12 Cheap Christmas Gift Wrapping Styles To Do At Home!

Wrapping like a Pro

‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year’, sang Andy Williams in 1963. I’m pretty sure most of us still agree with this song. Along with all the festivities at this time of the year, the thing that comes to mind the most is “presents”; or more importantly how to present the present. This is why I have created this article to help guide you through 12 Cheap Christmas Gift Wrapping styles that you will love!

Most of us like to stick to a color or type of wrapping paper. The more creative, love to get those creative juices flowing and create something unique. And what better reason to get creative than to be working with a limited budget. The ones who are less creative turn to the vast and ever inspiring world of Pinterest.

Cheap Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

1. Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With… Red Ribbon

12 Cheap Christmas Gift Wrapping Styles To Do At Home!

This Cheap Christmas Gift Wrapping idea is simple and effective. All you need for this is brown paper and Red ribbon.

How To:

1. Wrap your present in brown paper.

2. Tie Red Ribbon around the gift. And Voila you’re done!

2. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

12 Cheap Christmas Gift Wrapping Styles To Do At Home!

Here’s one for those with young children at home or for those who have a love for reindeer.

You Need:

  • Brown Paper
  • Red Marker
  • Black Marker
  • White paint or circles cut out of white paper

How To:

1. Wrap your present in brown paper.

2. Draw on reindeer face using red for the nose and black for the rest.

3. Stick on or use white paint and thumb prints to create the eyes, with a black dot towards the bottom of the white circle.

4. For the antlers, you could either draw them on or cut it out of the same brown wrapping paper.

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3. DIY Wrapping Paper Bags

12 Cheap Christmas Gift Wrapping Styles To Do At Home!

This Cheap Christmas Gift Wrapping idea requires a slightly more creative mind (Let’s emphasize on the slightly part of that sentence.)

You Need:

  • Wrapping paper
  • Scotch tape
  • Craft Glue
  • Ribbon to match the Wrapping paper

How to:

1. Measure paper to ensure that it wraps around the gift and overlaps by about 1 inch.

2.Fold paper on the sides of the overlap and tape.

3. Make a fold of about the size of the side of the gift.

4. Separate the two halves and fold the sides inwards.

5. Fold the two ends towards each other, such that they overlap and tape.

6. Place the gift in the bag.

7. Fold the top of the bag over and punch to make holes.

8. Treadle ribbon through and tie bow to ensure that gift remains closed.

4. Frosty The Snowman

12 Cheap Christmas Gift Wrapping Styles To Do At Home!

We all love snowmen and what better way to celebrate Christmas than to remember things from our childhood.

You Need:

  • White paper
  • Any colored ribbons
  • Sharpie pens or markers

How to:

1. Wrap gift in white paper.

2. Tie the ribbon off center, around the gift, such that it looks like a muffler.

3. Draw a face on the smaller half of the gift.

Here are some more snowman faces to help you with your drawing:

12 Cheap Christmas Gift Wrapping Styles To Do At Home!

 5. Oh Christmas Tree

12 Cheap Christmas Gift Wrapping Styles To Do At Home!

When we think of Christmas, I’m sure, every one of us sees a Christmas tree in our mind’s eye. Here is one idea that definitely embodies the Christmas tree

You Need:

  • Self-coloured paper in different colors
  • Ribbon or strips of paper
  • Wrapping paper of your choice
  • Scissors

How to:

1. Wrap gift as desired.

2. Cut out Christmas trees from the self-coloured paper as desired.

3. Add two slits in the card, the thickness of the ribbon.

4. Insert Ribbon through the slits and wrap the ribbon around the gift.

6. Photo Personalise It

12 Cheap Christmas Gift Wrapping Styles To Do At Home!

What Better way to show someone you love them than a few of your favorite photographs of them? This is where your Photoshop skills come into play.

You need:

  • Wrapped gifts
  • Photographs of your loved ones

How to:

Since the pictures work as name tags, all you need to do is wrap your gifts and stick these pictures on.

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7. Christmas Shapes

12 Cheap Christmas Gift Wrapping Styles To Do At Home!

Here’s one for those who are bored of the regular box shaped gifts. Use Christmas Shapes instead of plain old boring boxes. These work well for irregularly shaped foldable gifts.

