Take any stress out of wrapping gifts this year and make it easy and fun again with these DIY gift wrapping ideas and hacks that will blow your mind!
Wrapping paper tricks can be handy during the holiday season. ‘Tis the season to be wrapping… and wrapping… and wrapping, after all.
If you tend to give lots of gifts, wrapping them all can be time-consuming. And let’s face it, some of us just aren’t very talented at making ribbons or getting perfectly formed corners on our boxes.
These hacks and tips will help you get the wrapping done faster (and prettier) this holiday season. Grab your gifts, some tape, and a roll of wrapping paper, and let’s get cracking!
Best Gift Wrapping Paper Tricks
First, watch this super quick video on gift wrapping. Seriously, it’s so easy that she wraps two gifts in about 20 seconds!
It is super easy to transform a toilet paper tube into a gift tube – these are perfect for little lunchbox gifts AND as silly stocking stuffers! Cut your wrapping paper to fit the tube, add embellishments and fill with a fun surprise!
Make A Pretty Tulle Bow
Not the best at making bows? Tulle is so much easier to work with, and it’s cheaper, too! Check out these beautiful tulle ribbons.
Need A Ribbon Alternative?
Another alternative to a bow is this cute Santa’s belt. It works well on any red wrapping paper… even with a pattern! And it couldn’t be easier to make – all you do is cut it out of gold card stock!
Use Craft Paper
Instead of spending money on lots of different colors of wrapping paper, try craft paper. You can decorate any way you’d like, and it always looks elegant (and unique!).
All Festive, No Fuss Kind Of Wrapping
Or, just add some washi tape for a pop of color without fussing with ribbons. Easy peasy crafts are my favorite gift wrapping ideas!
Simple and Elegant Gift Wrap
A gold Sharpie plus black wrapping paper equals a beautifully wrapped gift for any occasion. The twine is optional but fun!
Need A Quick Gift Wrap?
Fabric wrap pulls double duty as a wrap and an extra gift for the recipient. Simply tie the fabric around the gift- no string, tape, ribbon, or bows involved.
This gift wrapping hack is also REALLY easy to do.
Make A Tissue Paper Pom
Learn how to make this gift wrapping hack: tissue paper toppers. You’ll never have to make a bow again! Based on how amazing they look, you won’t believe how quick and easy they are to make.
Bonus: They also make pretty party decor!
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Reuse old Pringles cans to gift cookies to friends and neighbors during the holidays. It’s easy and the perfect size to hold those delicious goodies!
Also, read this amazing post on how to repurpose Pringles cans for crafts and to know how to create a gift wrap stand.
Turn Gift Wrap Into Gift Bag
Forgot to buy a gift bag? You’ll never buy them again when you see this trick for turning any wrapping paper into a gift bag that’s perfectly sized for oddly shaped items.
Get The Kids Busy And DIY Your Own Wrapping Paper
Get the kids involved with gift wrapping for friends and other relatives. Kid-made gift wrap is the BEST. So fun, colorful, and unique!
Personalized Letter & Number Gift Tags
Instead of gift tags, try a monogram made out of chipboard letters instead. The recipient can use it as an ornament! This is so creative – and quick to do as it’s ready in less than a minute.
Personally, I may try this with some of the kiddo’s old magnetic letters rather than buying chipboard letters.
Add A Natural Touch To Your Gift
Add greenery from your own trees and plants instead of a ribbon. It’s beautiful and free – my favorite when it comes to gift wrapping ideas!
Upcycle Gift Wrapping This Christmas!
Have an old flannel blanket or set of pajamas that you no longer need? Tear it into strips and use it as ribbon.
You don’t even have to tie a super neat bow because it’s a delightfully rustic look.
Fun Trick To Hide Your Tape
Feel like you waste way too much tape? Or, do you dislike those tape lines as much as we do? Double-sided tape solves that problem.
Bon Bon Wrapping Style
If you’re just one of those people who’s totally hopeless at wrapping, try the “candy” wrapping method. It doesn’t have to be neat, but it still looks super cute.
This Is Perfect For Small Item Gifts
Toilet paper rolls can easily be converted to pillow boxes. Isn’t that handy a handy gift wrapping idea?
How To Manage The Mess Of Christmas Unwrapping
If you often have ugly trash bags in your Christmas photos, you’ll love this tip. Cover a large box with pretty wrapping paper to put all the trash in!
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Bonus Tip: If you plan on giving cash instead, here are loads of creative money gift ideas to try.
I hope you’ve found some creative gift wrapping ideas on this list to add some variety and flair to your gift wrapping – while also maybe making it easier!
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