Learn creative gift wrapping ideas for any shaped gifts. 5 creative ideas for gift wrapping to use all year long as you wrap your gifts.
Christmas Gift Wrapping Idea
Wrapping presents is not my most favorite thing to do. However, I love shopping for just the right present and I love looking at pretty presents. I just don’t like spending time or a bunch of money on wrapping presents.
If you read my post about using Tulle instead of ribbon, you know I love unique gift wrap ideas. I want to share 5 more creative Christmas gift wrapping ideas that I love and hope you’ll love as well. Also, if you have an awkwardly shaped, you can always use a gift bag with tissue paper.
Creative Gift Wrap Ideas
Each tutorial provides DIY inspiration for gift wrapping under the Christmas tree and year round.
1. Giant Coloring Pages
Do your kids have any giant coloring books? I mean the super over-sized books that are the size of 2 or 3 coloring books? My kids have a couple and they love them.
It is just so much fun to color on a gigantic piece of paper! Thinking of how much my kids loved these giant sheets, I thought, “Why not wrap a present in it?” The paper is big enough for a variety of presents.
To me, this would be the perfect creative gift wrapping idea for a gift for a budding artist. I even included a package of crayons as the topper on the gift box instead of a bow.
2. Candy Bow Toppers
Have you ever noticed how a package of candy, when cinched in the middle, looks like a bow? I think this is going to be my new favorite way for wrapping kids’ presents. Another idea is to attach candy canes for Christmas gift-wrapping on craft paper.
I simply wrapped the gift in white butcher paper and wrapped colored string around it. Then, I wrapped a length of string around the middle of the package of candy to shape into a bow.
You can either tie or tape on your candy bow to the front of the package. I used a snack size package on this smaller gift, but a larger bag of candy would look just as cute!
I bought a roll of white paper a couple of years ago from Mardel and I still have a bunch. You can find it on Amazon, too. This is A LOT of wrapping paper, so it will last quite a while!
3. Brown Paper Packages
There is something about brown paper packages that just screams beautiful simplicity. At my house we always have brown paper on hand because our local grocery store still offers paper bags. I choose paper every chance I get.
Cut the bottom off the bag and then cut the length of paper you need for the gift. Once I wrapped the gift, I wrapped bright ribbon around the package and finished it off with a simple loop. You can also use washi tape, baker’s twine or letter stickers to adorn the package.
More ideas to attach with hot glue include pine cones, dried orange slices, greenery and garland.
Do you want to know another thing I love about this wrapping? You don’t need a gift tag because you can just write directly on the wrapping! These colorful permanent markers work great for writing the name of the gift recipient.
4. Classic Black Paper
If you are hoping for a more modern chic look to your presents, choose black paper to wrap your gift. My package was small enough that I just used a piece of black construction paper.
However, you can also buy black paper on the roll if you think you’ll want a larger quantity. I used a white crayon to create a simple, yet elegant design.
As with the brown kraft paper, this wrapping also serves as your gift tag as well! The crayon worked well, but it obviously dulls with use.
If you were going to wrap several packages this way, you might also want to buy a white gel pen or paint pen. This will give your gift a more finished look.
5. Dollar store ornaments
For a fancier gift wrapping idea, grab some snowflakes and ribbon or yarn! I love this idea and think it looks like fancy store wrapping without the cost.
For this look, I wrapped the entire package in white paper. Then I used 2″ wide dark blue ribbon and strung it down the middle of my package. I bought a package of about 10 snowflakes from Dollar Tree for an inexpensive topper.
These are plastic snowflakes, but they are so pretty (and glittery). I weaved the 1″ wide ribbon through the snowflake and then centered it all on the wider ribbon.
I just love this creative gift wrapping idea. It literally took me 3 minutes to wrap this, but I just love it!
If you can’t find snowflakes at your local dollar store, you can find similar ones on Amazon.