How to Make Your Own Gift Wrap

How to Make Your Own Gift Wrap gives you all the instructions you need to make your own decorative paper to put on your gift.

After all the time and trouble you invested on a gift I'm sure you want the outside to look good. You can make your own gift wrap with simple ideas that are easy and less expensive than traditional store bought paper or costly gift bags.



When you design your own gift wrap, it will be unique and it's really a very easy craft to make. Your kids will enjoy helping you make your very own personalized wrapping paper too. It's a fun and creative way to combine saving money and some great quality family time. It will get everyone's imagination moving and bring out the creativity that's hidden away inside you and your kids.

To start with you will need a big piece of paper. It can be brown paper or tissue paper. Find a stencil or a stamp with a design that you like. Get some markers, crayons or paints and your on your way.

Stencils can be cookie cutters, designs you have traced and cut in cardboard, leaves...the possibilities are endless. Cut a potato in half and carve a design on one half...you have just made a stamp.

Another stamp idea is as close as the kitchen sink. You can dip a sponge in a watercolor paint or an ink pad and decorate your paper with that.

You can personalize the wrapping paper by including the person who is getting the gifts name on the paper.

You can use glitter, glue, pictures, stamps, buttons, just about anything. You can draw stars and moons on the paper, make circular designs or cover the paper with hearts. Just choose a pattern you like and repeat it.

If you like, you can make your paper like a card. Have everyone in the family write a little greeting on it, some special message and sign their name.

You can use colored tissue paper to make delightful designs. Take a piece of white tissue paper and cut designs in it. Wrap the gift in a different piece of colored tissue paper. Then use the white tissue with the designs and wrap over the gift. Your colored paper will show where the white tissue has been cut. That's a pretty look and you can choose whatever colors you like.

Choose some nice ribbon and make a pretty bow! Curling ribbon makes great gift bows because, like it's name implies, it curls nicely and makes a great gift ornament. If you have any silk flowers you can tie them into the ribbon to make a little bouquet near the center of your ribbon.

It's amazing how easy it is to make your own wrapping paper and it's a lot of fun too.

We will add more "How to Make Your Own" ideas for you and would love to hear some of yours. Please feel free to contact us with your How to Make Your Own stories. We would love to hear from you.

Make Your Own Gift Cards

Learn how to make your own homemade gift tags with Mia's Craft Ideas where you will find lots of great craft ideas with easy to follow instructions and photo's.

Match your homemade gift wrap and cards by using the same colors, materials and papers to create some fabulous and unique wrappings.

When your having a party, or going to one, a good way to save some money is to make things yourself. You will learn lots of things you can make yourself and this will help you save money and learn new craft ideas and food recipes, even some cake baking and decorating skills.

You will find many party supplies and decorative items you can buy here at Party Ideas Parade, but we also know that today's family is on a budget. If we find good ideas and easy instructions and crafts that will allow you can make it yourself, we will make a new page for those instructions. We hope you will find these how to make your own tips and ideas helpful!

If you have any "how to make it yourself ideas" we would love to hear them.

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