9 Inexpensive DIY Gift Wrapping Ideas

9 Inexpensive DIY Gift Wrapping Ideas

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Nancy Mitchell
Nov 24, 2015
(Image credit: Lay Baby Lay)

It's hard to deny that a beautifully wrapped gift, sitting under the tree or anywhere else, brings a certain pleasure. But it's also hard to justify spending a lot of money on gift wrap when you know it's just going to get torn up and thrown away (or recycled!) in a few days. That's why we've rounded up these 9 inexpensive DIY gift wrapping ideas — ways you can make your packages look like a million bucks without spending, well, a million bucks.

Above: DIY hand painted wrapping paper from Lay Baby Lay.

(Image credit: Liebsbotschaft)

From Liebsbotschaft: plain white paper feels extra special when dressed up with fancy string and wax seals.

(Image credit: Reading My Tea Leaves)

Even plain old newsprint can look fancy with the right presentation. Image from Reading My Tea Leaves.

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Dress up smaller packages with this printable gift wrap from DIY Candy.

(Image credit: Going Home to Roost)

Black paper and a white paint pen produces a fun chalkboard effect, as seen on Going Home to Roost.

(Image credit: A Ruffled Life)

Kraft paper, plus a few accessories, is anything but boring. From A Ruffled Life.

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This looks like sparkly paper, but you could also dress up black or white paper with a twig festooned with colorful pom poms. Image from A Ruffled Life.

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Splatter painted Kraft paper DIY from Go Forth!.

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And finally, from Odessa May Society: Kraft paper + twine + leftover Christmas tree bits = tiny DIY masterpiece.

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