10 DIY Handmade Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

Don't just settle for the store-brought snowflake or Santa wrapping paper you can find anywhere you turn during the holidays.

You've put so much thought into the gift you're giving that you should put a little additional thought into how you wrap it.

Personalized wrapping not only infuses your gift with even more thought, it also gives it that unique touch you won't get when you wrap it in generic paper.

Click through for 10 fun Christmas gift wrap ideas that range from super easy to creatively challenging. You're sure to find a unique gift wrap idea that will make your holiday gift extra-appreciated by the lucky recipient.


  • Go for a sweet retro look by dotting a gift with candy circles in holiday colors. Make sure you do it the safe way...don't want anyone eating glue! 

  • Here is a simply stunning way to turn a batch of baked goods into a boutique holiday gift. It's easier than you think!

  • Get the little ones giddy by giving them a gift in a shoebox that looks like the front of Santa's suit. Or make this St. Nick shoebox as a craft with the kids and use it as a secret stash for Christmas cookies!

  • Revamp an ordinary take-out box into an adorable holiday gift box with a musical touch. It's easier than you think!

  • As if the contents inside a little velvet box weren't enough to wow your gift recipient, take the box over-the-top by adding a little holiday snowflake bling on the outside. For you guys out there who need a quick, easy, yet pretty way to dress up the jewelry you've bought your wife or girlfriend for Christmas, look no further. All you need to pull off this dazzling look she'll go ga-ga for is some pretty snowflake stickers.

  • Both elegant and edgy, this luxe-look hatbox with patent leather and rhinestone letter stickers is a fab way to wrap up a gift for a teenage girl.

  • Do you find yourself with small sheets of plastic that manufacturers use in their packaging? Rather than tossing it out, recycle packaging into a window on a gift.

  • As sentiments run high during the holiday season, create a gift with a note of nostalgia by using art from your attic and desk drawer trinkets.

  • A mitten is a cute, quick way to give someone a gift card. Find this festive look here.

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