7 Quick And Creative Gift Wrap Ideas

Part of the fun of receiving a gift is unwrapping the present. And a beautifully wrapped gift is an art in itself.

Because  you’ll probably be wrapping  loads of presents in the next few days, I thought you might enjoy these inspiring and creative gift wrap ideas.

Not only do they look stylish and original, but they’re also so quick and easy to do. But the best thing about them is that you’ll already have available most things you’ll need for the gift wrapping. So these ideas are really cost effective too.

3D wrapping paper

3D Wrapping Paper

Instead of buying wrapping paper, have you ever thought of making your own?  This 3D wrapping paper creates a really dramatic effect, yet takes no time at all. The butterflies or bows in a contrasting colour give it such a wow factor.

Ombre wrapping paper


Ombre Wrapping Paper

This hand painted Ombre wrapping paper couldn’t be easier to do. And as Ombre is a big trend right now in fashion and interiors you’ll get extra style points for presenting a gift in ombre gift wrap.

Ruled gift wrap

Ruled Gift Wrap

It’s amazing how standard, every day materials can take on a whole new appearance with a bit of imagination. Go old school and use regular ruled paper as gift wrapping. The addition of a bow and simple red ribbon are the perfect finishing touches.

Gift tags with a difference

Gift Tags Lolly Pop Sticks

Instead of just adding a gift tag as an afterthought, how about making it an integral part of your presentation? These gift tags create a striking decorative effect. And would you believe, they are made from nothing simpler than wooden ice lolly sticks and coloured yarn!

Use one stick to write who the gift is to, another who it is from, and the third for a short personalised message.

How to make a paper bow

Chevron bows

A bow just adds decorative flair to any gift. And these paper bows with a trendy chevron pattern add an extra little twist. You can find the instructions of how to make one here along with free template to download.

Wine bottle cozy

wine bottle cozy
This wine bottle cozy looks so snug. The perfect packaging for this time of year, it turns one gift into two. And it’s made from an old jumper. So if you have any worn out old jumpers, this is an ideal way to recycle and re-purpose them.


Gift cuff

Gift cuff and pom pom
Here’s another way to re-use an old sweater. Create a cuff that wraps around a boxed gift for a simple, but really stylish effect. The tactile texture and grey colour contrasts so beautifully with the simple box.  And the woolly pom pom, just finishes it perfectly.

Which gift wrap idea do you like best? Please tell me in the comments below.

PS: Here are even more gift wrap ideas for you …

[Photo Credits: 1 – Willowday | 2 – Gave That | 3 – Adelle | 4 – A Little Hut | 5 – Ellinee | 6 – Grey Likes Weddings | 7 – Boxwood Clippings ]
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  1. Rupert Cameron Sully says:

    I love the 3d wrapping images. I think the secret to real WOW wrapping is realising that you can break out in this way and that wrapping does not need to be a ‘cover’ but part of the gift experience. If you have ever seen a kid encounter a gift box that looks like a Reindeer you will know what I mean. some times I wonder if they get more pleasure out of that or the contents =) I did a short blog about fun ideas like that: – http://www.threegurus.com/post/37408382697/how-to-gift-wrap-a-cat-and-other-tricks

  2. Totally enjoyed this article. Beautiful wrapping and ideas. I am sharing all over the place; fb etc