It’s A Wrap: DIY Holiday Gift Wrap

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I know it’s early, but I can’t help myself! I love Christmas and I love making the gifts I buy for family and friends looks extra special. This year I decided I’m only wrapping my gifts in kraft paper. As much as I love cute patterned paper, it can get expensive and you don’t get that much in a roll. Kraft paper comes in rolls and can easily be found in the packing section of any store. I got mine at Target. 
I put together these wrapping ideas that are simple and fun. Plus the best part is that I already had everything to put these together at home. So grab your supplies, pop in a movie and make a bunch all at once to use throughout this season!

Make any size pom-pom with yarn and tie around your wrapped gift. Pom-pom tutorial below.
Snow flakes are easy and fun to make! Start by cutting out your snowflake from a piece of paper. Lay across your wrapped gift and tie with twine. If you don’t know how to make these you can find instructions here.

From a piece of paper fold an accordion fan and secure around gift with baker’s twine. You can follow the tutorial below.
Cut a strip of white paper and place around wrapped gift. Tie with some baker’s twine and slip in a gift tag. Joy gift tag is from our holiday collection!
All you need to make these cute pom-poms are yarn, a ruler, some scissors and a piece of cardboard that is 1 1/2 inches wide (use a wider piece for larger poms). 
STEP 1: Start by wrapping your yarn around the cardboard
STEP 2: Continue wrapping until you have gone about 40 times.
STEP 3: Cut a piece of yarn long enough to go around your gift. Gently pull your yarn off the cardboard and lay it on top of the yarn you just cut.
STEP 4: Tie a knot.
STEP 5: Make sure to pull it really tight.
STEP 6: Begin cutting the loops all the way around the pom.
STEP 7: Give you pom a good shake to loosen all the yarn then give your pom a good hair cut to form it into a nice ball shape. Then tie it around a gift to make a really cute package! 
Gather up an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, double stick tape, string and scissors
STEP 1: Cut the paper in half lengthwise.
STEP 2: Make a fold about 1/4 of an inch wide.
STEP 3: Flip over and fold again. Continue flipping and folding like an accordion until you get to the end of the paper.

STEP 4: Cut two slits in the middle on both sides.
STEP 5: Take out enough string to wrap around your gift and tie in a knot around the middle. 
STEP 6: Spread out your fan

STEP 7: Place double sided tape on each end and connect the two sides to form a circle. 
That’s it! Now your gifts will look fabulous!
Jamie BartlettIt’s A Wrap: DIY Holiday Gift Wrap


  1. simona   Reply

    I haven't made a pom-pom in so long, such a great idea for a gift wrap! And the snowflakes I used to make in elementary school, what a genius idea to use these!

    I found your post because it was featured along with ours on 'poppytalk' blog. Glad to have found you like this 🙂

  2. Heidi   Reply

    Found you on pinterest, I love all the ideas, thankyou! I finally found craft paper at hobby lobby today and now I see I could have gotten it at Target one of the million times I was there this week 🙂 But I still can't find baker's twine and don't like ordering things online, I hate shipping. Any ideas where to find it??

  3. apairofpears   Reply


    Hi Heidi! I personally haven't had any luck finding baker's twin in a store. I probably would have suggested Hobby Lobby but I'm assuming you already checked there. Honestly if Hobby Lobby doesn't have it then I don't know who would cause Hobby Lobby has everything :). You could also look and see if there is a Baking supply store in your area. They would be sure to have it.

  4. MegFerd   Reply

    Hi, all! Just fyi, you can pick up baker's twine at Crate & Barrel for $8.50 or so. That's assuming you have one nearby, but if not you have the option to order. Fun idea so thanks for the step-by-step!

  5. Emily   Reply

    Brown paper packages tied up with string….these are a few of my favorite things! Seriously though, I love wrapping presents in brown paper and making fun tags and embellishments rather than buying patterned wrapping paper. I didn't know you could buy the brown paper at Target! Thanks so much for these ideas!