Level Up Your Gift Wrapping with These Tutorials

Be the envy of your holiday gatherings (or the first gift chosen for White Elephant) with these gift wrapping tutorials.

 1. Washi Tape Confetti

Decorate a plain box or upcycle an existing box (if you can’t get all the labels to peel off or it’s printed, cover it in plain packing paper) with bits of washi tape stuck around the box like confetti.


Find the tutorial from Oh Happy Day HERE.


 2. Make Bows with Old Magazines

Brilliant upcycling idea! And they’re gorgeous.


See some pretty bows in action here and find the full tutorial here.


 3. Learn How to Make 7 Different Types of Bows

Bows, bows, and more bows.


Find the guide HERE.


 4. Sewn Treasures

Start saving the packing paper from your online orders to use for this one!


Find the tutorial here. (If you don’t sew, you could try a strip of double-sided tape* around the edges.)


 5. Tea Towel Gift Wrap

The perfect zero-waste wrap for a cooking- or kitchen-related gift!


Find the tutorial HERE.


 6. Furoshiki Wrapping

Very similar to the tea towel, but you can use any type of fabric! (Look for fabric napkins, tablecloths, sheets/pillowcases, handkerchiefs, etc. at your local thrift store. You can even use old t-shirts!)


Find the tutorial HERE.


 7. Make a Fancy Ribbon Bow

So traditional and so very fancy.


Find the tutorial HERE.


 8. Top it with a Festive Ribbon Tree

You won’t believe how easy this ribbon tree is to DIY! All you need is a strip of double sided tape*.


Find the tutorial at the bottom of this page.


 9. Paint some Kraft Paper

Upcycle some packing paper (or use a Kraft roll*) to wrap gifts – you can paint a ribbon on like the photo below or paint a design on the paper before cutting to wrap.


Find the tutorial here (& an updated version here).


 10. Earthy Gift Toppers

‘Tis the season for dried flowers! Use them as chic gift toppers.


Find the tutorial here.


 11. Dip-Dye Your Own Gift Tags

Serving canned beets at your Thanksgiving feast? Save the juice to dip-dye stock paper for gift tags!


Find the tutorial here.


 12. Mini Christmas Tree Gift Toppers

Save your tree trimmings to make these adorable mini Christmas tree gift toppers!


Find the tutorial and more inspiration here.

Author: Jordan Slice-Metcalfe

My name is Jordan. I'm a full-time working mom whose coffee cup is always half full (and probably still in the microwave). I've got a weak spot for rescuing old dogs, pretending pizza is a vegetable, negotiating dessert with every meal, propagating more plants than any home needs, dreaming of sewing projects while my husband is talking to me, and loving my tribe too deep.

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