How to Wrap a Gift for the Holidays

Today I am sharing how to wrap a gift with homemade wrapping paper and bows. I also decided to try a new color palette because I love pink!

how to wrap a gift

I have a confession to make. I use to wrap all of my gifts on Christmas Eve. I think I was so busy with baking for our party that I didn’t have time. The end result was that my gifts didn’t look all that great. In fact, you would have thought that I had no clue how to wrap a gift for the holidays.

homemade wrapping paper

Fast forward three years (which are what I call “AB” for After Blogging Years) and now I am making my own wrapping paper. Today I am sharing how I wrap a gift for the holidays with my homemade wrapping paper. I have also joined some other very talented bloggers who are sharing their beautiful and simple gift wrapping inspirations too! Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to see their fabulous ideas.

How to Make Homemade Wrapping Paper

how to make wrapping paper

I have been making snowflake cookies so I decided to make snowflake wrapping paper. And why not try something different and use pink? At least this way, I don’t have to worry that my boys will try to use this paper!

There are a lot of ways you can make your snowflake stencil. You can use a styrofoam plate and make them as I did in this blog post. Or you can use a rubber stamp. I decided to make my own stamps with my Cricut machine. I found these snowflakes at Just head to the link and search for “snowflakes”. 

This is my snowflake design and you can find it here.

how to make snowflake stamps

I decided to consolidate and only make two stencils. So these are the two snowflakes I used.

Snowflake white circle(#MD77B59D)

I used thin foam sheets and cut them out on my machine. I used the deep cut blade and a setting for leather!

snowflake stamps

Next, I added some light pink paint to a paper plate and stenciled my snowflakes on to some craft paper.

snowflake wrapping paper

To add more design, I used a cookie cutter for a thin snowflake pattern. I love how it looks on the paper!

tools to make wrapping paper

I wanted a simple and free-flowing style and this is how it came out. This was so easy to make!

pink snowflake wrapping paper

How to Make Bows for Gifts

I have so much ribbon and no bows! But that’s fine because I make them all.

It’s so easy to make your own bows. Just make a fan of the ribbon by layering it as seen in the photo below.

how to make a bow

Cut a notch on each side of the center. 

tips to making a bow

Then tie a piece of ribbon around the notches and secure tightly.

handmade bows

Pull the ribbon loops apart.

homemade bows

Aren’t these pretty?

how to wrap a gift with homemade bowshow to wrap a gift DIY

Pin the image below to your Craft or fall decor boards on Pinterest (just click the Pin button in the top left corner). You can also follow along with me on Pinterest!

I hope you enjoy all of these wrapping ideas from my friends!

Simple Gift Wrapping Ideas

How to Make Flowers from Happy Happy Nester // How To Wrap A Gift from My 100 Year Old Home // Vintage Christmas Wrapping Paper from Shabbyfufu // Pom Pom Gift Wrap from Modern Glam

Easy Colorful Gift Wrap Idea from The Handmade Home // How to Wrap Baked Goods from Satori Design for Living // Embroidery Hoop Holiday Gift Toppers from Tatertots & Jello // 4 Ways to Use Black and White Wrapping Paper from Grace In My Space

Gift Wrapping Basics – Wrapping Without A Bow from Zevy Joy // Brown Paper & Pom Pom Gift Wrapping Ideas from The DIY Mommy // Gift Wrapping Idea from Finding Lovely // DIY Gift Wrap Ideas & Free Printable Holiday Gift Tags from The Happy Housie

Simple & Pretty Christmas Wrapping Ideas from The Tattered Pew // 5 Secrets To Pretty Gift Wrapping from She Gave It A Go // Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas for Kids from Pink Peppermint Design // 3 Easy Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas from Inspiration for Moms

Natural Holiday Gift Wrap with Greenery from Hallstrom Home // Easy Christmas Gift Wrap Without Bows from Sanctuary Home Decor // Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Gift Wrap from Twelve on Main

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  1. Your account is my absolute favourite in all of the accounts I follow.. you are amazing! Love all your recipes.. many of which I too will make at Christmas Eve! 🎄
    I love your decor ideas and all of your DIY projects.. 🎅
    Most of all I love your energy!

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