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10 DIY Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas

We’re definitely in the holiday spirit here at Decoist, and it’s our goal to bring you a vibrant collection of festive ideas as it gets closer to Christmas! If you’re starting to plan your holiday gift wrapping strategy, this post is for you. We’ve rounded up our 10 favorite holiday gift wrap ideas, complete with gorgeous images and helpful links to the full tutorials. Whether you’re looking for something sparkly or something classic, we’ve got you covered. Enjoy these unique ideas, and stay tuned for more holiday fun all month long right here at Decoist!

A Touch of Sparkle

There’s something about the sparkle of metallic tones that makes the holidays come alive with magic. These DIY gold accented holiday gift wrap techniques from 100 Layer Cake add an enchanting element to your packages with the help of a gold fringe door curtain!

Gift wrap with gold accents 10 DIY Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas
Gift wrap with gold accents

Sequined yarn and sparkly stickers light up any gift box you bring to the table, thanks to this modern ribbon and sticker wrapping tutorial from At the Picket Fence:

Modern sparkly gift wrap idea 10 DIY Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas
Modern sparkly gift wrap idea

Creative Cutting

Sometimes a pair of scissors and a little creativity can completely transform a gift bag or a wrapped package. Embellish your holiday gifts (including the tags) with washi tape by following this handy tutorial from Brit + Co:

Washi tape gift wrap ideas from Brit + Co
Washi tape gift wrap ideas from Brit + Co

Pinata-style wrapping is gaining popularity–it’s as easy as adding some snips to crepe paper, streamers or tissue paper. Joy Cho of Oh Joy! shows us 3 ways to wrap odd-shaped objects, including this pinata-motif embellishment that enhances a mailing tube holding colorful arrows.

Pinata-style gift wrap
Pinata-style gift wrap

Beautiful Paper

Often the best DIY gift wrap ideas start with unforgettable paper. We’re talking the kind of paper that speaks for itself, needing little else than a ribbon to complete the look. We’re drawn to this Harvest Gift Wrap in the Rice pattern from Darling Clementine:

Gift wrap paper from Darling Clementine
Gift wrap paper from Darling Clementine

Sometimes the paper is free, as in the case of printable gift wrap, which gains popularity each gifting season! This printable gift wrap from minieco was originally designed for Halloween, but it’s perfect for gift recipients who love creative modern style. For a holiday-motif printable, check out minieco’s cross stitch wrap, which evokes the charm of a Christmas sweater.

Printable gift wrap from Minieco
Printable gift wrap from minieco

Some design enthusiasts start with beautiful paper, then take it to the next level with clever wrapping techniques. In November, Design Love Fest shared 3 awesome wrap ideas, including the use of printable gems and metallic tape.

Creative gift wrapping ideas from Design Love Fest
Creative gift wrapping ideas from Design Love Fest

Classic Holiday Style

We end with a trio of gift wrapping ideas that celebrate classic holiday symbols, such as the evergreen wreath! This DIY holiday gift wrap idea from Remodelista uses cedar branches to create a package that couldn’t be more chic:

DIY wreath gift wrap
DIY wreath gift wrap

The traditional candy cane is given a non-traditional twist in this gift rapping idea by Jenny from Hank & Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion. What spices up this look? The use of hot colors, such as radiant pink!

Bright gift wrap idea from The Sweetest Occasion
Bright gift wrap idea from The Sweetest Occasion

And you can’t go wrong with ball ornaments. These DIY Ornament Clusters from Oh Happy Day bring classic holiday style to any package they top. So festive!

Ornament cluster gift wrapping
Ornament cluster gift wrapping

Now that you’ve got the gift wrapping under control, it’s time to finish your holiday shopping. If you’re looking for ideas, be sure to check out our Decoist 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!

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