Wrap It Up! Handmade Gift Wrap

Posted by on Dec 02, 2014

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It's the holiday season, a time for gathering together and spreading love and joy. Spread the love and joy from gift giving into gift wrapping this year with handmade gift wrap ideas. Let the packaging mimic the style or theme of the gift and the personality of the gift receiver. This year, don't give into the generic gift wrap craze. Instead, make your own and break the tradition of trash cans spilling over with unwanted and impersonal packaging.

Lace bow wrapped antique books
Revamp the usual jewelry box by swapping it out with a thrifted book. By cutting out a rectangular shape in the pages with an X-Acto knife, you'll channel covert cool with a vintage vibe. This idea is the perfect combination of crafty and creative.

Doily print gift wrap
With craft paper and paper doilies, magic comes in package-wrapped form. Since doilies come in assorted shapes and sizes, using different doilies brings varied texture and visual appeal to any plain wrapping paper. Now, grab that foam brush and the glitter paint of your choice and glitz up an gift instantly.

Boxes with handwritten gift wrap
It's all in the gift wrap this year with showing someone how you feel. Personalize each person's gift with a message just for him or her. Perfect for a gift of any size or value, this hand-lettered gift wrap calls for craft paper, twill tape and a lot of heart. This year, the gift wrap will not be thrown to the waste side.

Washi tape wrapped packages
The gift-giving fun does not have to stop at picking out a gift. Get creative with washi tape and create unique designs and patterns on a blank sheet of printer paper. It's that simple to achieve the ultimate personalized spin on gift wrap.

Calla lily wrapped gift boxes
Add a summery pop of color to any gift box with these beautiful paper calla lilies. Experiment with colors and patterns, since the possibilities are endless. All you need is a few supplies such as colored paper and a hole punch, and play around with the number and arrangement of the lilies for a unique crafty punch.

Felt wine bottle bags with rosettes
Indulge the wine lover in your life with not only their favorite chardonnay but a lovely felt bottle bag as well. Best part is that the bag is no sew. Now break out those shears, felt and some Stitch Witchery and make Merlot magic. This wine bag how-to also includes instructions for making rosette bag embellishments out of scrap fabric.

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  • by julyanne
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    Thanks for these ideas. DIY is so popular now..love this :))