I put a lot of thought and effort into making a gift. I like to find a creative way to present it, too. (“Present” it? Get it? Ha!) These fun Christmas wrap ideas can be adapted to use for any occasion, but they are especially fun for the winter holidays. Make use of non-traditional wrapping materials or use what you already have in your closet in a whole new way.
These Christmas lights from Burlap + Blue will never burn out! Start with Kraft paper and a Sharpie to draw the “cord” and “sockets”, then dip your fingers (or a nearby child’s) into craft paint and place your Fingerprint Holiday Lights along the string!
Metallic gold pens are festive and so much fun! Black and Gold Wrap looks elegant and is a nice change from traditional holiday colors. This idea from Lil Boo Blue has year-round potential!
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For those odd-shaped items that are hard to wrap, gift bags are perfect – but they can be so expensive! Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body shows you How to Make Gift Bags from ordinary wrapping paper at a fraction of the cost of purchased bags! Her video instructions are very easy to follow.
Untie the ribbon to reveal the gift inside these Paper Pyramid Boxes in a “ta-da” moment! This is such a cute idea from Lines Across – great for leaving a little something on a desk or nightstand or for dangling gifts from your Christmas tree!
Buy a bunch of plain brown lunch sacks and turn them into happy Reindeer Gift Bags! The hardest part of Mommy Peach’s thrifty idea is cutting out the paper reindeer antlers. But you can layer the paper and cut several at a time. You may be tempted to pack a lunch!
Such a clever use for recycled shirt cuffs! Muslin & Merlot couldn’t make this any easier – the buttons and buttonholes are already in place on these Shirt Cuff Gift Card Holders. So dress up your gift cards or other small trinkets in button-down style!
There are lots of projects for repurposing old sweaters, but most of them use just the larger front and back pieces. Organized 31 puts the sleeves to work, too, in these Sweater Sleeve Gift Bags. She shares a clever way of making the naturally floppy bags stand up.
I love this idea from Skip to My Lou! If you can get your kids to sit still long enough, their painted footprints can become Footprint Reindeer Wrap to adorn Christmas packages! I once did this with preschoolers, and they had so much fun! A word of advice: have a bucket of soapy water ready unless you want footprints everywhere!
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