DIY Décor Creative Gift Wrapping: Adding Color and Sparkle

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A DIY Christmas gift wrap collection using orange twine, builders paper and silver contact paper

Gift wrapping is one of those things that some people absolutely love and some people couldn’t care less about. I personally look forward to wrapping, and love to create a cohesive “look” for all of the presents under the tree. I love coming up with creative gift wrapping by using one particular type of wrapping and ribbon. It’s also possible to create a unified feel by repeating colors throughout each gift.

In the Christmas gift wrap collection I created above, I used only a few materials for each gift — builder’s paper, silver contact paper, jute twine and mason twine — but I accented many of these gifts with some extras.


An empty paint can used to wrap food gifts or gift cards


A paint can is an unusual way to wrap gifts, but it’s the perfect container for food gifts or even gift cards! Just add a colorful bow in your favorite color palette.


Cut out letters from sticky contact paper -- an easy way to add a name to your gift or write a festive message!


On the gift above, I used silver contact paper to create a sticker with a festive message, but you could use this same technique to label your gift, too. Simply cut out the letters from your contact paper, peel and stick.


Use a colored paint chip to create a color palette


Having a hard time finding just the right shade to complement your color palette? Hit the paint desk at The Home Depot and find a few paint chips in your favorite hue. Here, I used a single orange paint chip to create a cute button gift tag. Simply cut out a circle, punch holes in the center, and loop your ribbon through the button!


Silver gift with bright orange DIY tassels


We already gave you step-by-step instructions for creating a DIY tassel from mason twine. This is a fun and unexpected way to bring a bit of color into your holiday gift wrapping!


Create easy, inexpensive garland for your gift wrap with washers


I also used some brightly colored twine and silver washers to create a sparkly garland, a wonderful alternative to traditional ribbon.

We have more simple creative gift wrapping ideas here in our DIY Christmas gift wrap series.

DIY Décor is a series about small, affordable design and décor projects for home and garden.

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