12 Clever Gift Wrapping Techniques

DIY Gift Wrap Ideas: Tissue Paper Pom-Pom

In our house, the way a gift is wrapped is every bit as impor­tant as what’s inside. All the fun is in the antic­i­pa­tion! Here are 12 orig­i­nal gift wrap­ping ideas and tech­niques to get you inspired.

All of the tuto­ri­als are from the Finnish blog Oh Pack­age!, one of our new favorite go-to sites for cre­ative pack­ag­ing ideas. Be sure to check out the fab gift wrap and sup­plies in the online shop as well!

Now let’s get wrapping…

DIY Gift Wrap Ideas: Multicolor Twine Knots

DIY Gift Wrap Idea #1: Mul­ti­color Twine Knots
It’s so fun to col­lect col­or­ful baker’s twine that you end up with far more than needed for cook­ing. Plus who wants to get turkey juice on candy-striped bak­ers twine? It’s too pretty for that! So why not dress up a card­board box or Kraft paper with it? It looks so fes­tive that it works for almost any occasion.

DIY Gift Wrap Ideas: Washi Tape Monogram

DIY Gift Wrap Idea #2: Washi Tape Mono­gram
Any excuse to col­lect rolls of col­or­ful Washi tape is a good one. What a great, easy way to per­son­al­ize a package—and you get to avoid wor­ry­ing with a tag.

DIY Gift Wrap Ideas:Braided Twine

DIY Gift Wrap Idea #3: Braided Yarn
Who knew a sim­ple weave of yarn could look so mod­ern? Get­ting the recip­i­ent to bust through this pretty pack­ag­ing will take some convincing.

DIY Pinwheel Bow

DIY Gift Wrap Idea #4: Pin­wheel Bow
Pin­wheels are one of those child­hood sym­bols that never loose their magic, and they trump a plain old bow any day. In this tuto­r­ial, the process for cre­at­ing one is shown in just two photos—and once again, you get to make use of more pretty notions: buttons!

DIY Folded Paper & Twine Gift Wrap

DIY Gift Wrap Idea #5: Folded Paper & Twine
This tech­nique looks impres­sively hard, but it’s really super easy! Just fold the paper as shown in the easy-to-follow tuto­r­ial, tape the sides, and presto!—another clever alter­na­tive to a bow.

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DIY Gift Wrap Idea #6: Sil­ver Foil & Paper Cuts
You can cre­ate pack­ag­ing wor­thy of the MoMA store with these hand­made angels paired with del­i­cate sil­ver twine. The sweet lit­tle cake paper is the per­fect touch too!

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DIY Gift Wrap Idea #7: Cookie Cut­ter Tags
Acces­soriz­ing a larger gift with a mini gift is a fun way to hint at what’s inside or give a trin­ket that will be cher­ished, but is per­haps too small to be wrapped. Attrac­tive cook­ing uten­sils, orna­ments, or toys also work great.

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DIY Gift Wrap Idea #8: Baker’s Twine Snowflake
This awe­some tuto­r­ial shows you how to shape an elab­o­rate snowflake design with pins and baker’s twine. Sprin­kle the pack­age with a few cutout dots and you’re set with one beau­ti­ful bundle.

DIY Baker's Twine Pom-Pom

DIY Gift Wrap Idea #9: Baker’s Twine Pom-Pom
In five easy steps Oh Pack­age! shows you how to use a fork and some twine to fash­ion a fes­tive Pom-Pom. Why stop with only one when they’re this easy to make?

DIY Cross-Stitch Gift Tag

DIY Gift Wrap Idea #10: Cross-Stitch Gift Tag
Another great alter­na­tive to the ordi­nary gift tag. All presents would ben­e­fit from this heart­warm­ing touch.

DIY Washi Tape Candle Cards

DIY Gift Wrap Idea #11: Washi Tape Can­dle Card
What a great project for lit­tle ones to do next time you attend a birthday—it’s a gift all on it’s own.

DIY Tissue Paper Pom-Pom

DIY Gift Wrap Idea #12: Tis­sue Paper Pom-Pom
Next time you want to go really bold, for­get the yarn and go straight to the tis­sue paper. This tuto­r­ial shows you how to make one big and beau­ti­ful pack­age topper.

For more great ideas on pack­ag­ing gifts, be sure to check out the Oh Pack­age! blog!

  • Alice

    i love the washi tape can­dle cards! what a fun idea and project for kids.

  • Melissa Kojima

    So many lovely ideas! I can’t wait to try some of them! I love the twine snowflake & the washi tape mono­gram! Pin wheel bow is so cool too! Thanks for all the ideas!

  • disqus_l5F6cktVt3

    Gor­geous! Love them all!!

  • http://www.thehomeyowl.blogspot.com/ Sta­cia

    These are all so delight­ful! I love what an art form pack­age wrap­ping can be!

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