Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

The art of giving isn’t just about finding the perfect present for your loved ones. The way it’s wrapped makes it even more special. So grab a few supplies and head to the club room, or invite a few of your friends and neighbors over for a present wrapping party in your apartment- we’ve got some creative gift wrapping ideas that you won’t want to miss!

Top It Off

Natural objects—like pinecones or sprigs of holly—tied to any wrapped package make elegant accents. For a more whimsical touch, tie a holiday cookie cutter to the ribbon. You can also make a monogrammed gift topper using colored pipe cleaner, or use an embellished ponytail holder to secure the top of a decorative sack that contains bubble bath, hair care products or other beauty essentials for a young girl. The lucky recipient gets two presents in one.

Natural Elements Gift Wrap by Craftberry Bush

Natural Elements Gift Wrap by Craftberry Bush

No Peeking

Transform a plain white box with patterned packing tape and voila! You’ve got a simple, chic present that is peek-proof. For something a little extra, add ribbon.

Wrapping idea with washi tapes and ribbons from Leslie Shewring

Wrapping idea with washi tapes and ribbons from Leslie Shewring

 

Sweater Surprise

Repurpose last season’s cable knit sweater by using it to wrap presents. For larger presents, use an adult-sized sweater to make a reusable package. Here’s how:

  • Cut sleeves off.
  • Separate front and back of sweater
  • Use hot glue to attach each piece of sweater to canvas frames (found at most craft stores).
  • Place your gift in one frame then set the other frame on top.
  • Tie a festive ribbon both horizontally and vertically around the frames to secure the package.

Be sure to save the sleeves of the sweater. A few stitches and some hot glue to secure the bottom of the sleeve can be used to wrap wine bottles or small presents about the size of a Kleenex box.

Sweater Gifts by two twenty one

Sweater Gifts by two twenty one

Bling it On

The holidays aren’t complete without a little sparkle. Wrap boxes in kraft paper, then embellish them using self-adhesive rhinestones, a glittered doily and metallic ribbon.

Glitter Gift Wrap by C.R.A.F.T.

Glitter Gift Wrap by C.R.A.F.T.

Chalkboard Packaging

With a little black kraft paper and a few white paint markers, this packaging option is unique, simple, and easily personalized.

Chalkboard packaging by Going Home to Roost

Chalkboard packaging by Going Home to Roost

 

Throwback Vibes

Replacing a standard bow with vintage photos as gift toppers adds a personal touch and antique vibe to these gifts.

Vintage Photo Gift Topper by Design Sponge

Vintage Photo Gift Topper by Design Sponge



Do you have any other creative gift wrapping ideas? Tell us how by commenting below.

Amy Johnson

is UDR’s budding social media guru, and has been instrumental in constructing the brand’s content strategy. After graduating from University of Colorado- Boulder, she started working for UDR as a marketing intern. When she isn’t perusing the web for the perfect pins and Facebook posts, she can be found hiking somewhere with her dog Rory.

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