Christmas is soon upon us and it’s time to show our loved ones how much we care for them with gifts. A beautifully wrapped gift really shows someone you care. Give your holiday presents an extra special touch without breaking the bank with these easy do-it-yourself Christmas gift wrapping guide. They sure will make your gift stand out from others under the Christmas tree.

Round Top Envelope Style
A simple way to give your ordinary boxed (or box-shaped) gift a unique flair! 

WHAT YOU NEED:

Wrapping paper, Scissors, Hole punch, Double sided tape, Ribbon 

HOW-TO:

1. Wrap your boxed gift as normal leaving the top end a bit longer than the bottom.

*Click HERE for a step by step box-shaped gift wrapping tutorial.

2. Fold down the front side of the top flap and tape it to the bottom flap.
3. Cut both sides of the top in the shape of a semi-circle.
4. Punch a hole on the flap and tie a bow on it with a decorative thread or ribbon.
5. Tape on a tag with Merry Christmas or other messages to add more style.

Folded Paper Box
Wraps almost about anything, this folded paper box gift wrap is perfect for wrapping gifts with irregular shapes!

WHAT YOU NEED:

Wrapping paper or paper bag, Scissors, Double sided tape, Ribbon 

HOW-TO:

1. Cut the wrapping paper enough to wrap a box.
2. Fold the sides of paper in to half (one side overlapping the other) and glue or tape them where they overlap.

*Click HERE for a step by step DIY paper bag making tutorial.

3. Fold the top opening of the paper bag 3-4 times.
4. Wrap a ribbon and make a bow around the folded opening.
5. Tape on a tag with Merry Christmas or other messages to add more style.

*Skip step 1 and 2 if you are using a finished paper bag.

Paper Pyramid Gift Box
Great when wrapping small gifts like chocolate, candies and makes an adorable goodie bag!

WHAT YOU NEED:

Envelope or paper bag, Scissors, Decorative tape, Ribbon

HOW-TO:

1. Open the envelop or paper bag and put your small gift in.
2. Fold the opening making a pyramid shape.
3. Fold few times and fix the fold with a decorative tape.
4. Finish with a ribbon on the top.

Using Dry Flowers
If you want to make your gift under the tree to pop from other same old cliché decorations like curly ribbons and bows, try using dry flowers.

WHAT YOU NEED:

Dry flower, Box, Ribbons, Scissors, Doilies, Double-sided tape

HOW-TO:

1. Wrap your box as usual.

*Click HERE for a step by step box-shaped gift wrapping tutorial.

2. While adding ribbon decorations, tie in your favorite dry flower together.
3. Stick a white doily under the ribbon and dry flower decoration if there isn’t enough color contrast between the flower and wrapping paper.

FUN & EASY GIFT-WRAPPING PROJECTS WITH KIDS

Cute DIY Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer
This Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer is perfect when wrapping a square box.

WHAT YOU NEED:

Kraft paper/brown paper, Scissors, Sharpie, Red pompoms, Ribbons

HOW-TO:

1. Wrap a box with Kraft paper or brown wrapping paper.

*Click HERE for a step by step box-shaped gift wrapping tutorial

2. Draw cute eyes and antlers with a permanent marker.
3. Tape/glue a red pompom in the center as a nose of the reindeer.

Easy Origami Christmas Tree
A super easy and fun origami project for you and your kids. Fold, cut and glue to make an adorable paper Christmas tree decoration to give your gift a pop of color.

WHAT YOU NEED:

Green paper, Yellow paper, White paper, Double sided tape or glue

HOW-TO:

1. Accordion fold a green piece of paper.
2. Fold the green paper in half and glue/tape the sides that meet.
3. Draw few stars on the yellow paper and cut them out (or simply use star stickers).
4. Decorate the tree by sticking the cutout stars (or stickers) on the top of the tree.
5. Stick or glue the tree onto your gift.
6. Cut out small circles (or simple use white circle stickers).
7. Stick the small white circles on your gift to make a snowing effect.

Santa’s Suit
Best when wrapping books and rectangular boxes!

WHAT YOU NEED:

Red paper, Black paper, White paper, Sparkly paper (best gold), Black buttons, Scissors, Glue, Double-sided tape

HOW-TO:

1. Wrap your gift with the red paper.
2. Cut the white piece of paper into a long strip and glue it on the center of the gift vertically.
3. Cut out two white semi circles and glue them side by side on the top making the collar.
4. Cut the black piece of paper into a long strip (long enough to cover the gift horizontally).
5. Cut out a rectangular shape from the glittery paper a bit wider than the black belt and cut vertical slits long enough for the black strip to slide through.
6. Slide in the black strip into the glittery rectangle, wrap and glue it around the gift horizontally.
7. Stick black buttons evenly along the white strip.