Get unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas that the recipient will love! These 50+ fun and easy DIYs are great for all sizes of gifts. You’ll definitely find something perfect for your present here.
I remember once in fifth grade when I wrapped a present for a birthday party of a classmate – and I used newspaper. My mom was completely grossed out by my present wrapping job and told me to go re-wrap it with real paper.
My guess is that it was lacking something special and it probably looked like it should be thrown in the recycle bin. I was young and didn’t have the internet to research any fancy ideas!
I’m glad that times have changed and now if I need gift wrapping inspiration, I can easily find it online. Turns out there are a ton of gift packing ideas, including newspaper (just sayin’, mom).
There are a variety of projects here, from small to large gifts – including oddly shaped items. And I’m not just limiting to Christmas, either. There are DIYs you can use all year. To get an idea of what I’m talking about, scroll down!
Gift Wrapping Ideas
If you want to add a special touch to your presents this year, check out these fun and unique gift wrapping ideas. All of these are easy to create! These DIYs are great for the holiday season, Christmas, and beyond.
Paint on Craft Paper
Use plain white kids craft paper and watercolors to make your own painted holiday gift wrap! It's easy even if you don't have any painting skills.
Use wool tartan fabric and bow ties for a more masculine gift wrap style. It's really easy to do . . . instead of tape, you'll just use hot glue on the back.
Flowers, leather braid and lace! This is a beautifully wrapped gift, isn't it? Perfect for the Boho or cottagecore lover in your life.
How to Wrap a Bicycle
Not sure how to wrap a bicycle? There are a lot of ways, and you can check them out here. These will look great under your Christmas tree!
Remember the spirograph? Use it to make interesting paper, in any colors you like. Use a spirograph, markers, and sheets of white craft paper.
Ice Cream Cone
To add a bit of dimension and fun to your paper, how about a pom-pom ice cream cone? So easy to make with basic craft supplies and goes with any kind of wrap! Kraft paper is perfect for this wrapping DIY.
How to Wrap a Gift Like a Professional
Brown paper packages tied up with . . ribbon? This is one of those simple gift wrapping ideas that makes you look like a pro! Try Casey's method. It's a guaranteed success rate of 100% (beautiful DIY gift) every time.
Merry Christmas Wrap
Have you started wrapping presents yet? This free printable 11 x 17 gift wrap is so cute and modern! Perfect for smaller Christmas gifts.
Confetti Gift Wrap
With clear cellophane and some paper scraps, you can make this pretty gift wrap that reminds me of a snow globe! This is cute for a birthday and I'd love to see it in holiday colors as well.
Easy Gift Bags
For items of an unusual size or shape, these bags can be made out of large sheets of decorative paper.
DIY Stamped Wrapping Paper
Courtney fell in love with beautiful gift wrap from a magazine – so she made her own DIY wrapping paper using stamps and glitter. So pretty! Learn how to make your own wrapping paper below.
DIY Rudolph Wrapped Gifts for Holidays
This Rudolph wrap is perfect for kids who gift to their teachers. These are very easy to make and the kids will love to lend a hand in decorating a sweet gift!
Paint by Number
Color copy old paint by numbers onto larger sheets of paper and use for original wrapping. The baker's twine addition is fabulous. This idea is perfect for small favors!
Colorful Christmas Gift Wrap
Not all gift wrapping ideas need an obviously Christmas-y theme. Sometimes going for bold is best! Learn how Sara decorated packages with honeycomb balls and festive festooning. If you want to stick a candy cane in for good measure, that would be fun too!
Put a Bird on It Gift Toppers
I love adding a little artistic flair to gifts, but sometimes I just don’t have all the time in the world to do so. That's where Brittany's printable comes in handy! Just put a bird on it.
DIY Christmas Light Wrapping Paper
While the Christmas lights were cut with a Cricut, it doesn't mean you couldn't make your own version with cardstock or construction paper. I love this cute gift wrap!
Kitty Paper Gift Box
Make this fun black cat paper gift box! It’s perfect for someone that has a Halloween birthday, or for any kitty lover in your life.
Make your wrapping more personalized with vintage maps (you can get color copies if you want to preserve the originals). Maps are one of my favorite gift wrapping ideas!
Air Force Flight Suit
This wrapping idea is perfect for the little pilot in your family! My favorite part? The little pocket with pens on the side. You could do this for a variety of uniforms.
DIY Gift Wrap for Christmas, the Easy Way!
If you tend to do things a little last minute like me, here’s an idea for embellishing Christmas gift wrap. This DIY is so fun and colorful!
Old Book Pages
The avid reader in your family will love these gift envelopes/bags made from old book pages. I love the look of this!
