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I’m not the world’s best gift wrapper. In fact, I used to be such a bad wrapper that it kind of became a running joke and I would purposely wrap my gifts badly so everybody knew it was from me. Usually I didn’t have to try to make it bad. But then the Internet happened and craft blogs happened and I realized the power of pretty packaging. And I resolved to do better. Here are twenty ideas that will have you resolving to do better too.


  • Paper Bow 1 of 20
    Paper Bow
    Ez is the queen of easy and pretty packaging ideas. Search her archives for even more goodness.
    Get the tutorial from Creature Comforts
  • Cursive 2 of 20
    Cursive
    If you have nice handwriting, consider adding your signature cursive to your paper wrapped gifts.
    Get the tutorial from One Charming Party
  • Book Wrapping 3 of 20
    Book Wrapping
    Buy some old books with pretty covers from the thrift store and cut out a space for a present.
    Get the tutorial from Ruche's Handmade Holiday
  • Gingerbread Wreaths 4 of 20
    Gingerbread Wreaths
    Cut out gingerbread wreath tags while you're rolling out the dough for your houses.
    Get the free printable paper Domestifluff
  • Circle Garland 5 of 20
    Circle Garland
    Grab your sewing machine and crank out some circle garlands to wrap around all your presents.
    Get the tutorial from House of Design Blog
  • Canoe 6 of 20
    Canoe
    Scan the Christmas village miniature isle and grab some things to place on top of a simple white package.
    Get the tutorial from Sweet Paul
  • Washi Tape 7 of 20
    Washi Tape
    Washi tape is so versatile. Make a weave pattern or craft a bow.
    Get the tutorial from The Sweetest Occasion
  • Colorful 8 of 20
    Colorful
    You don't have to just stick with red and green for Christmas. Make your packages stand out with some color.
    Get the tutorial from You Are My Fave
  • Feather 9 of 20
    Feather
    Bags of feathers aren't pricey and can be purchased at craft stores for this delicate topper.
    See more pretty products from In Haus Press
  • Craft Wrapped 10 of 20
    Craft Wrapped
    These little boxes are filled with stacked cookies. Yum!
    Get the tutorial from Project Wedding
  • Sweater 11 of 20
    Sweater
    Reuse an old sweater for this cozy and clever gift wrapping idea.
    Get the tutorial from Boxwood Clippings
  • Classic 12 of 20
    Classic
    You can't go wrong with classic red and white. I love the oversized tag.
    Get the tutorial from Molly Jacques Illustration
  • Yarn Bow 13 of 20
    Yarn Bow
    Instead of making your yarn into a pom, make a cute mini bow.
    Get the tutorial from Strawberry Chic
  • Paper Bows 14 of 20
    Paper Bows
    Recycle magazines by making your very own bows.
    Get the tutorial from Whole Living
  • Fabric 15 of 20
    Fabric
    Use thrifted scarves or fabric remnants to get this unique and eco-friendly look.
    Get the tutorial from Kaam Handmade
  • Glitter Dots 16 of 20
    Glitter Dots
    Glitter toppers will make any gift seem more glam.
    Get the tutorial from Ambrosia Girl
  • Black + White + Red 17 of 20
    Black + White + Red
    All of the product in this Etsy shop is photographed gracing beautiful packages. I love the use of yarn.
    Order these ceramic tags from MStetson Design
  • Neutrals 18 of 20
    Neutrals
    I love how you can jazz up simple black and craft paper with inexpensive embellishments.
    Get the tutorial from Time of Aquarius
  • Metallic 19 of 20
    Metallic
    Gold is the metallic you can't quite escape this season and it looks great as a gift topper.
    Get the tutorial from Odessa May
  • Cupcake Liners 20 of 20
    Cupcake Liners
    Grab a couple cupcake liners to create your own bow.
    Get the tutorial from Sweet Paul

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