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Wrap It Up: 18 Ways to Wrap a Gift This Christmas

By: Kathryn Wright, Editor of

Paper Bow Tutorial Don't wrap a meaningful Christmas gift in regular old paper this year. Instead, try out one of the options offered through Wrap It Up: 18 Ways to Wrap a Gift This Christmas. We want to show you how to use your crafting to create the perfect presentation right down to the tag. Make this a truly DIY Christmas with your own personal twists on traditional wrapping. Many of these projects even show you how to recycle Christmas cards and materials from previous holidays, saving you money and designing a gift package that's special to both the giver and the receiver.

Wrap It Up: 18 Ways to Wrap a Gift This Christmas
Table of Contents

  1. Boxes and Bags

  2. Custom Tags

  3. Gift Card Holders

  4. Christmas Bows

Boxes and Bags

Upcycled Gift BoxEnvelope Gift BagPeppermint Twist BoxFabric Gift Wrap

Wrapping paper can be such a pain, so we're recommending these less messy alternatives.

  1. Upcycled Gift Box - Love a design from a holiday card? Use it as your next pattern for wrapping paper.
  2. Envelope Gift Bag - Go green to find a new way to wrap a gift with a recyclable.
  3. Peppermint Twist Box - This pattern shows you how easy it is to create your own gift box.
  4. Fabric Gift Wrap - Materials like this can be used again and again.

Custom Tags

Christmas Clay Gift TagsBottle Cap Picture TreePrintable Gift TagsAnthro Penmanship Gift TagsVintage Inspired Christmas Card

You can use everything from old paper to printables to make memorable tags.

  1. Christmas Clay Gift Tags - Commemorate the holiday season with a gift tag your receiver can keep for a long time.
  2. Raggedy Ann and Andy Tags - Send holiday wishes with two childhood favorites.
  3. Printable Gift Tags - For computer savvy crafters looking to save time, these printables are fast and easy.
  4. Anthro Penmanship Gift Tags - This tutorial shows you how to make high end gift tags without the price tags
  5. Vintage Inspired Christmas Tags - These images are sure to warm the hearts of whoever receives them.

Gift Card Holders

Naughty or Nice Gift TagFelt Gift Card HoldersJingle Bell Gift Card HolderGift Card Wallets

Even if it's small, there a ways to wrap a gift creatively.

  1. Naughty or Nice Gift Tag  - Add serious style while you wrap a gift with these DIY tags.
  2. Felt Gift Card Holders - You can wrap a gift card with leftover fabric.
  3. Jingle Bell Gift Card Holder - This tiny project has a festive feel that makes getting a gift card special.
  4. Gift Card Wallets - To really jazz up a gift card, make a reusable wallet.

Christmas Bows

Simple Gift BoxPaper Pom Pom Gift Toppers Bow TutorialWrapping Paper Bows

Christmas bows are beautiful little touches to a Christmas present, and there are so many ways to make them.

  1. Simple Gift Bow - Try a timeless look to impress your guests.
  2. Paper Pom Pom Gift Toppers - For something very contemporary, decorate your gift with a colorful pom pom.
  3. Felt Christmas Bow - This bow is sure to be long-lasting.
  4. Paper Bow Tutorial - Skip the trip to the store and learn a new skill for a classic look.
  5. Wrapping Paper Bows - Paper scraps have never looked so professional.
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