You Need:

  • Wrapping paper of your choice
  • Scissors
  • Craft Glue and Scotch Tape

How to:

1. Fold your wrapping paper in half.

2. Cut out desired shape. Folding the wrapping paper ensures you get two exact shaped pieces.

3. Stick the edges of the shape to create a pocket. For those who are used to a sewing machine, you could even try sewing the edges together.

4. Ensure that there is a big enough opening for the gift to fit into the wrapping pocket.

5. Put your gift in the pocket and seal the edge.

Some shapes that can be used are stars, stockings, candy canes, angels and Holly leaves.

8. Toilet Paper Rolls

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This Cheap Christmas Gift Wrapping can be used for any special occasion, not necessarily just at Christmas time. These are great for gifting small items like jewelry or keychains or guitar plectrums.

You need:

  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Festive wrapping paper
  • Festive ribbon

How to:

1. Flatten the Toilet Paper Roll.

2. Open it out slightly.

3. Press the side down so that the open hole is closed up.

4. Repeat this on all sides.

5. Cover center with a broad strip of wrapping paper of your choice.

6. Tie ribbon across the open sides to ensure that they do not open.

9. Let It Snow

12 Cheap Christmas Gift Wrapping Styles To Do At Home!

Another way to dress up your gifts is to add a little snowflake doily. These especially come in handy when you live in warmer climates that do not see snow. Why not create a little pile of snowflakes to place under your tree?

You need:

  • Wrapped gifts
  • Self-coloured Paper
  • Sharp Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Festive ribbon (optional)

How to:

1. Wrap gifts as usual.

2. Cut out Snowflake from paper.

3. Spread on the gift and glue to wrapping paper.

4. Tie a festive ribbon around the gift.

Here is a picture of a few snowflake templates to help you:

12 Cheap Christmas Gift Wrapping Styles To Do At Home!

10. The Holly Green, The Ivy Green

12 Cheap Christmas Gift Wrapping Styles To Do At Home!

Another fun way to spruce up simple wrapping is to add a little bit of greenery to your gift.

You need:

  • Wrapped gift
  • Pine Needles
  • Card cut into small wreaths
  • Twine/Ribbon
  • Craft glue

How to:

1. Spread craft glue on one side of the miniature wreaths.

2. Stick pine needles onto the wreath ensuring all the pine needles are facing in the same direction.

3. You could either tie it in place or stick it directly to the wrapped paper.

11. Santa Claus is Coming to Town

12 Cheap Christmas Gift Wrapping Styles To Do At Home!

This Cheap Christmas Gift Wrapping is particularly festive and in, keeping up with the Christmas spirit. And, although it looks complicated, this is probably as simple as it gets while looking sophisticated. What better way to present gifts than to celebrate the man who drops them off?

You need:

  • Plain red wrapping paper
  • Black satin ribbon
  • Gold paper squares

How To:

1. Wrap presents in red paper

2.Make slits in gold squares on two sides.

3. Insert black ribbon through the gold squares and wrap the ribbon around the gift.

12. Starry, Starry Night

12 Cheap Christmas Gift Wrapping Styles To Do At Home!

This Cheap Christmas Gift Wrapping idea can be used anytime during the year but, what is Christmas without glitter or stars?

You Need:

  • Scotch Tape
  • Star confetti

How to:

1. Wrap gift as desired.

2. Scatter star confetti on a flat surface.

3. Press desired length of Scotch tape against the stars so that the tape is completely covered with stars.

4. Wrap decorated scotch tape around the gift.

Here are a few more self-explanatory ideas that you can follow!

1. Black And White Bonanza

12 Cheap Christmas Gift Wrapping Styles To Do At Home!

2. Take Me Home

12 Cheap Christmas Gift Wrapping Styles To Do At Home!

3. Thumb-Print Light Bulbs

12 Cheap Christmas Gift Wrapping Styles To Do At Home!

4. Newspaper Tree

12 Cheap Christmas Gift Wrapping Styles To Do At Home!

There you have it! Cheap Christmas Gift Wrapping! Hope you have a creative and inspired wrapping session. Merry Christmas!

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Image Credits: Pinterest