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17 Homemade Gift Wrap Ideas: Bags, Bows, Gift Card Holders and More + 4 Bonus Ideas


Mason Jar Gift WrapYou've gotten the presents; now you just need to wrap them! Instead of buying expensive gift bags, why not make your own Christmas gift wrap? Find tons of ideas in this collection of 17 Homemade Gift Wrap Ideas: Bags, Bows, Gift Card Holders and More!

Not only does homemade Christmas wrapping save you money, it also gives a special touch that you just wouldn't get with store-bought papers and bags.  Since the holidays are such a special time of year, it only makes sense to put some thoughtfulness into every aspect, including the gift wrap!

You might think that it would be difficult or time consuming to make your own Christmas gift wrap when in reality it's way easier than you think.  All of the projects included in this collection of 17 Homemade Gift Wrap Ideas can be completed in one sitting and require very few supplies. These are also great projects for Christmas crafting beginners since they don't require any particular skill set.  Anyone can make homemade Christmas wrapping, which is part of the reason we love this type of craft so much!

Keep reading for more gift wrapping crafts including bags, bows, tags, wrapping paper, boxes, gift card holders and more!  Plus don't forget to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page for four special bonus gift wrap ideas! 

17 Homemade Gift Wrap Ideas: Bags, Bows, Gift Card Holders and More! Table of Contents

Homemade Christmas Wrapping Paper

DIY Holiday Gift Bags and Boxes

Gift Bow Making and Present Tag Ideas

Make Your Own Christmas Gift Card Holder


Homemade Christmas Wrapping Paper

Find ideas for how to make your own Christmas wrapping paper below. These three options are great alternatives to boring drug-store gift wrap, especially since they're made out of some cool, unusual supplies!

Stitched Gift WrapName Your Gift Wrap


DIY Holiday Gift Bags and Boxes

Bags and boxes are great for oddly shaped presents and they also allow you more options if you want to make your own Christmas gift wrap. You can create so many different designs when making a gift box or bag; below are just a few of the ideas we love!

Recycled Card Mini Gift Boxes Funky Gift Card Cozies


Gift Bow Making and Present Tag Ideas

Plainly wrapped presents are way too boring for the festiveness of the holidays!  Deck your gifts out with cute embellishments -- handmade of course -- with these tutorials for gift bow making and DIY present tags.

Recycled Gift Tags Sparkly Snowflake Gift Tags


Make Your Own Christmas Gift Card Holder

Gift cards are quickly becoming the number one present to give during the holiday season. For that reason, we thought it was important to share some ways to make your present stand out, even when it's simply a small card. With the gift card holder ideas below, your friends and family will be happy with their presents and impressed by the additional homemade touch of how they're wrapped.  It's win-win!

Funky Gift Card Cozies Snowflake Gift Card Holder


Bonus Gift Wrap Ideas

Gift Boxes from Christmas Cards





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