Give a gift card in style with these adorable toy dinosaurs. Start with a small plastic toy, feel free to paint or embellish. Next wrap the gift card box. Attach box to toy with a bit of hot glue and some decorative yarn or bakers twine.
Kraft paper won’t stay brown for long once you raid the craft drawer and get creative. Decorative ribbons, small handpainted ornaments and yarn all take kraft paper to the next level of holiday wrapping.
Christmas in a Cone
Cones as gift holders are an older tradition. Bring them back with an updated version using funky scrapbooking paper and embellishments. Fill with small gifts and hang from the mantle or backs of chairs.
Usually Christmas crackers are made of paper, some go boom, but all our filled with tiny treats and toys. Instead of paper trying making crackers out of craft felt wrapped around spent toilet paper rolls.
If you are giving more than one gift why not stack them up. Wrap three boxes in green paper and another in brown. Stack like a Christmas tree using hot glue and top with trim and a star on top.
Custom Photo Paper
Some companies will custom print wrapping paper for you using your own photographs. Didn’t plan that far ahead? No worries, embellish an existing wrapped gift with small photos. Use a circular paper punch from the scrapbooking aisle to create your confetti and add to the your package with glue.
Gift bags always seem like a wrapping cop out, but not when those bags are handpainted with festive holiday colors. Go abstract, paint the recipients portrait or let the kids do their thing. One thing is certain everyone will know which gifts came from you.
Furoshiki is the Japanese art of wrapping gifts with fabric, usually lightweight scarves. Same concept, different textile. Cut up an old sweater and using hot glue wrap like a gift. Adorn with a vintage Christmas corsage or pin.
'Tis the Season for Stamping
Use decorative stamps and ink in holiday colors to adorn wrapping paper. You can also stamp straight onto a blank box and skip the wrapping all together.
Retro Rudolph Wrapping
These is nothing like the nostalgia of vintage wrapping paper. Try mixing some in with everything under the tree this year.