25 Creative and Frugal DIY Gift Wrapping Ideas

gift wrap collageChristmas time is a time of celebration.  Suddenly every little detail becomes part of the anticipation of the season.  The wrapping is a very important part of gift exchanging.  Showing your loved one that they are important enough for you to spend your time making something equally beautiful on the outside of the package as what they will receive on the inside makes Christmas a little more special.

These packages are frugal ideas for making your packages special.  I think you will be surprised at the absolute beauty in the following images.

Tiffany blue ribbon on a while package with a dollar store snowflake ornament makes a beatifully simple statement on this package. Glitter Snowflake GiftFound on craftionary.net

Every kid in the world would love a candy gift topper.

Candy Bow Gift


This idea of using newsprint for the entire package is both frugal and beautiful.  The simplicity is divine!
Book Page GiftFound on mylifeabundant.com

The chalkboard paint on this Christmas bulb is a beautiful way to tag packages. chalkboard paint gift wrapFound on fabhousewife.com

Packages that look like arrived directly from the North Pole are sure to delight anyone on your list.Santa Gift WrapFound on coolmompicks.com

Simple snowflakes cut from scrapbook paper make a simple yet colorful package.snowflake gift wrapFound on thecarolinejohansson.com

Word find wrapping paper is a great idea for anyone who delights in doing puzzles.
word search gift wrapFound on satoridesignforliving.com

Put your kids’ feet to work and make wrapping paper that grandparents will want to save forever. Rudolph Gift WrapFound on skiptomylou.org

These winter scenes make a simple and elegant gift wrapping option. winter scene gift wrapFound on designsponge.com

Tulle ribbon is far less expensive than traditional ribbons and makes a beautiful bow. Tulle Bow Gift WrapFound on postwheniwantto.blogspot.com

Put all of those legos to work for you by making a gift box.  Amazing!lego box gift wrapFound on coolmompicks.com

The idea of using printed photos for wrapping paper is genius and super special.
photo gift wrapFound on kristendukephotography.com

These paper doilies are so simple and pretty.  doily gift wrapFound on blog.al.com

The simplicity of a monogrammed initial on each package is beautiful.
Initial gift wrapFound on aliveandlivin.blogspot.ca

This paint chip gift tag is sure to delight a neighbor, co-worker or teacher. paint chip gift tagFound on aliveandlivin.blogspot.ca

Stacking gifts to make a snowman is purely genius and is sure to excited any child. snowman gift wrapFound on simplylivinggreen.blogspot.com

The idea of recycling newspaper into a complete package is awesome.  newspaper gift wrapFound on simplylivinggreen.blogspot.com

I’ve never seen a cuter candybar in my life.  snowman gift wrapFound on rockpapercricut.com

The idea of making a package interactive is such a fun idea.

Crayon Gift WrapFound on craftfoxes.com

Twine, branches and pom poms are all you need for an elegant woodsy feel to your package.

branch gift wrapFound on ruerococo.com

I love the idea of using old sweaters in gift wrapping.
sweater gift wrapFound on boxwoodclippings.com

Who wouldn’t love a 6 pack of Guinness made to look like reindeer!?!?
beer gift wrapThis package topped with old light bulbs is both colorful and easy. light bulb gift wrapFound on inspirationforhome.blogspot.com

I love the simplicity of the striped ribbon, holly branch and candy cane.  Having a tag stamped on basic brown paper is so charming.  candy cane gift wrapFound on familyholiday.net

The tiny jewlery tags on this package are simply adorable. gift wrap red aquaFound on justsomethingimade.com



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