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15 Unique Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

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Instead of traditional gift wrap, try some of these unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas this year

It’s so fun to give presents that look great! For the person getting the Christmas gift, gorgeous wrapping builds the anticipation of what’s to come.

I’ve rounded up 15 creative ideas that prove when it comes to Christmas gifts, it’s not only what’s on the inside that counts.

I’’m in love with the Cozy Sweater DIY, Mini Wreath Wrapping, DIY Christmas Tree Gift Toppers, Reindeer Pom Pom Gift Wrap, and Photo Wrapping Paper. And your presents will be sure to stand out with the Gift Bow Santa, Christmas Wrappings, Washi Tape Gift Wrap, Holly Jolly Reindeer Prints, and the Snowman Clippie.

If you’’ve got a little spare time and some DIY determination, try out the DIY Embroidered Gift Paper, Cupcake Liner Gift Toppers, Snowflake Cutout Gift Topper, DIY Polka Dot Paint Wrapping Paper, or Wax Paper Bow.

Your gifts will look like pieces of art!


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Gift Bow Die Santa Kids Party Craft Ideas

1. Gift Bow Die Santa 

From Craftin’ Owl

Seeing a Santa bow on top of a gift will bring a smile to the lucky recipient! This tutorial walks you through using a paper punch and die cuts to create jolly old Santa.

Kids Christmas Wrappings Party Craft Idea

2. Christmas Wrappings 

From 33 Shades of Green

Brown paper packages wrapped up in patterned paper, ribbon and glittered tags will be amongst your favorite things after you glimpse at this cute wrapping idea.

DIY Wreath Wrapping
3. Mini Wreath Wrapping

From The Home Depot Blog

Add a mini wreath to your package by clipping a few evergreen sprigs and hot gluing them to a paper circle. It looks amazing tied on to a butcher paper wrapped with some red and white twine.

Washi Tape Gift Wrap Party Craft for Kids
4. Washi Tape Gift Wrap 

From The Sweetest Occasion

Who knew washi tape could be used in so many fun ways to dress up gifts for the holidays? Loads of ideas can be found, including a washi tape bow! 

Party Craft Ideas Holly Jolly Reindeer Prints for Kids
5. Holly Jolly Reindeer Prints 

From Splash of Something 

Kids can get in on the gift wrapping action with this adorable holly jolly reindeer prints wrapping paper idea! Their little fingers dipped in craft paint make for some pretty cute reindeer heads. Just draw on antlers and eyes and glue on a red pompom nose for the cutest wrap job in town!

Snowman Clippie Craft Idea for Kids Party
6. Snowman Clippie 

From The Hair Bow Company

Decorating gifts with an embellishment that can act as a second gift is a win-win. This snowman clippie makes for a cute package accent, but can be removed from the wrapping upon opening to be a fun winter hair clip for the recipient.

DIY Embroidered Gift Paper Party Craft for Kids

7. DIY Embroidered Gift Paper 

From Little Empty Room

So simple, yet gorgeous, you will love the finished look of this DIY embroidered gift paper. All you need is a needle and twine (plus brown Kraft paper).

Kids Cupcake Liner Gift Toppers for Kids Party Crafts
8. Cupcake Liner Gift Toppers 

From Family Chic 

If you knew how easy 10 cupcake liners could be transformed into the cutest cupcake liner gift toppers, you’d be own cupcake liners in every color.

DIY Christmas Tree Gift Toppers Crafts for Kids Party

9. DIY Christmas Tree Gift Toppers 

From Fellow Fellow 

Round up some sticks from your yard and embroidery thread from your craft stash to DIY these Christmas tree gift toppers. They are adorable and oh-so-simple.

Party Crafts Snowflake Cutout Gift Topper for Kids

10. Snowflake Cutout Gift Topper 

From Perle Dame (Pearl Ladies World) 

Easy enough that kids can even help, these snowflake cut-out gift toppers are just made from thin sheets of paper (white or a color).

Photo Wrapping Paper Kids Party Craft Ideas
11. Photo Wrapping Paper 

From Capturing Joy 

If you love family photos, this photo wrapping paper will definitely be right up your alley.

DIY Polka Dot Paint Wrapping Paper Crafts for Kids

12. DIY Polka Dot Paint Wrapping Paper 

From Le idee della Vale 

Easily dress up plain old wrapping paper with painted polka dots using this great tutorial.

Wax Paper Bow Party Crafts for Kids

13. Wax Paper Bow 

From Whipperberry 

No bow? No problem! Wax paper, a simple according fold, a few snips with the scissors and some fluffing will give you one awesome wax paper bow.

crafts for Kids Reindeer Pom Pom Gift Wrap

14. Reindeer Pom Pom Gift Wrap 

From The Proper Pinwheel 

Pompom paper is the new trend. Make your own using a reindeer stamp and a cute pompom nose added.

Cozy Sweater DIY Party Crafts for Kids

15. Cozy Sweater DIY 

From Lonny, Shared from Boxwood Clippings 

Chances are pretty good that you have some old sweaters laying around that are too small, stained or snagged. Don’t throw them out quite yet! This cozy sweater DIY may just add a little extra swag to your gift wrapping game this year.

Get crafty this holiday with these great gift wrapping ideas gathered by the team at Spaceships and Laser Beams…

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Maria Healey

Maria is a photographer to stylists and stylish brides, a failed newspaper journalist, retired waitress, and ex-paralegal. She is a new mom and Navy wife. Her son keeps things busy on the homefront, while making her husband's deployments seem more like a cruise ship vacation. When she's not writing blog posts for SS&LB, editing or taking photos, you can find her drinking coffee and building LEGO towers with her toddler son. She is currently based in Southern California, though that changes often.