i love simple gift wrap, and i love a simple kraft paper gift wrap — but i wanted to give you four simple DIY ideas to spruce up your plain wrapping paper. these are all so incredibly easy and will make your presents so special, so i personally think it’s worth the extra 2 minutes during wrapping crunch time. (especially if you turn on scrooged or love actually or home alone or die hard while you do it) i did all of these on individually wrapped gifts, but you can save yourself time by doing the whole roll at once.
DIY BRUSHSTROKE GIFT WRAP
using a square edge paint brush, simply paint varying strokes and let dry!
DIY LABEL MAKER GIFT WRAP
because my label maker is like my favorite thing in the world, i love it for labeling gifts. simply wrap and tie some string around your gift, and type out your “to” and “from”. a beautiful little minimal gift.
DIY PAINT SPLATTER GIFT
make yourself a paint mixture that’s half acrylic paint/half water, mix it together until it looks like melted ice cream (add more paint or more water depending on how its mixing). take your gift wrap outside and lay it on a safe surface to get dirty. saturate your brush with the paint and simply flick your brush onto the paper! let dry outside.
DIY DRY BRUSH GIFT WRAP
using a thicker old paint brush, get just a little bit of paint onto it but let it be mostly dry. simply do a long stroke in one direction and it creates a really cool texture on the paper that sort of looks like faux bois.
and there you have it! 4 fun easy ideas to get your gifts looking super gorgeous and unique.
55 comments on “four DIY gift wrap ideas”
Oh my gosh that label maker brings back a flood of childhood memories! So great.
I was thinking the same thing… so old school that it feels fresh.
Gorgeous! I especially love the fourth one, so unique and I would never have guessed you did it with just a stiff paintbrush!
Love the splatter looks!
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this looks great molly! simple yet beautiful. thanks for sharing. :)
I love this paper and this is a [simply] amazing way to decorate it! Thanks for sharing!
These are seriously amazing! I’m against doing traditional cutesy holiday gift wrap, but I’m also not creative enough to make kraft paper look chic and modern. Thank you, I’ll be the coolest looking gift giver in my family this year :)
OMG!! I love this wrapping!! I am def going to take this idea! http://www.lovesthefind.com/
Love these ideas! Simple and customizable! Thanks so much for sharing! xo
Love your label maker!! These all look so great – particularly love the splattered paint design :) last year I hand stamped all my wrapping paper. It was such a fun way to personalise my gifts!
This really answered my problem, many thanks!
I love your site so much, these wrapping ideas are fantastic!
Lovely !!! What’s the name of the plant whose leaves lay on the side of the gifts?
WOW! These are really cool and creative wrapping designs. I love how simple they are. Ive always loved the ‘brown paper packaging tied up with strings’ look, but your unique and rustic white paint additions to this classic make it modern and artistic. Thank you for sharing these ideas!
Love your beautiful wrapping idea! :)
Can’t wait to try! By the way, what kind of white paint did you use?
Thanks for sharing.
i love these! i also wanted to let you know that i’ve noticed one of the images above being used in some of the marketing materials (on Facebook) for rodan and fields- i assume their language/images are distributed throughout so wanted to flag this for you since i didn’t see you credited.
hope you can figure it out!
Love these ideas! I’ve taken to doing craft paper every year with different treatments– last year I used silver and white paint pens to draw large irregular “grids” to make a plaid effect, then accented with silver washi tape. This year I went washi tape all the way!
I love these! Especially the splatter and the brush strokes ones. Definitely going to use these as inspiration this holiday season as they make the gifts still look so classy and pretty but give them some funk and personality too!
Just came across your blog – as a fellow east coast transplant to LA (North Conway, NH originally) was hooked when you said you love lobster rolls too and can’t let paint dry either!
Thanks for the fun posts. Can’t wait to read more!
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Very pretty ideas for gift wrapping! Nicely done. Simple and beautiful design and quite modern. :)
Hi! How do you call de black plane ribbon you use?