11 Creative ways to wrap gifts

Christmas is only 11 days away! Ahh! Hopefully you’ve had a chance to get your Christmas shopping done and now it’s time for the gift wrap portion of the holiday extravaganza! I don’t like buying fancy themed wrapping paper, I like to use really awesome free things, hardy har! And here are 11 unique ways to utilize thing you probably already have on hand! Like old clothes, fabric scraps, packing tape, and even old stockings!

Creative ways to wrap gifts at C.R.A.F.T.

Probably my favorite gift wrapping method is buying a huge roll of builders paper at your local home improvement store (or on Amazon), and then sprucing it up with stamps, tape, old clothing bows, plants, or glitter! That way you can utilize the same paper for year round occasions! Check out all 11 creative ways to wrap gifts:

Creative ways to wrap gifts at C.R.A.F.T.

1. Kraft paper and washi tape with C.R.A.F.T.

2. Stamped fabric with Lines Across

3. How to sew a pillow case with Sew Caroline

4. Using old clothes with Our  5th House

5. Cupcake liner bows with Craftaholics Anonymous

6. DIY Picture gift wrap with Kristen Duke

7. Kraft paper and stamps with Positively Splendid

8. Mini fabric gift bags with Ellison Lane

9. Old stocking gift wrap with owen’s olivia

10. Kraft paper and glitter with Sarah M. Dorsey

11. Kraft Paper and EZ Start Printed Packaging Tape with C.R.A.F.T.


How do you usually wrap gifts? Do you DIY it? Use things from around the house?Buy fun warping paper?  I’d love to hear…

Wrap it Up #11: Monogrammed kraft paper

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Today is the final day of the Wrap it Up series on C.R.A.F.T.! And tomorrow morning I am going to share a round up of all 11 DIY gift wrap ideas. The last idea of this series utilizes EZ Start® Printed Packaging Tape, brown paper, and plants. I happen to have a ton of Nandina in my yard and those berries make for perfect free wrapping accessories! Use what you’ve got though, any green sprig or pinecone will spruce a package right up!


DIY gift wrap ideas

I used a cute roll of EZ Start Printed Packaging Tape in peppermint to spruce up my packages. First, I crafted up some super simple gift tags. All you need is the tape, card stock, scissors, and a hole punch. No ruler necessary! And one sheet of card stock will make about 20 gift tags. Here’s how I made the Duck Tape gift tags in less than 1o minutes:

Gft wrap ideas with Duck Tape

This year I bought a roll of brown builders paper, and am using things from around the house to spruce it up. I used the duck tape to monogram the front of a package with the gift recipients initial, see:

diy gift wrap bows

Then, I also cut the peppermints out individually and used them to decorate another little package. This package got a bell and a berry sprig too!

DIY gift wrap ideas

One roll of tape would wrap a ton of gifts! Use your creativity and see how many different packages you can craft up from one roll of EZ Start® Printed Packaging Tape! There are endless possibilities!

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Holiday card paper ornaments {easy DIY ornaments}

Amy of Maker Mama whipped up another awesome up-cycled craft for us this month… easy DIY ornaments! (Remember her needle and thread Halloween costume out of lampshades and cookie tin garland?) These sweet little ornaments can be made with any kind of patterned paper. Although, I love that she used vintage cards!

DIY paper Christmas ornament

I found the cutest set of vintage Christmas cards years ago, but they’ve been hidden away because I didn’t want to use them up! I’ve done this with more thrift store finds than I’d like to admit, but pretty vintage items are so hard to resist. Inspired by some other paper ball ornaments I made a couple years back, I decided to make a more modern version–and still keep those gorgeous cards to myself!

The main tool you need is a circle punch. You want your circles to match and cutting them by hand would make that tricky (and take a really long time). I punched seven circles from the card design and seven circles from the back of the card for my ornaments. You can use more or fewer circles depending on how you want your ornaments to look.

DIY paper Christmas ornament


Fold all the circles in half and then glue the back pieces together alternating the white and colored circles (I think they kind of look like peppermints that way, don’t you?).

easy DIY ornament

easy DIY ornament

easy DIY ornament

Make sure and add your string before gluing the final pieces and then tie off and trim the bottom.

easy DIY ornament


How easy was that? These are a simple way to add a handmade touch to your Christmas decor–and perfect for an ornament-making party! Thanks for having me Jamie!