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Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

Do you have stacks of old gift bags and several rolls of Christmas, birthday, or baby shower wrapping paper hidden in the corner of your closet? Or are you the kind of person who has to run to the store every time you need to wrap a gift?

Good or bad, I lean towards the former. On the one hand, it’s great because I always have gift bags or wrapping paper available when we need to give a gift. On the other hand, there’s way too much of it cluttering my space!

I’m not sure if I’d prefer the latter, though. It could mean making necessary trips to the store and most often paying full price.

Thankfully, there are some creative ways to wrap gifts by stocking only a minimum amount of supplies. Check out these cute gift wrapping ideas!


DIY Gift Bags

DIY Gift BagIf you have some extra time on your hands, Creative Orange will show you how to make your own Gift Bags from Newspaper!

Brown Paper Bag

If you have a simple brown paper bag, a hole punch, beveled scissors, and a cute bow, The Party Studio can show you how to wrap a gift for pennies!

Solid Paper

You can also save space by using solid paper to wrap gifts for every occasion. Just change the ribbon and bows like Alicia did when wrapping Christmas gifts.

Of course you can also use solid white paper like Style Me Pretty…

…or even black paper with embellishments to wrap Christmas gifts.

Non Traditional Gift Wrapping Ideas

Photos to cover a small gift. (Photo Credit: Cheryl McEwan)

Who knew sewing a pouch to wrap candy could be so fun.

And if that wasn’t enough to get you in the Christmas spirit, tomorrow we’ll focus on making beautiful, fun, creative bows and toppers for your gifts!

Until then, what are your favorite ways to wrap gifts?

  • Pam J. November 30, 2011, 6:52 pm

    I use wallpaper (from the ends of rolls and even the wallpaper sample books) to make gift bags– nice and sturdy, and comes in such a wide variety of colors and styles!