24 Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas
Find 24 creative ideas to make your wrapping as special as the gift itself.
Elegantly wrapped gifts can call for little more than striking paper and beautiful ribbon (and perhaps some handsome young men to carry them).
With the help of your computer and a printer, your gift paper can do all the talking.
Natural objects―like pieces of coral or a sand dollar―make wonderful accents.
Scissor out illustrations from old greeting cards and paste to plain stock paper for creative garnishes.
Velvet ribbon looks luxurious on plain white paper.
Tie on a new kind of bow: bow-tie pasta, cinched with simple string.
Think outside of the (gift) box when it comes to wrapping. Paper of any kind―wallpaper, old maps, Sunday comics―will do.
In a hurry? Decorative gift boxes require no wrapping.
Secure a gift with an embellished ponytail holder a lucky little girl can use when the party is over.
White boxes plus colored tape equals instant wrapping.
Bright construction paper becomes an offbeat ribbon with the help of a hole punch and some double-sided tape.
Craft-store project: Personalize wooden tags with stick-on letters.
Even paint chips can make imaginative (and inexpensive) gift tags.
A gorgeous fresh flower attached with double-sided tape and a satin ribbon adds a feminine touch.
A simple band of paper adds color, while a ribbon in a similar tone ties it all together.
What’s more fun than a present tied with a jump rope?
Short on paper? Reuse colorful plastic bags. Triple-bag the gift, knot together the handles, then cut the tops of the loops and fan out the pieces.
Enlarge a calendar page on a copier to cleverly wrap the gift―and note the special day.
Wrap a bottle of wine in a pretty dish towel for a two-in-one hostess gift.
Circular boxes are great for odd-shaped presents like stuffed animals, bags, and dishware.
Give extra with packaging that doubles as gifts, like pretty boxes that can be repurposed as desk organizers.
Ask each guest at a holiday wrapping party to bring one roll of paper so the group has a variety to work with.
Make your own holiday gift tags with playful stamps and colored ink.
Last year’s holiday card can even become this year’s gift tag with a bit of judicious pruning.