That’s a Wrap! | Best Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

Christmas is fast approaching, and that means all those lovely things you’ve bought (or made!) will need to be packaged up in pretty wrapping. Here are my favourite DIY Christmas gift wrapping ideas – I hope they give you a little inspiration and help you save some pennies along the way…

Wrapping paper is everywhere, and there’s no denying how beautiful it is. But have you thought of making your own? Say no to over-priced rolls of paper and print designs at home in seconds. These free printables from Lia Griffith are colourful and classic – tartan always makes me think of warm scarves and cold weather.

Christmas gift wrapping ideas - free printable tartan wrapping paper

One of the more unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas I’ve come across is this one – where you tie stamped doilies to a brown paper wrapped present. I especially like the frugal tip of cutting your own doilies out of recycled paper!
This is a really elegant idea which I’ll definitely be trying out.

Doilies and brown paper - Christmas gift wrapping ideas

How about this doodle-friendly chalkboard paper by Going Home to Roost? All you need is black craft paper, a white paint marker and a good imagination. This one would be a great way of getting the kids involved…

Chalkboard wrapping paper

These printable letter labels on For Chic Sake can be used for almost anything! But we agree that they are extra well suited to personalised Christmas wrapping. I think they would look great over any type of wrapping paper – how about choosing a polkadot print that matches the label’s colour?

Christmas gift wrapping ideas - initial labelsYou can do nearly anything with Washi tape – and that includes adding the finishing touch to your Christmas presents! These Washi tape pinwheels are quick to make and oh-so festive. You could mix up the colour too – why not shy away from traditional reds and greens, and try a regal mix of purple and gold instead?

Christmas gift wrapping with washi tape

If you’re short on time or money (or both), then you can’t do better than this easy snowflake wrapping by Splash of Something. Get the kids to cut out a snowflake and tie it over some plain brown paper – the result is not only absolutely beautiful, but also filled with love. If the kids won’t play ball – or you don’t have any – then get stuck in yourself. Whoever is on the receiving end of the gift will appreciate the effort you’ve put in!

Handmade snowflake wrapping by Splash of SomethingWho said it had to be all about the paper? This tutorial on Live Laugh Rowe features wooden tags and flannel fabric. I love their suggestion that you could use an old flannel shirt! You could also use a different fabric – if you have scraps, why not use them up this way?

DIY Rustic Christmas Wrapping


Or why not do something completely out of the ordinary, and decorate your presents with a crochet centerpiece? Messyla has found a way to turn the humble, much shunned Brussels sprout into a gorgeous present topper – and I’m a huge fan. This is such a quirky and cute idea! Forget putting them on your plate -just put the sprouts on your presents instead.

crochet brussels sprout present topperIf you’re an avid stitcher, you’ll just love this embroidered wrapping paper. This idea comes from A Little Empty Room – who has used red, white and navy yarn in her festive designs. You could create almost anything – how about stitching a message onto the paper?

besticktes Geschenkpapier little empty room 3

And last but certainly not least, these gorgeous ‘pillow boxes’ are made out of toilet rolls! So save up those little cardboard cylinders – they can be used to hold sweets, toys and other tiny treasures. Visit the Gina Tepper blog for lots more crafty tutorials.

recycled gift wrap idea using toilet rolls from Gina Tepper


I hope you’ve enjoyed these crafty Christmas gift wrapping ideas – and that you’re feeling inspired to try them out!

Take a peek at the blog for lots more Christmas ideas – from delicious recipes to quick handmade gifts. It’s not too late to make something special!  And if you’re lacking the materials, don’t forget we have lots of yarn and fabric in the store.


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