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Make It Pretty: 16 Amazing DIY Gift Wrap Ideas

16 beautiful + crafty DIY gift wraps ideas from Babble.com

I’ve been thinking a lot about holiday gifts this week! (In fact, you can check out my picks for kids and my favorites for the grown-ups all under $50 over at Family Style.) After finding the sweetest little tokens of affection for family and friends, my attention immediately turns to creating the perfect gift wrapping. Yes, I am one of those types that coordinates all of their packages and tends to have a theme each year. A lesson I’ve learned over the years – even inexpensive store bought wrapping paper looks stunning when jazzed up with bits of ribbon, twine, washi tape and lovely gift tags. Ready to get inspired to wow your loved ones with beautiful little bundles this holiday season? Here are 16 amazing DIY gift wrap ideas!


  • Kraft + Construction Paper Trees 1 of 16
    Kraft + Construction Paper Trees
    Made with construction paper trees on kraft paper, I love the cheerful and playful vibe of this DIY wrapping paper.
    Get the how-to from Knits for Life.
  • Pine Cone Bedazzled 2 of 16
    Pine Cone Bedazzled
    Even the simplest paper looks super festive when decked out with a pine cone and twine!
    Get the how-to from Elise McLaughlin Designs.
  • Bits of Pine 3 of 16
    Bits of Pine
    So simple but completely striking, here plain kraft boxes are dressed up with bits of pine and washi tape.
    Get the how-to from Sunday Suppers.
  • Washi Tape Splendor 4 of 16
    Washi Tape Splendor
    Oh the wonder of washi tape! Here plain packages get a dazzling look with various patterns of red washi tape.
    Get the how-to from The Sweetest Occasion.
  • Pom Pom Love 5 of 16
    Pom Pom Love
    Who doesn't love pom poms? Here the craft store basic jazzes up otherwise ordinary packages.
    Get the how-to from A Bubbly Life.
  • Gold + Funky 6 of 16
    Gold + Funky
    Gold metallic tissue paper is perfect for the holidays! A bit of silk ribbon is the perfect finishing touch.
    Get the how-to from The Sweetest Occasion.
  • Neutral + Sophisticated 7 of 16
    Neutral + Sophisticated
    Go sophisticated and luxe with layers of neutrals, fabric and ribbon.
    Get the how-to from Style Me Pretty.
  • Silver Tinsel Love 8 of 16
    Silver Tinsel Love
    A sprig of velvet ribbon and a loop of silver tinsel looks amazing on this basic white box!
    Get the how-to from Grey Likes Weddings.
  • Shimmery Gold 9 of 16
    Shimmery Gold
    Shimmery gold and a few little crafty tricks make these packages shine!
    Get the how-to from Odessa May.
  • Mini Wreath Toppers 10 of 16
    Mini Wreath Toppers
    My favorite of the bunch, here mini wreaths and twine make for a show stopper.
    Get the how-to from Odessa May.
  • Bold Stripes + Ribbon 11 of 16
    Bold Stripes + Ribbon
    I love stripes! Mix bold stripes and festive ribbon for a perfectly preppy package.
    Get the how-to from House and Home.
  • Clothespin Gift Toppers 12 of 16
    Clothespin Gift Toppers
    These glitter dusted clothespin gift toppers are amazing, and they can double as ornaments, too!
    Get the how-to from Creature Comforts.
  • Starry Night 13 of 16
    Starry Night
    A starry pattern on deep navy paper is so chic. The jute twine is just the right extra touch!
    Get the how-to from Project Wedding.
  • Wintery Silver 14 of 16
    Wintery Silver
    Wintery silver and striped ribbon pair together for the perfect holiday look!
    Get the how-to from You Are My Fave.
  • Colorful Christmas 15 of 16
    Colorful Christmas
    Kick up the color a notch with bold neons on white for a funky and fresh holiday look.
    Get the how-to from You Are My Fave.
  • Traditional Red 16 of 16
    Traditional Red
    I also love this traditional take on red and white packages. Bits of tinsel, washi tape and ribbon just complete the look perfectly.
    Get the how-to from You Are My Fave.

Read more from Cyd at The Sweetest Occasion.

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