DIY Hanukkah Gift Wrapping Ideas

Make your Hanukkah gifts look great for eight nights straight with these ideas from HGTV Magazine. That's a wrap!

Hanukkah Wrapping Paper Crafts

Blue Hanukkah Gift Wrapping Ideas

Make your gifts great eight nights straight with these ideas from HGTV Magazine.

Photo by: Philip Friedman

Philip Friedman

Make a Dreidel Snowflake Topper

Hanukkah Present With a Dreidel Gift Topper

DIY Dreidel Snowflake Gift Topper for Hanukkah

This Hanukkah present from HGTV Magazine is topped with a DIY dreidel snowflake.

Photo by: Philip Friedman

Philip Friedman

Here's how:

  1. Wrap a box with patterned paper.

  2. Cut a square of tissue paper that’s slightly smaller than the box and fold it in half twice. Set the resulting square in front of you so the single-folded edge is on the left and the double-folded edge is on the top. (It should open like a book.)

  3. Fold the top-right corner down diagonally, then flip the square over and do the same thing with the top-left corner to create a triangle. On the closed point of the triangle, draw a dreidel shape as shown.

  4. Cut out the dreidel shape as shown. Unfold.

  5. Repeat steps 2, 3 and 4 with smaller squares and different colors of tissue. Layer the squares, sticking them to one another and the box with glue dots.

Check out this video to see the how-to.

Try Stamping Paper

Hand-Stamped Hanukkah Gift Wrap

DIY Stamped Wrapping Paper for Hanukkah Gifts

This Hanukkah gift is wrapped with DIY stamped wrapping paper.

Photo by: Philip Friedman

Philip Friedman

Here's how:

  1. Cut a piece of solid-color wrapping paper big enough for your box. (We used this one from JAM.)

  2. Stamp the paper to spell “Happy Hanukkah,” spacing the letters out as evenly as possible in a grid pattern.

  3. Wrap the box. Tie ribbon into a bow in one corner.

Create Cardboard Crackers

DIY Hanukkah Poppers for Gifts

DIY Holiday Crackers

These DIY Hanukkah crackers are perfect for small gifts.

Photo by: Philip Friedman

Philip Friedman

Here's how:

  1. Cut sheets of tissue paper big enough to wrap around a cardboard tube, like a toilet paper roll, adding 5 inches to each side. Cut fringe into the sides.

  2. Place a gift in the tube and wrap the tissue paper around it a couple of times. Tie the ends with ribbon.

  3. Cut a piece of wrapping paper a bit shorter than the tube and long enough to wrap around it once. Wrap it around the tube; secure with tape. (We used these two patterns from Minted.)

Make a Honeycomb Dreidel Topper

DIY Hanukkah Gift Wrapping Idea With Dreidels

DIY Honeycomb Dreidel Gift Topper

These Hanukkah presents are topped with DIY honeycomb dreidels.

Here's how:

  1. Wrap boxes with patterned papers. (We used these two from Minted.)

  2. Honeycomb balls come folded flat. Draw half of a dreidel shape on the paper backing of each one, then cut them out. The large, two-tone honeycomb is from Oriental Trading.

  3. Unfold the dreidels and stick them to the boxes with double-sided tape.

Paint Your Paper

DIY Painted Hanukkah Gift Wrap

DIY Painted Wrapping Paper Idea

This DIY wrapping paper features hand-painted candles and a gold ribbon.

Photo by: Philip Friedman

Philip Friedman

Here's how:

  1. Cut a piece of recycled white sketch paper from a roll big enough for your box.

  2. Using blue watercolor paint and a 1/2-inch flat brush, paint candles on the paper in straight strokes. Vary the angles and leave enough space between the candles for flames.

  3. Using gold paint and a round brush, paint a flame above each candle.

  4. Let the paper dry, then wrap the box and tie gold ribbon around it in a bow.

Add a Confetti Gift Tag

DIY Hanukkah Gift Tag Idea

Hanukkah Gift With a DIY Confetti Tag

This Hanukkah gift wrapped with silver metallic paper, glitter ribbon and a DIY gift tag.

Photo by: Philip Friedman

Philip Friedman

Here's how:

  1. Wrap a box with solid-color paper. Tie ribbon into a bow in one corner.
  2. Write the gift recipient’s name in the center of a blue piece of card stock with a silver paint pen.
  3. Sprinkle confetti and sequins around the name. Cover the card stock with a self-adhesive laminating sheet (available at office supply stores) or wide, clear packing tape. Press down firmly to remove any air bubbles.
  4. Cut out a tag shape (ours measures 5 inches by 7 inches). Tie the tag to the bow with ribbon.

Try Washi-Tape Menorahs

DIY Hanukkah Gift Wrap Idea

Hanukkah Gifts With Washi Tape Menorahs

These blue Hanukkah presents are decorated with washi tape menorahs.

Photo by: Philip Friedman

Philip Friedman

Here's how:

  1. Wrap boxes with solid-color papers.

  2. To decorate, cut washi tape into strips to create a menorah as shown, then cut gold washi tape into small diamonds for each flame. “Light” the number of candles on each menorah to designate which night of Hanukkah the present should be opened!

Go for Gelt Ribbon

Hanukkah Gift With Gelt Ribbon

DIY Gelt Ribbon Hanukkah Gift Wrap Idea

This Hanukkah gift is wrapped with metallic paper and a DIY gelt ribbon.

Photo by: Philip Friedman

Philip Friedman

Here's how:

  1. Wrap a box with solid-color paper. (We used this one from Blick.)

  2. Trace different-sized pieces of gelt onto gold card stock, then cut out the circles slightly smaller than what you traced.

  3. Dab some hot glue on the back of a piece of gelt and lay twine over it, then press a card-stock circle over the glue while it’s still hot to sandwich the twine. Repeat with more gelt, spacing the pieces about 1/4 inch apart. Continue until the twine is long enough to tie around the box.

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