You really don’t need special gift wrapping paper or ribbons to create beautiful and unique gift packages. Plain or recycled paper with a little creativity can go a long way!
Let’s explore some of my favorite gift wrapping hacks such as last minute gift bags, repurposed wrapping paper, creative gift toppers and lots more!
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1 . Instant gift bags from gift wrapping paper
Need a last minute gift bag? Re-use some gift wrapping paper or any kind of paper like this brown kraft paper and make your own in just minutes! Tutorial here.
Another super fast and easy way to make gift bags from any paper is to use a box as a guide as shown below. Here’s the tutorial!
2 & 3 . Strings and greens: easy and beautiful gift wrapping ideas
Simple very inexpensive brown kraft paper packages made so charming with a few conifer clippings, pepper mint twine, retro stamped letters, and paint splattered snowy pine cones. (Source: 2 | 3 )
4 & 5 . Trees and stars
Love these gift wrapping ideas: festive details made with simple objects such as paper straws, twigs, baker’s twine, and colorful strings and yarns.
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You may also love: 18 gorgeous DIY Christmas trees that are NOT trees!
6 & 7 . Creative wrapping paper made just for you
These are perfect gift wrapping ideas if you want to customize your gift packages. Got old books or potatoes? Make your gift wrapping paper extra special by cutting out or stamping names, phrases and pretty designs on white kraft paper or brown kraft paper . (Source: 6 | 7 )
8 . Magazine paper gift bows
Can you guess what these lovely gift bows are made of? (Source: 8 )
There is also a gorgeous … magazine paper … wreath you can make here: 30+ beautiful re-purposed wreaths
9 & 10 . Mini wreaths gift wrapping ideas
Cut out a cardboard ring and glue some evergreen clippings to make these darling mini wreaths. (Source: 9 | 10 )
11 & 12 . Christmas motifs Gift Wrapping Ideas
Say “Merry Christmas” in an artistic way! Make a Christmas tree using washi tape, or Christmas ornaments from card stock with patterns printed on them.(Source: 11 | 12 )
Gift Wrapping Ideas 13 & 14 . Tassels and buttons
These little buttons make it so much easier to tie a gift package! (Source: 13 | 14 )
Gift Wrapping Ideas 15 & 16 . Recycled Grocery bags and fabric scraps
During the holiday season, many grocery stores have extra pretty designs on their paper bags. You can also dress up plain paper with colorful scrap fabric garlands! (Source: 15 | 16 )
More festive ideas for you: 18 magical ways to use string lights to add more magic to your winter decorations!
Which gift wrapping ideas are your favorite? Have creating! =)