Today’s post is packed with what I call “use-what-you’ve-got-on-hand” gift wrapping ideas. You can make your own gift wrap with wall art, magazine pages, old maps, clothing patterns, newspaper, parchment paper, fabric, wall paper and other materials. Tie it with pretty ribbon, yarn, string or even Japanese tape (perhaps you hoard it like I do). Add a little embellishment for fun and a gift tag. Easy and unique!
Here are some creative ways I’ve dressed up packages using found objects:
1) Craft paper as gift wrap, Japanese tape and baker’s twine for ribbon, paper flower as bow (see paper flower tutorial here)
2) Recycled magazine page pillow box with wool yarn bow (download pillow box template here). I printed the template onto card stock and glued the magazine page to the back side of the template. Cut, score, fold and insert goodies, perfect size for a gift card!
3) Tissue paper for gift wrap (easy for a pet to tear into), photo for gift tag. You can use a tag punch on a photo or cut freestyle for a fun shape.
4) A paper snowflake embellishes a simple craft box, tied with jute string (this easy How-To is coming from Lia, so stay tuned!)
5) Wall paper sample as gift wrap with peel and stick felt letters for gift tag
6) An initial from a recycled book or magazine page for a gift tag, tied with wool yarn
7) Craft paper for gift wrap, a simple paper flower from a recycled magazine page for bow, secured with a button center and wool yarn (see paper flower tutorial here)
8) Recycled magazine page as gift wrap with a matching gift tag, punched out using a gift tag punch, secured with a mini clothes pin and wool yarn
9) Craft paper for gift wrap with several hues of wool yarn for a colorful effect, peel and stick felt letters spell out a seasonal word
We hope you are inspired to use the things you already own to wrap your holiday gifts this year. We’d love to see what you come up with, so send us a link.