Wrapping Paper and Bow Made from Packaging ItemsIf you are an online shopper, some companies send a lot of packaging items and I keep them because they can be useful like for making your own wrapping paper. I didn't have any wrapping paper besides Christmas theme, so I came up with this using kraft paper and a bow made from tissue paper from Victoria's Secret.
Newspaper Gift BagIt's easy to make a gift bag using any paper including newsprint, brown parcel paper, or gift wrap. If you want to go the eco route then newspaper looks just fine if you add some lovely ribbon, bows, buttons, flowers, raffia, or other colourful embellishments to finish it off.
Happy Birthday Gift BagNeed a last minute gift bag? You can make your own with a plain kraft paper grocery bag! I had an irregular shaped gift (helmet) that really couldn't be wrapped so this worked perfectly and only cost me 10 cents (for the kraft bag) and supplies I already had at home.
Personalized Initial Confetti Gift Wrap PaperThis is a cute way of gift wrapping by adding a personalized touch with the recipient's initial, while also repurposing any packaging supplies you may have (from online orders, store purchases, etc).
Make Your Own Wrapping PaperTake some plain brown parcel paper and make it into a sheet of cool fashionable decorative gift wrap. You don't have to be an artist. Take a look at the example paper I have decorated below and be inspired to design and make your own
Make Your Own Gift Wrapping PaperI have an abundance of packaging paper that I receive and save from my online purchases.
Recycled Paper Gift EnvelopesIt's always a shame to throw away used gift paper (or any craft paper) when you have some left over. Here's a method of turning those scraps into gorgeous little gift envelopes.
Colorful Children's Birthday Gift WrapTurn unprinted newsprint paper into gift wrap for your children's gifts. This is such a fun project, there is no right or wrong! The kids can even help to make their own gift wrap and use it to cover birthday gifts for their friends.
Upcycled Food Box Gift BagDon't throw away your cardboard food boxes. Turn them into gift bags in a few simple steps!
Vintage Rose Gift BagCelebrate the joy of gift giving with this project. Turn an ordinary brown paper bag into an extraordinary gift bag that is sure to make the recipient feel special. The roses are made from an egg carton tray, so this is also a budget-friendly winner!
"Sweet" Gift BagMany brands of sugar include a cookie recipe on the bag. This gave me the idea to make the cookies as a gift, then turn the sugar bag into the gift bag. The recipient receives a nice treat as well as the recipe all in one bag.
Black Tie Gift BagDress a wedding gift in formal wear with this tuxedo-style bag, or use it for a special gift for that special man in your life.
Make Your Own Photo Wrapping PaperHere's a way to personalize all your gifts in a way no one else can. Select your favorite photos or make photos that are meaningful to you (the giver) or the recipient.
Handprint Gift WrapAdd that extra "touch" and make a gift more personal with this handprint gift wrap craft.