I go through phases of being motivated to wrap gifts, and dreading it. I’m not sure which mode I am in this year. I get pretty worn down by the 3rd week in December. Busy season at work leaves me creatively challenged at the end of the day. Today I spent some time creating a very fun collection of Gift Wrapping Ideas. If you follow this link, you will see over 300 photos of gift wrapping images. Some Simple, some complex. I will add some photos below, and another link at the bottom of the page to see my larger collection of Gift Wrapping Ideas.
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It is important to note that a very small bit of creativity can go a very long way. I am a sucker for recycling. So, I have lots of simple recycled/DIY photos to peruse. That’s the kind of wrapping I’m headed toward…. with maybe some buttons, yarn and collage. But, some of you are SO wonderfully motivated and talented~! I have included more complicated wrap jobs to inspire you, too.
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STRING and Folded Paper Flags. So simple, but what a charming look~! Looks like the 1st gift is also wrapped in fabric… a nice textural touch.
Tie it up in fabric. Fast. Easy. Cute.
Or Silk Scarves~! So Rich~!
But you can find these in thrift stores, or take a scissors to a shirt you don’t wear anymore.
Moth Eaten Sweater~!
This makes a “warm” looking gift~!
Color Your Own Gift with the Crayons included on top~! NICE JOB~!
Print these tags out of your computer~!
Follow the links to my collection page to get the sources~!
I’m not sure if this is awesome or cruel~!
Ha-Ha-Ha~! Probably super fun. I guess it depends on who you give it to~! The gift is rolled up inside a pretty ball of yarn.
This is cute. Green triangles on toothpicks… I’ll use this idea eventually. I really like it.
String and buttons go a LONG way in making these boxes very charming.
This one is so elegant~! Pretty paper, string, garland, multiple tags, and a big fat PomPom~! I’d have a hard time opening this gift. Can what is inside of it be as good as the packaging?
Now this is probably my favorite~! So Pretty~! Not THAT complicated to make, just takes some effort. The flowers and wrapping paper look like they are all made from recycled newspaper that has been painted, maybe with watercolor, and dusted with sparkles. For something made from the garbage pile, this is a true treasure. I don’t think I’d ever be able to open this gift. I’d want to set it on a shelf to love as a sculpture~! Nice work Artist~!
More Newspaper. A lotta folks making good use of Newspaper~! String, too~! I’m also liking the huge letters on the gift tags.
Make a Gift Box From a Milk Carton~!
I’m amazed that something that starts out so ugly can look so cool in the end.
Simple and elegant…. Stencil, elastic string, cut out star, brown paper and cardboard.
Lace, Labels, String…. and the Butterfly topper, which (look closer) is not that hard to make. You might even be able to print a butterfly photo onto a pice of card stock, and add the wire and pipe cleaner with glue. 10 minutes…. but look at the result. Make a few of them, and you’ll have them for next time.
I know that I am not alone in liking MAPS~! They seem to invite people to want to wander and travel. They are also colorful. Old maps have little use. Streets and borders change over time. Use the old maps to make things…. like wrapping paper and flowers~! This flower was made by cutting a spiral coil, and then winding it tighter. Follow my link to see a tutorial. VERY EASY~! Great LOOK~!
The “Parcel” Look is looking good~!
Add a doily, string, stickers and stamps…
Mixed Paper Collage~!
Finger painting on white paper, and magic marker swirls to make the electric cord. Fun family art project turns into pretty wrapping paper.
Lace over Brown Paper~!
Shirt Sleeve Wine Bottle Bag…
Squiggle Cuts of colorful paper, and then a strip of ribbon, add a pretty label.
Cut out shrinking sized circles…. sew or staple together, maybe glue a button in the middle.
This Sail boat topper is not hard to make, and I think it is wonderful~! I want to sail it to the end of the world and look over the edge.
This might take more motivation. But if you are skilled with yarn or ribbon, these flowers really dress up a package. They can be used more than once, too.
Paint or print on brown paper. This may be a block print done in 2 different colors. Polka dot theme is carried through to the bow.LOVE this LOOK~! Rainbow colored ribbon woven over newspaper.
These are SO easy to make it is almost embarrassing. AND LOOK how charming they are on the gift. Love the pink and brown color combo, too.
Pine needles, Pine cones, Twine…
Brown paper packages……
How hard is it to make this fish?
Poke 2 holes in it. Tie onto package with string. Cute~!
POM POMS and a braid…
I’ll bet this is the bag that this gift came in from the store, too. Why throw it out? Works fine~!
Rubberbands in different colors.
There is a tutorial to make these orchids. Follow the link to my gift wrapping collection.
More stuff to cut out of paper, not too complicated.
EASY…. Cute… Owl…
A bit like belt buckes. Oval or rectangle with 2 slits in it. Slide the ribbon through the slits starting from the back and up over the top, back through. So easy, but look how far the effort has taken the package.
Weave String or yarn…
Leftover yarn can help birds build nests…
Pages from a book, string and collage.
Print out a photo.
Splatter Painting of Newspaper. Looks Great~!
Drips and smears of paint on white paper. VERY PRETTY~!
Painting triangles, they look a bit like Christmas trees.
Simple string and pom pom to top it off. I really like this package.
These Calla Lilies are really just a cone with a strip of gold paper in the middle…
Snowflakes, with a tutorial.
Tape or tie a Stick on it….
Pretty Pom Pom Stick, raw fabric, shopping bag, string.
Make your own box out of Felt.
A terra cotta pot tied with a ribbon. Thank Martha Stewart for this genius idea.
Recycled Calendar Gift Wrap….
Feathers… real, or make your own
Stars on Wire or stiff string.
Recycled Tissue Paper Collage. Easy, and pretty much FREE if you save different colors of tissue paper when you get gifts.
Draw String Bags:
Keep it simple…. Brown paper packages tied up with strings. These are a few of my favorite things:
Click here to see my larger collection of Gift Wrapping Ideas~!
When you follow this link, click twice on any of the images to be taken to their original source. You will probably find that the links take you to the blogs of some very creative people with lots of fun ideas on how to DO life with gusto~!