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Make Your Own Wrapping Paper: Beautiful Holiday Gift Wrap DIYs

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This post shares ideas for how to make your own wrapping paper, including beautiful holiday gift wrap DIYs! Oriental Trading provided the materials to complete this project.

Make Your Own Wrapping Paper: Beautiful Holiday Gift Wrap DIYs

Did you see my post last week about 5 tips for holiday decorating on a budget? If you’re a crafty guy or gal, number 5—homemade gift wrap—is right up your alley. That’s what I’m talking about today.

And don’t think that pretty custom gift wrap is just for real presents—you can use it as a cheap and easy decor idea, too. Just grab some old boxes (if you have Amazon Prime you probably have approximately 1,000 at any given time) and to create some budget-friendly holiday decor pieces.

how to make your own wrapping paper
how to make your own wrapping paper

I teamed up with Oriental Trading to chat about how to make your own wrapping paper by putting together five beautiful holiday gift wrap DIYs. Although Oriental Trading sent me some of the craft supplies I used during this project fo free, all experiences are my own. I’ve also linked to the supplies I used from Oriental Trading below so that you can grab them for yourself!

Here’s what I used:

how to make your own wrapping paper

And here’s how to make your own wrapping paper.

*Note: I suggest wrapping the presents first, then customizing the wrapping paper. That way you can see exactly where your design is going!

1. Create a Painted Dipped Look

Use painter’s tape to tape off one side of your gift. Use scrap paper to cover the side you don’t want painted. After painting, remove the tape to reveal the dipped design. I also added burlap ribbon to this package.

burlap ribbon wrapping paper
burlap ribbon wrapping paper
burlap ribbon wrapping paper
how to make your own wrapping paper

2. Paint Splatter Wrapping Paper

This one is messy! Take your present outdoors, or lay down a drop cloth. Put paint on your brush and flick it onto the present. Let dry. I love how easy this technique is, but it’s really cool. And every present you do will be a bit different.

Check out these beautiful custom gift wrap DIYs!
paint splatter wrapping paper DIY

3. Simple Brushed Designs on Paper

Even if you aren’t a painter, simple brushed designs look lovely, especially on the brown paper. Trees, stockings, candy canes, and various stars are all pretty easy to do. To get a “brushed” look, avoid putting too much paint on your brush. Dab off extra paint on a paper towel.

Check out these beautiful custom gift wrap DIYs!
how to make your own wrapping paper
how to make your own wrapping paper
Check out these beautiful custom gift wrap DIYs!
how to make your own wrapping paper

For more holiday inspiration, check out my simple holiday home tour, my 7 ideas for clear ball Christmas ornament DIYs, my marbled clay tree ornaments, my paint stirrer Christmas tree ornaments, and my dried orange slice garland, and my scented pine cone potpourri!

4. Make Your Own Washi Tape Wrapping Paper

Use metallic washi tape to create designs on packages or paper bags. You can create geometric designs, or you can treat the Washi tape like it’s ribbon by wrapping it around the present and sticking it in place.

You can also use Washi tape on gift bags to customize them and add more interest. Bonus points for double up two techniques on a paper bag: Washi tape and simple brushed designs.

Washi tape presents
how to make your own wrapping paper
Washi tape presents
how to make your own wrapping paper
simple brushed designs
simple brushed designs

5. Use Natural Embellishments

Tuck small pine branches, rosemary sprigs, and pinecones into your ribbons for a beautiful, natural look. You can tie pinecones in place, or you can glue them.

Pinecones on a present
how to make your own wrapping paper
Pinecones on a present

Share my ideas for how to make your own wrapping paper on Pinterest!

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Theresa

Thursday 15th of December 2016

Pretty ideas! There are quite a few I really love. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party! Pinned & shared.

Brittany Goldwyn

Friday 16th of December 2016

Thanks Theresa, have a happy holiday!

Debra

Wednesday 14th of December 2016

You do such a beautiful job wrapping gifts! I will be honest and say I enjoy giving gifts, but I hate taking the time to wrap them. lol Anyway, thanks for sharing this with us at the Funtastic Friday Blog Hop!

Brittany Goldwyn

Wednesday 14th of December 2016

Aww, it's half the fun :) But thank you Debra!

Lindsay @ The DIY Mommy

Monday 12th of December 2016

What great ideas! Not only are they budget friendly but they offer that personal touch that makes your gift giving even more special. Great job!!

Brittany Goldwyn

Monday 12th of December 2016

Thank you so much Lindsay! <3

Lindi

Saturday 10th of December 2016

I seriously love all of these. I'm pinning like 10 photos, lol. I'll also be featuring you at the Creative Gallery this weekend! Yay! Thanks for sharing :)

Brittany Goldwyn

Saturday 10th of December 2016

Thank you Lindi!! <3 <3

Vineta @ The Handyman's Daughter

Monday 5th of December 2016

Love these ideas! The washi tape one is my favorite!

Brittany Goldwyn

Tuesday 6th of December 2016

Thanks lady! And that was probably the easiest <3

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