of buying expensive cards, label your gifts with these In My Own Style initial tags. 

4. Washi wrap

Washi tape is so fun—it comes in all different colors and prints and can be used for so many different things! You can even use it to jazz up your gift wrap, like Fox & Star did with this adorable floral washi tape.

5. Polka dot spots

Make sweet polka dot paper in any color you can think of, using this tutorial from The House That Lars Built

Related: 32 Scrumptious Holiday Cookie Recipes

6. Paper flowers

Adorn your packages with pretty pink peonies. These Frog Prince Paperie paper flowers look so fancy. But don't worry—there's a template!

7. Paper cut flowers

Turn your package into a work of art with these flowery cut-outs from Giochi di Carta.

8. Yarn tassels

Any classically chic girl loves a good tassel. That's why we can't wait to tie these yarn cuties from The Casual Craftlete around all our holiday gifts.

9. Mini pennants

Forgo the gift tags for these mini pennants from Sköna Hem

10. Holiday lights

You're never too old to do a little finger painting. Especially if the end result is this Burlap & Blue holiday lights gift wrap design!

Related: 11 Unexpected Ways to Decorate Your Dorm With Holiday Lights

11. Felt garland

Art Bar Blog shows you how to make mini felt garlands to wrap around your gifts—so festive! 

12. Confetti dipped presents

Confetti and presents make the perfect pair. Learn how to "dip" your gift boxes in confetti with StyleCaster's help.

13. Chalkboard paper

Going Home to Roost just gave us the easiest wrapping idea ever. Black craft paper + white chalk marker = genius!

14. Leftover wrapping paper bows

Reduce, reuse and recycle…your old wrapping paper by turning it into adorable bows with this 100 Layer Cake tutorial.

15. Emoji gift wrap

Show your friends exactly how you feel with this Studio DIY emoji gift wrap. 

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