8 Creative DIY Gift Wrapping Ideas to Make Any Present Seem Like a Million Bucks

It’s no secret that half the fun of receiving that holiday gift you’ve been waiting for all year is tearing away at the gift wrap in anticipation of what lays inside. This year, take your gifts above and beyond with some cool and creative gift wrapping!

We’ve rounded up eight amazingly adorable gift wrapping ideas that are so simple to make and will really take your gift giving to another level. If you’re looking for even more inspiration, take a peek at our article on small ways to make a big difference in your gift wrapping or our roundup of creative gift wrap ideas!


  • Lovely Lillies

    Why buy a bouquet of flowers that will wilt away when you can attach these beautiful paper lilies to your box?! Oh Happy Day has the DIY for this unique gift wrapping idea that is sure to wow any giftee.

  • Tiny Reindeer

    Invite Rudolph to your holiday festivities with this adorable reindeer gift wrap craft from Bumble Bee Craft Den. Perfect for gifts smaller in size like jewelry or soap, this

  • Get Creative with Colors

    Head over to your local hardware or paint store and stock up on paint chips for this creative idea from D. Sharp! If you know your giftee’s favorite color, why not personalize your wrapping to suit their style?
  • Teacher's Trimmings

    If you or one of your loved ones happens to be a teacher, chances are you have tons of bulletin board trimmings stuffed in the back of that utility closet. All those mismatched patterns and stickers will turn your gifts into a colorful creation your giftee will want to frame and cherish! The Thompson Family has the how-to for this fun idea.
  • Mini Wreaths

    Bring the beauty of winter foliage into your gift wrapping with this DIY idea from Crafts Unleashed. You can even create mini wreaths to help decorate and add some holiday cheer to your home.

  • Folded Flowers

    Create your own beautiful paper flowers to sass up that gift wrap with this simple step-by-step guide from Whimsical World of Laura Bird. This is a great project to help rid of old magazines, scrap paper, and even worn books!

  • A Touch of Sweetness

    How sweet would these gifts look under that Christmas tree? Grab some craft cardboard boxes and adorn them with all those leftover peppermint candies and prepare to you’ve just turned your gifts from wow to WOAH thanks to this idea from My Home Ideas.

  • Glossy Florals

    Grab that pile of old magazines and newspapers and reuse them to make wow-worthy creations with this floral gift wrap idea from Brit co!

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