Unique & Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

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I love wrapping presents. In fact, one of my very first jobs was working as the gift-wrapper at The Body Shop during the holiday season! I loved it because I got to wrap gifts all day long, and I smelt absolutely delicious when I got home from work! I’m always on the lookout for beautiful wrapping papers and bags, but I find myself doing more and more ‘diy’ wrapping.

DIY wrapping paper makes the gifts more personable, unique, and one of a kind. It becomes a truly special gift when wrapped in a unique, homemade wrapping paper, or when layering it with different colours, pom poms, or sprigs of green. Check out these amazing, unique and creative gift wrapping ideas! I find all of these ideas so inspiring I had to share them with you all!

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The adorable Kraft-wrapped boxes with a sprig of green make perfect containers for homemade cookies (from Project Wedding). I am in love with the woodland-inspired gift wrap from Odessa May Society, it’s so simple and perfectly Christmas! The modern and minimal typographic styling, from Man Made DIY, is very cool and fun to make.

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These paper-cut twigs from Giochi di Carta make unique gift tags for presents or even placeholders. I love a good theme, and these black and white wrapped gifts from Paper Mash give a modern feel to traditional presents. Adding pretty fabric flowers to your gifts, instead of traditional bows, is an unexpected and pretty look (from Pretty Petals).

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Aunt Peaches printed Christmas carols and ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas onto vellum paper and added a fun typographic element to her gift wrapping. Design Mom provides a full tutorial on how to make these adorable tiny house gift boxes (seriously! handmade!). The now-defunct Aprons and Camera Straps showed us this lovely white-stamped Kraft paper with white string and white berries, a perfect matching of monotone colours!

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These fabulous paper feathers from Lia Griffith are stunning and fun, especially when made with bright coloured paper. The Elli Blog demonstrates multiple variations of a faved colour combo (grey & yellow) used in different ways. Decor8 also showcases paper feathers, used in different ways, and their modern colour-theme is simply awesome and unexpected.

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This whimsical pom pom-covered wrapping paper was sold by Anthropologie a few years ago, however I think it would be easy enough to make by hot-glueing little pom poms to a simple paper! Two Shades of Pink created these easy and fun felt, pom pom, and yarn wrapped gifts (I love the bunting!). Are you a washi tape fan? A Spoonful of Sugar creates Christmas wrap to match her decor with washi tape!

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Wit & Whistle uses silver and white Sharpie markers to draw designs onto kraft paper, then wraps them up with twine. I love the idea of using different colours of yarn scraps to wrap up your presents (from Melanie Fallick Books). Alisa Burke also draws on kraft paper, using a white-out pen and a black sharpie to create artistic and unique wrapping paper!

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A Pair of Pears adds simple snowflakes, pom poms, ribbons, and fans to these kraft-wrapped boxes. Making your own chalkboard wrapping paper is simple, and decorating with chalk afterwards would be a ton of fun! (from Making the Best of Everything) The glitz and glamour of sparkly wrapping paper topped with a peacock feather is exquisite (from Tanishq).

I hope these unique and creative gift-wrapping ideas have inspired you to prettify your gift wrapping for Christmas time!

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4 Comments

  1. Ash L.
    December 23, 2014 / 2:28 am

    These are incredible and unique.

  2. December 23, 2014 / 4:12 am

    What a fabulous roundup of DIY wrapping paper ideas, perfect timing too!

  3. December 23, 2014 / 8:24 am

    oh wow, Alisa Burke’s hand-drawn kraft paper is stunning! We are not all that talented though, so I will probably do something similar to those from Paper Mash, with maybe a touch of gold here and there 🙂

    Lots of inspiration here, thanks for sharing all these!

    • Margarita
      December 29, 2014 / 9:05 am

      Isn’t it breathtaking? So beautiful and creative!

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