13 Creative Ideas for Wrapping Gifts

9. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!  Create snowman wrapping paper.

Cammie’s Inspiration

Painted snowman wrapping paper.

I love snowmen!  They are my favorite decorations at Christmas.  They are always so happy!  So, I couldn’t resist trying out this snowman wrapping paper.  The instructions I found at Artsy Craftsy Mom called for using sponges.  I didn’t have circular sponges, so I used the eraser end of a pencil.  

Cammie’s Wrapping Project

Materials Needed:

Construction Paper


Black Sharpie

Pencil with eraser

TIP:  Next time, I would draw out the snowman to get the dimensions right before I started. In my case, I had to keep making the snowman bigger to get him to fill up the page and look somewhat symmetrical.  Just like the inspiration, I could have added a top hat and scarf, but I liked the simplicity of this snowman.  And, notice, he is smiling!

Cammie’s Final Package

Painted snowman wrapping paper.

10. Eco-friendly Scarf Gift Wrap

Cammie’s Inspiration

Easy gift wrap with fabric.

As the weather turns colder, we pile on the coats, hats, mittens, gloves and scarves.  What a great way to give a gift of a scarf, use it as wrapping paper for a pair of gloves! My inspiration came from Heathered Nest. They have a cool image of all of the steps to make this a sure hit for wrapping.

Cammie’s Wrapping Project

Materials Needed:

Scarf or Flannel Fabric


Since I didn’t have a scarf, I made one.  I found a plaid flannel piece of material at home and cut 4” strips on each end for the fringe, and used it to wrap the present.  Place the package face down on the material, twist the material and wrap it around the back side of the package.  So, the front has a twist know and the back is flat (the bottom left picture shows the back side of the package).  Now, with the package face up, bring the ends of the scarf around to the front and tuck the ends under the twist knot.

Instructions for using fabric for gift wrapping.

The biggest challenge was to make sure the entire present was covered with the scarf.  In fact, I had to find a smaller box for the gloves.  You will also have to tuck the scarf under the twist on the top of the box to make sure it is covered.

Cammie’s Final Package

Great gift for Dad! Wrap in a warm scarf.


11. Accordion Christmas Tree

Katie’s Inspiration

Colorful Christmas tree gift wrap.

This accordion tree wrapping caught my eye. I found the inspiration at DIY n Crafts. The trimmings on their 3-D accordion tree are worth a peek! Unfortunately, I didn’t have the supplies and had to improvise. But, I think the bakers string works, too.

Katie’s Wrapping Project

Materials Needed:

Construction paper

Red and white yarn

This was one of my favorites to put together.

Start with a piece of construction paper, and fold it back and forth about 1/2″ wide.  When putting this together, I found it best to use a hot glue gun to securely adhere the Christmas tree to the wrapping paper. Lastly, wrap the string of “lights” and top it off with a felt star!

Make the accordion tree for the topper.


This looks like it took a lot of work, but it was really very easy!

Katie’s Final Package

I love the pop of color this one brought under the Christmas tree.

Creative kids gift wrap.

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