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22 Homemade Gift Wrap Ideas: Bags, Bows, Gift Card Holders and More!

By: Rachel Bernstein, Editor, AllFreeHolidayCrafts

You'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!

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

Name Your Gift WrapFind great suggestions for how to make your own Christmas wrapping paper below. These six options are great alternatives to boring drug store gift wrap, especially since they're made out of some cool, unusual supplies! Bet you never thought those old jars or even pillow cases could come in handy did you?


DIY Holiday Gift Bags and Boxes

Bags and boxes are great for oddly shaped presents and they also allow you more options! There are so many different materials and techniques to use!  Take advantge of felt, old greeting cards, even yarn!  Below are just a few of the Christmas gift bag ideas we love!



Gift Bow Making and Present Tag Ideas

Upcycled Christmas BowsPlainly 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, you'll be well on your way to wrapping gifts that just might be too cute to open.



Make Your Own Christmas Gift Card Holder

Fabric Gift Card HoldersGift cards are one of the most popular gifts to give around the holiday season. They're hassle-free, and they allow the recipeient to pick out something they will definitely love. The only issue is, it's easy for these gifts to come off as a little impersonal. That's why it's a great idea to make your own Christmas gift card holder to present your gift in. Wrap up your larger gifts and then grab a gift card template below and get crafting! We're got ideas great for kid or adult gifts.




If you enjoyed this article, be sure to check out this bonus idea for Gorgeous Geometric Gift Toppers! Your gifts will be the sparkliest of the night and you'll never guess what they double as.


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