Let your gift recipient have a little bit of fun before opening their present! Use a word search generator online to make this type of gift wrap.
Photo Gift Wrap
Create a collage of your recipient’s favorite photos to make a gift feel even more special. You have to print this wrap out at Staples (or similar), but the end result is worth it.
Fox Gift Box
Make a super cute woodland themed gift box with this fun fox craft idea! Kids will love making it and you probably have a lot of the supplies already.
Beaded Gift Accents
Beads are not just for jewelry! Use various shaped beads to spruce up plain wrapping paper or tissue paper.
This butterfly wrapping paper is easy to make – and the butterflies look like they are coming off the package! Impress any gift recipient with your creativity.
Upcycle an old paper bag and some leftover cupcake liners to make this cute ornament wrapping paper. Kids will love making this gift wrapping idea!
Create these unique DIY gift bags with your favorite Mod Podge formula and sparkly confetti. This is perfect for gift wrapping on a budget! Not only that, but they make great favor bags for parties. So versatile.
Dress up plain craft bags with a paper doily, string, and these free printable floral pennants! Great for giving gifts to coworkers, neighbors, postal workers, and more.
Learn how to make your own easy DIY wrapping paper for Christmas with either a simple marker or custom stamps for a fun, modern look!
Furoshiki Gift Wrap
Furoshiki are Japanese wrapping cloths. In this tutorial, you will see how to stamp a plain bandana to wrap your present. Since it is reusable, it like giving an extra gift!
Sew & No-Sew Sacks
If you need gift wrapping ideas for larger gifts, Holly gives you two options for Santa sacks – one sew and one no-sew.
Beautiful packaging can make the most simple gifts extra special! Decorate paper mache boxes with paint and decoupage medium. This is perfect for smaller gifts.
Make a really sturdy gift bag that doesn't easily fall over by wrapping a cereal box with paper! They stand up perfectly even with odd shaped gifts inside.
Dried orange slices, a bit of greenery, and twine create a beautifully wrapped gift inspired by Scandinavian design.
Make your gift look like it has traveled the world to get to its recipient with some printable stamps! Where did Santa stop on his journey? Your kids will find out!
Cricut Gift Bag
Use your Cricut EasyPress to make a fun gift bag that can hold uniquely shaped items. It's really easy to make with pattern pieces provided.
Paint Plain Gift Boxes
No need to actually wrap your boxes. Just paint them and they can look as good as these! You can tape off different designs quite easily.
White tissue paper and food coloring or paints can be used to make really unique wrapping paper! This is one your kids will enjoy doing with you.
Scrapbook Paper Gift Bags
Scrapbook paper always has beautiful designs, so why not use it to make gift bags? This would be a great way to use up some leftover pieces!
Painted and Stenciled
Use your favorite stencils to cover white wrapping paper or craft paper. These beauties were created with Martha Stewart stencils.
Regular gift wrap gets an upgrade with washi tape and a pom pom yarn tie. You can make this holiday themed, but it's also perfect for every day gifting.
Panda Gift Wrap DIY
If all my Christmas presents come wrapped like pandas this year, I won't be sad. I love their pom pom ears!
Silhouette Words Wrap
Download this black and white printable wrapping paper for unique gift wrap! Leave it as is, or color in some of the words for a pop of color.
Reindeer Footprint Wrap
Your kids will love helping you make some special reindeer wrapping paper using their footprints! This is such a special gift wrap idea you can make every year.
Printable Gift Card Holders
Giving a gift card or small present doesn't mean you can't make it look beautiful! Get the free template to make small gift card boxes on this site.
Chalkboard Paper Wrap
Turn plain black craft paper into a fun chalkboard wrap! Just write what you like with a piece of chalk or a chalk pen. No need for a gift tag because you can put the message directly onto the package.
Dress Up Packages with Yarn
Dress up plain wrap with yarn! Find out how to make a yarn bow, pom-pom, and a weave pattern for your presents.
Duct Tape Bows
Find out how to make duct tape bows to spruce up plain wrapping paper. Imagine bows that stay looking perfect!
Cheese Box Packaging
If you eat the Laughing Cow cheese like I do, turn the containers into small gift boxes with wrapping paper and glue.
If you enjoyed these unique wrapping ideas, I’d love for you to check out these other posts:
- Christmas Gift Card Holders Make the Holidays Fun
- DIY Snow Globes You’ll Love to Make for Christmas
- Unique DIY Advent Calendars You’ve Never Seen
- Felt Christmas Ornaments to Make for Your Tree
- DIY Christmas Stockings to Hang on the Mantel