15 Best Gift Wrapping Ideas and DIY Tags for Gifts

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What is a unique way to wrap presents?

Be it a Christmas present or birthday gift, your gift wrap is as important as the gift itself. The art of gift wrapping came to exist to build up the anticipation of opening the gift which is a whole experience itself. Wrapping the perfect gift requires certain materials to complete that particular gift you are giving – pretty much like icing on a cake. Making your own gift wrap is definitely better than buying from the store because the gift itself will feel more personal. Second, you will not only save money but also help the environment by recycling or repurposing products and materials. You can simply use whatever craft supplies you have on hand and let your creativity and imagination do the work. But if you are curious about the gift wrapping essentials, then here are some items that are most commonly used when gift wrapping:

  • Gift wrapping paper – carefully picked out and themed for the occasion
  • Tissue paper – used for delicate gifts or when you are putting your gifts in a bag
  • Twine or ribbon – to secure the gift and enhance the presentation
  • Gift card – to write a personal message in

And if you are looking for unique ways to wrap your gift, then here are some ideas and materials you can use:

  • Fine foil gift wrapping paper – for an elegant touch, use fine foil gift wrap with mixed prints and textures. You can also use those that are ultra sparkly and shimmery.
  • Crepe wrapping paper – crepe wrapping papers are flexible and just a few dollars worth. Aside from this, you have a variety of fun color selection like fuchsia, green, emerald, and even metallic colors! 
  • Brown paper mesh – these are the eco-friendly alternatives for bubble wraps. Brown paper mesh is flexible, durable, and recyclable! And what’s more is that they look absolutely gorgeous as a gift wrap! They are absolutely perfect for when you are giving wine bottles and cylindrical gifts that are fragile.

How do you wrap a gift box creatively?

Some people believe that the hardest part of gift giving is not finding the gifts itself, but wrapping it perfectly! But do not worry because wrapping your gift creatively does not require tons of expensive items nor any hidden skills! 

To add a little personality to your package, try adding some ribbons to make it look more fun. For wrapping papers, choose the ones that are colorful and thick. A pro tip is to use double-sided tape for a neat seam. Another great and creative idea is to wrap your gifts by using repurposed old book pages. You can also add a photo gift tag of you and the one you are giving your gift to for a keepsake! There really is no limit when it comes to gift wrapping. Just like the gifts itself, the more the merrier! 

DIY gift wrapping ideas

If you’re on a tight budget and an even tighter timetable when it comes to gift-giving, making your own gift wrappings is the perfect alternative! Do not be alarmed; it is not as frightening as it appears. Here are 15 lovely and easy-to-make DIY gift wrapping ideas!

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14. Christmas Gift Wrapping Idea – Air Force Flight Suit

Giving gifts makes me deeply happy. I enjoy giving small gifts, big impact gifts, DIY gifts, surprise gifts, food gifts – any and all kinds of gifts. Once I’ve selected the perfect gift, I have just as much fun finding creative gift wrapping ideas to make the gift even more special. This year I’ve found the perfect Christmas gift wrapping idea – an Air Force flight suit. In a family of military veterans, this unique gift wrapping idea is going to be a big, big hit.

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12. Upcycled Monogrammed Denim Gift Tag

Every year I like to make my own Christmas gift tags, especially for my crafty pals who appreciate them. In fact, my friend Wendy has kept all the tags I’ve made her over the years and hangs them on the tree.

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11. Upcycled Fabric Gift Tag Tutorial

Today I have a free pattern & tutorial for how to make reusable fabric gift tags from old jeans. Skip the cheap little stickers that will end up in the trash and make some fun tags from your fabric scraps and old jeans instead!

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10. Make Your Own Christmas Gift Wrapping Paper With Chalk Couture

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9. Homemade Wrapping Paper | Sponge Stamping

I have a roll of brown Kraft paper that I really should use for something. I wanted to dress it up a bit for the holidays rather than use it plain so I decided to try sponge stamping a Christmas design on the front of it.

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8. Reusable Fabric Christmas Crackers

Every year you may have Christmas crackers on your festive table. But do you realise how much waste they produce? A lot of the high street shops have announced that they will be producing plastic free versions in an attempt to be less wasteful this year. But this idea goes one better. These reusable fabric Christmas crackers can be used year after year as part of a more zero waste Christmas.

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7. How To Make Christmas Gift Tags With The Silhouette Mint

Tired of the boring store bought sticker Christmas labels? Follow this easy step by step tutorial to make your own custom stamps for Christmas gift tags with the Silhouette Mint!

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6. FREE Funny Printable Christmas Gift Tags For Family or Friends

Christmas is fast approaching and I wanted to give all of you a little present, so grab these free funny printable Christmas gift tags and use them for family or teacher gifts, or gifts for your mom bestie!

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5. How to Make Colourful, Recycled Gift Bows

A beautifully wrapped gift is always a delight to receive. But pretty packaging comes at a cost to both our pocket and the environment. As awareness grows of the impact our waste is having on our planet, many of us are looking for more environmentally friendly forms of packaging this holiday season.

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3. Upcycled Canning Lid Gift Tags

Single use canning lids are obviously limited in their use. I mostly use them for storing dry goods after canning. However, they also make for delightful upcycled canning lid gift tags.

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2. Tie-Dye Wrapping Paper Tutorial

Here is a fun tutorial on how to tie-dye tissue paper to create fun and one-of-a-kind Tie-Dye Wrapping Paper.

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I always keep the used postage stamps of envelopes, especially the interesting ones. It’s normally in the run up to Christmas that you get the best postage stamps with the most fun images. That is what gave me the idea to make these postage stamp Christmas tags.

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