Every year I have big goals for wrapping the most gorgeous-looking pressies for under the tree. I love the idea of personalising gifts and I think there’s nothing sweeter than when someone really takes the time to not only purchase a beautiful gift but also ensures the wrapping looks perfect! This year I am all about the personalised, DIY wrap and I’ve been trawling the web to bring you the very best DIY gift wrapping round-up.
This year I’m keeping things simple with my gifts because, if I’m honest, I’m pretty terrible at wrapping! I’m going with simple wrap with ribbon bows to add some class. Plus it means I can hide any crappy wrapping behind a big, pretty ribbon!
Most of these DIYs are so easy, you would most likely have the goods needed already at home. So this festive season, steer clear of the generic, store bought wrap and make something a little special for your loved ones!
Keep it simple + minimal
I’m ALL about Scandinavian and minimalist-inspired design. I love it! And the ol’ Nordic look is super popular (and so easy to create) for Christmas wrapping right now. The key to this look is to go minimal. Think brown or white paper with hints of black and minimalist patterns.
White and black wrap is so chic, and so popular! Print your own wrapping at home by downloading a pre-designed pattern online! This gorgeous printable minimalist wrap is by Homey Oh My .
When you’re trying to keep things super simple and let your tree do the talking in stead, you can’t go past classic brown paper wrap. Add some festive greenery and you’ve got a chic gift. Brown paper wrap inspiration by These Four Walls.
This is one of my favourite ideas for jazzing up what would normally be a plain-looking present. Add some sparkle to your pressies like Monika Hibbs and get creative with some glittering ornaments as gift toppers! You can pick up cheap packs of ornaments from your local supermarket, craft store or even Kmart.
If you’re a little more into getting your hands dirty and letting your creativity shine through go for the painted paper approach like this awesome DIY by Lay Baby Lay. Simple string garlands and handmade pom poms add a little something extra!
This is one of my favourite examples of how to add a little glitz (and personalisation) to each family member’s gift by Boxwood Designs. Cut your own letters out of glittery card from your local craft store or stationery supply shop!
This DIY is a colourful take on the traditional style of Christmas wrap by Art As Life. I love how the glittery Christmas card almost becomes part of the wrap!
Washi tape is so cheap and so much fun to design with. This is such a cool idea on how to jazz up some plain paper with a little tape by Almost Makes Perfect.
My super simple DIY wrap choice is cheap as chips! I re-used some brown paper wrap I had left over from previous gift-giving days + picked up some gold and silver wrap on the cheap at my local post office. I shopped at my local sewing store to buy a few meters of black and white ribbon to add a little something to an otherwise boring-looking present! Just add a cute tag (I’ve used paper tags that tie up underneath the ribbon) and you’re good to go! No one would ever know about your less than mediocre wrapping abilities 😉
Another fabulous DIY on the cheap! Simply jazz up some black or dark grey wrapping with a gold sharpie pen and add some butchers string for a rustic touch! So simple but looks super effective! Check out the DIY by Lil Blue Boo here.
There you have it friends! 10 super simple (and cheap) alternatives to boring ol’ store bought wrapping! Get creative this season and add a personalised touch to your gift giving!