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How To DIY Christmas Gift Wrap With Plain Gift Wrapper

How To DIY Christmas Gift Wrap With Plain Gift Wrapper

December 14, 2013 /


Christmas is just around the corner and here is the idea of how to make your own Christmas Gift Wrap. Personalized gifts are thoughtful gifts and enhance the relationship with the recipients.

santa belt wrapping

While I was wrapping the Christmas gifts, Santa came to me and he whispered to me to wrap his belt on the presents… My kids believed me when I told them this… LOL, bad mommy!!!

Well, it really wasn’t in my initial plan, I just whipped it out impromptu and make this Santa Belt Gift Wrap when the idea struck me. To give a more festive touch, I added a few aluminum foil snowflakes to make it glow in the low light ambient. Tada, you can DIY your own premium Christmas Gift Wrap!

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How To DIY

Christmas Gift Wrap

In order to reduce the need of buying several different holiday gift wrap papers, this year I am wrapping my gifts with only 1 roll of wrapping paper I bought from Ikea. Since it is only a plain double-sided 2-color (red/brown) wrapping paper, I need to put more effort into the DIY design to personalize each gift. You may find more gift wrapping supplies at Ikea.

Not only that DIY your own Christmas Gift Wrap gives a personal touch on the design. If you plan to wrap a lot of Christmas gifts, probably buying Christmas wrapping jumbo rolls is a good idea as jumbo roll usually comes at a cheaper price.

how to christmas gift wrap

I have made a few wrapping designs and among them, particularly, I wish to show you how to make the Santa’s Belt Gift Wrap. You may adapt the Santa’s Belt method to wrap the others, just take off the buckle and add another layer of contrast band across.

diy christmas gift wrap

Again, use any festive season paper punch to punch out some embellishments to decorate. Adding some ribbons elements to the gift wrap will further personalize the look.

For more Christmas Craft Ideas, click to link to explore.

Happy gift wrappings!!!

christmas gift wrapping
christmas gift wrapping

How To DIY Christmas Gift Wrap

Yield: CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAP
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Avid Beginner
Estimated Cost: $2 - $5

I have made a few Christmas Gift Wrap designs and among them, in particular, I wish to show you how to make the Santa’s Belt Gift Wrap. You may adapt the Santa’s Belt method to wrap the others, just take off the buckle and add another layer of contrast band across.

Again, use any festive season paper punch to punch out some embellishments to decorate. Or, you may use ready-made confetti found from your local craft shop. Adding some ribbons elements to the gift wrap will further personalize the look.

Happy gift wrappings!!!

Materials

Tools

  • Christmas themed punch (mine is about 1″ diameter), see the recommendation below
  • Craft glue
  • Craft knife
  • Cutting mat

Instructions

MORE DETAILS ON HOW TO MAKE
SANTA’S BELT GIFT WRAP

  1. Measure your gift box and cut out the desired size of gift wrapping paper.
    To make the belt, cut a 2″ stripe of red and fold the 2 sides to the center to get a 1″ stripe.
    To make the buckle, cut a silver color paper to 2″ x 1 5/8″. Use a craft knife to slit 2 lines, slightly larger than 1″, measure 5/16″ from the sides.
    Remark: My box is about 4″ x 6″, if your gift box is a different size, adjust the belt and buckle measure to suit the proportion so that the belt won’t look too big or too small to the gift box.santa belt gift wrapper 1
  2. Insert the belt between the 2 lines of the buckle, position the buckle at the center of the belt, glue or tape on the back.santa belt gift wrapper 2
  3. Place the Santa’s belt somewhere below the centerline.santa belt gift wrapper 3
  4. Wrap the gift paper to the gift box. Tape or glue the paper at the back.santa belt gift wrapper 4
  5. Fold the sides and glue them up.santa belt gift wrapper 5
  6. If you wish to give the gift a more DIY touch, you may punch some snowflakes from aluminum foil. You can use paper for the snowflakes too but I find the aluminum gives a very good sheen at low light ambient, the glow is even better than the silver color buckle from paper. Punching through aluminum foil also helps in sharpening your paper puncher.
    If you find that the aluminum foil is hard to take out without ripping apart, try folding the aluminum foil into 2-3 folds.snowflake puncher

    Or, you may use ready-made confetti bought from your local craft shop or from online shop (see your recommendation below)
  7. Carefully glue the snowflakes to the gift wrapping. The aluminum foil snowflakes are flimsy so you need to do it carefully without tearing the branches apart.santa belt gift wrapper 7


**Happy Gift Wrappings!!**

christmas gift wrapping

Notes

I used this wrapping paper bought from Ikea some years ago. snomys gift wrap roll 50986 PE150654 S4

And this paper ribbon, also from Ikea. snomys ribbon 0210304 PE363708 S4

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