9 Creative Ways to Wrap Your Gifts

Bringing your A-game to gifting means your wrapping should be just as unforgettable as the gift itself. These homemade ideas add just the right amount of love, so your recipients won't want to throw any part of their present away.

1. Design Your Own Wrapping Paper

We're so over searching for the perfect gift wrap, especially since a DIY version gets it right every time. Plus, there are two easy ways to make it: by using a Cricut machine, and stamping by hand!

2. Stitch a Special Gift Bag

Forget buying the same gift bag everyone picked up at the local chain store. Hit your craft room instead and stitch up your own cute design. It only takes an hour, and because it's reusable it's kinda like a present in and of itself.

Making presents yourself is totally #GiftingGoals. Why can't your packaging be decked out and DIY, too? Not only is this bag easy and fun, it's also reusable — so it's like a whole other gift for your recipient!

3. Add No-Hassle Tassels

There's no need for any fancy gear or gift wrap — all you need to deck out your present is a cute-colored yarn ! This simple way to wrap presents is totally fun, and your recipient will love playing with the extra fringe.

Forget about run-of-the-mill bows; tassels are WAY more crafty. We love 'em on gifts, but they're super cute hanging on a wreath, tree or garland too!

4. Keep Gift Cards Cozy

Sticking a gift card in a store-bought holder is totally impersonal. Instead, cast on and make your own little pouch — it's quick, cute and the easiest way to DIY something unique for everyone on your list. Take your pick between these seed stitch, cabled and stockinette patterns!

While handmade gifts are a total blast to make, sometimes the person you're gifting to really could use a gift card. After you grab the one they'd like best, give it your personal made-with-love touch by knitting a gift card holder. There are four different patterns to choose from, and each one comes together in about the same amount of time it takes to buy the gift card itself.

5. Show Off Your Weaving Skills

This simple woven yarn design is a unique way to add color and texture to your gift. Best part: there are absolutely zero advanced skills required.

If you've been wanting to get in on the weaving trend, this could be your moment: This yarn design is a cute and unique way to personalize any gift wrap — and you don’t need to be a well-versed weaver to pull it together.

6. Knit Up Cute Bows

Ribbons aren't the only way to make a bow on your holiday gift. This adorable bow pattern is the perfect excuse to pick up your needles — all you gotta do is choose the color and yarn weight that speaks to you, then start stitching!

Cute sweater? Put a bow on it! Simple tote bag? Put a bow on it! Gift for a friend? You guessed it: put a bow on it. This super simple bow (you only need to know the knit stitch!) with give whatever you're making that little something extra.

7. Pump Up the Pom-Pom Power

These fluffy balls are so easy to make, you'll be done in four simple steps. Bonus: it's a great little project for busting your stash .

We've long been fans of putting a pom-pom on pretty much everything, so it's no surprise that we love this easy technique. All you have to do is wrap that gift in simple paper, then pom it up and — poof! — it's the best-looking present under the tree. If you've got a pom-pom maker, get ready to bust it out — or just use your fingers!

8. Tag Gifts With a Cookie

Finish your gift in the sweetest way possible — with a cookie fit for Santa himself. Bake your favorite sugar or gingerbread cookie recipe , top with fondant, then jazz it up with luster dust. You'll have the best gift tag in town.

‘Tis the season for treating everyone you love, and there’s no better way to finish a present than with a sweet gift tag cookie! After all, they’re easy to make, fun to display and oh-so-yummy to eat.

9. Cinch a Sweet Pouch

This DIY pouch makes wrapping small gifts a cinch (literally). All you need is a small amount of fabric and some ribbon for the drawstring and — voilà! — you've got the perfect way to gift jewelry and other small trinkets.

Make a small, personal gift like jewelry even cooler by packaging it up in an adorable, reusable pouch you sewed yourself!

September 04, 2019
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