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Wrapping Paper Ideas

Wrapping Paper Ideas

Christmas is now less than a week away and, if you’re anything like me you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping, and the presents you have bought are all sitting there unwrapped and unfestive. Plus school’s out and you have kids to entertain – where will you find the time to wrap presents, let alone buy the paper? Well, how about killing two birds with one stone and get the kids in on the action with these great DIY Gift Wrap ideas found via Pinterest!

#1: Love Notes

This project was originally reserved as a cute idea for Valentines Day, but could easily be transported to fit the festive holiday season. Think favorite Christmas Carol lyrics, your best Christmas memories or cute quotes from the nativity story. Simply get brown postal paper, some charcoal or chalk and write away. Don’t forget to hairspray over the chalk at the end to avoid getting chalk dust everywhere and ruining your masterpiece!

love notes wrapping paper

#2: Polka Dot Wrapping Paper

I love this wrapping paper idea – although that could be because of my bizarre addiction to polka dots…All you need is brown postal paper, an old school pencil with an eraser on the end and a stamp pad. Roll out the paper, “stamp” the eraser of the pencil and away you go! Test out different patterns to see which one you prefer and you’re good to go!

polka dot wrapping paper

#3: Bubble Art Wrapping Paper

This is one the kids will seriously enjoy, and comes to us from In Lieu of Playschool. All you need is white craft paper, bubble liquid (you can find homemade recipes online or just store bought liquid will do), straws and a sense of adventure! Evenly distribute the liquids in small containers around the paper, grab a straw and blow until the bubbles start to build up and spill over the edge – creating unique patterns. Once you’ve finished with one area you can move on to another one! This idea will need some preparation though – the paper will be wet and require quite some time to dry – also, it may be wise to cover the area under the paper with a plastic table cloth just in case!

christmas bubble art 2 christmas bubble art

#4: Chalkboard Style

Chalkboard style DIY Projects have become increasingly popular recently – and this is one of my favorites. All you need is some black craft paper and a white paint marker/chalkboard marker and you’re set – wrap, write and go!

chalkboard gift wrapping

By G+ Author: Elizabeth Sanchez.

Elizabeth Sanchez
Blogger about Packaging Design Trends. An advocate of new, fun packaging designs and prototypes. Supporting creative packaging designs worldwide.
  • Allen Reid

    Great wrapping technique! It gives your gifts the start treatment.

  • Tracy Gray

    Impressive gift-wrap ideas its easy and doesn’t take a lot of time and effort!

  • Awesome techniques for wrapping papers..