That’s a Wrap!: 6 Wrapping Paper Ideas You Can Make Yourself

Looking for a stylish way to wrap your gifts which costs less than a round of no deposit bingo? Our collection of DIY wrapping paper tutorials don’t just look snazzy and feel personal, they can also help you pinch your pennies! Here’s how to make your own

1. Handwritten Carols

Simple but stunning – and all for the price of a simple roll of brown paper. What could be better? You can write anything you like on your Christmas wrapping but, personally, we like the sound of Christmas carols! Use a chalk or charcol to swish your fancy lettering all over your sheet, then give it a (careful yet generous) spritz with some standard old hairspray to hold everything in place. And hey presto! Classy wrapping in mere minutes. Here’s the full tutorial.

2. A Sprinkling of Snow

Who knows if we’ll have a white Christmas this year, but you can give your super cheap brown paper wrapping a charming snowy feel with a few artful splatters of Tipex and a spring of evergreen (the perfect excuse for a winter’s stroll!).

3. Christmas Squeakers

“Twas the night before Christmas & all though the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a…” Yep! A mouse! These adorable little mice are perfect fun wrapping for little ones, especially if you accessorize them with a few festive touches. We think you could easily turn this tutorial into a wintery penguin too, if you’re feeing creative! Here’s how to make your mice

4. Woolly Wine

Everyone loves a bottle shaped gift at Christmas time, especially when they come in snug little pockets! If you have old, tatty jumpers lying around, why not transform them into these cosy little wine warmers? Here’s how it’s done

5. Starry, Starry Night

We love these two-tone parcels, accessorized with little stars stuck to toothpicks! This wrapping style is perfect for using up old odds and ends of pretty paper you may have left over. Simply wrap in brown paper, add an extra strip of contrasting paper, pop your paper star onto your toothpick and tie the whole marvelous bundle up with string!

Are you on top of your Christmas shopping and wrapping this year? What festive wrapping style are you giving a go? Let us know below or send your snaps to us on Twitter @TwoLittleFleas.

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