Articles in: gift wrapping ideas

Unusual Gift Wrapping Ideas for Men

Posted by: on February 6th, 2013 | Make A Comment

Several examples of unusual gift wrapping ideas


The gift wrapping can say as much as the present itself. And it’s usually not that hard to “say” something with pretty gift wrap. When giving a gift to a man, often it takes a little something extra to make that statement. That’s what I was thinking when I came up with these unusual gift wrapping ideas with unexpected materials. Of course, anyone can enjoy receiving a present that has what you might call out-of-the-box wrapping (even if there is a box involved), so try these gift wrapping ideas yourself, and see what other crazy ideas you can come up with.

Read More

Gift Wrapping Ideas for Him: Use a Tarp Zipper

Posted by: on February 6th, 2013 | 2 Comments

Gift Wrapping Ideas for Him: Using a tarp zipper to wrap gifts


When receiving a gift, there’s nothing more delightful than unexpected gift wrapping! It adds an extra level of excitement to the gift you’ve carefully picked out, and it shows the recipient that you’ve spent time and effort selecting the perfect package.

I decided to have a little bit of fun in the gift wrapping department and select a material you might never expect — a tarp zipper! Using a spare bit of tarp, a tarp zipper, and some hot glue, we created this unique and unusual gift wrap! This is one of the more unusual gift wrapping ideas you’ll find, I think.

Read More

DIY Décor Creative Gift Wrapping: Adding Color and Sparkle

Posted by: on December 3rd, 2012 | One Comment

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.

Read More

DIY Décor: 5 Christmas Wrapping Ideas

Posted by: on November 30th, 2012 | 2 Comments

DIY Decor: Add Some Extra to your Holiday Gift Wrap


Coming up with new Christmas wrapping ideas is one of the fun parts of the holidays. I’ve been experimenting with a gift wrapping in an understated style and palette, starting with plain brown paper packages wrapped up with string (name that musical!), and mixing in some cedar sprigs.

And then I added something extra for fun.

Here’s what I did…

Read More

DIY Décor Christmas Wrapping Ideas: Add Sparkle to Your Gifts with Washer Garland

Posted by: on November 29th, 2012 | 2 Comments

A Christmas gift wrapped in brown paper with DIY garland made from washers and twine


Part of the fun of wrapping presents is coming up with clever Christmas wrapping ideas. I always love to add an unexpected element, whether that’s a DIY tassel, a sprig of greenery, or a shiny element, like the DIY washer garland I made above. With just an inexpensive packet of 1/4 in. washers from The Home Depot hardware aisle and a bit of orange twine, I add a little sparkle to my gift!

Here’s how to make this DIY lock washer garland.

Read More

DIY Décor Christmas Wrapping Ideas: Mini-Garland to Adorn Your Gifts

Posted by: on November 27th, 2012 | 3 Comments

A Christmas gift wrapped in brown paper with a small cedar garland.


This season, one of our favorite ways to give your holiday gifts extra pizzazz is to add some fresh greenery to them! This is similar to one of our other Christmas wrapping ideas – how to craft a tiny mini-wreath.

Now, let’s create a small string of mini-garland!

Read More

DIY Décor Christmas Wrapping Ideas: Tassels as Gift Wrap Toppers

Posted by: on November 26th, 2012 | 8 Comments

Two orange tassels decorate a gift wrapped package for Christmas


One of my favorite things about the holidays is gift wrapping. I love to spend time wrapping each gift with love, and I love the way beautiful gift wrapping looks underneath my tree all season. I’m always thinking up new ways to adorn my gifts for the holidays, and this is one of my new favorite Christmas wrapping ideas. These tassels take only a few minutes a piece to make, and they look fabulous on top of elegant wrapping paper.

Read More

DIY Décor Christmas Wrapping Ideas: Adorn Your Holiday Gifts with a Cedar Mini-Wreath

Posted by: on November 26th, 2012 | 7 Comments

Add a tiny mini-wreath to holiday presents | DIY Décor: Wrapping Ideas for Your Holiday Gifts


The wreath is one of the most recognizable icons for the holiday season. We find them in all shapes and sizes, and they’re a lovely addition to any room or entertaining space. While you may not have ever experimented with crafting your own wreath, a tiny mini-wreath might make a great first experiment. It’s a simple 10 minute project that makes a delightful addition to a simply wrapped gift in brown builder’s paper. I think this is one of the best Christmas wrapping ideas you’ll see.

I used the cedar mini-wreath with plain brown paper and twine, creating an understated Christmas presentation in muted brown and evergreen.

Here’s what to do…

Read More

3 Gift Wrapping Ideas for the Holidays

Posted by: on December 13th, 2011 | 7 Comments

Every year, the world tells us we need to go out and buy Santa, snowflake, and sparkle-flecked paper to adorn our holiday gifts. Rather than settling for the same old paper you used last year, what about thinking outside of the box to wrap up your box?

One of my favorite ways to make my holiday gift wrapping stand out is to use unconventional approaches to gift wrap. I blogged last week about recycled, holiday gift tags, but I also love to use unusual paper. For many years, I’ve used whatever newspaper I had hanging around as the gift wrap and jazzing it up with a big colorful bow and some sparkly ornaments. This year, I’m going simple, so I headed to The Home Depot for DIY gift wrapping ideas.

Holiday gift wrapping ideas from Home Depot

Read More