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Easiest DIY gift wrap ever!
A super easy way to beautifully wrap any gift in no time and without any effort!

Posted by Akamatra from Athens, Attica, Greece • Published See Akamatra's 9 projects »
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  • How to make gift wrap. Easiest Diy Gift Wrap Ever! - Step 1
    Step 1

    Here's an easy way to make your own gift wraps using recycled paper and common tools. I have been using this to gift wrap my orders in my etsy shop and I’ve got lots of compliments so far.

  • How to make gift wrap. Easiest Diy Gift Wrap Ever! - Step 2
    Step 2

    The beauty of this wrap method is that you can use any paper at all! Even newspaper looks good this way!
    Recycle any kind of paper from newspapers and magazines to old books (that really need recycling i.e. wet, deformed books etc) or wrapping paper.
    Make sure the gift fits the size of the paper. Roughly it should be double the size of the gift so that it can be wrapped around it.

  • How to make gift wrap. Easiest Diy Gift Wrap Ever! - Step 3
    Step 3

    First take your paper and fold it length wise...

  • How to make gift wrap. Easiest Diy Gift Wrap Ever! - Step 4
    Step 4

    to meet the center of the paper from the one and the other side,

  • How to make gift wrap. Easiest Diy Gift Wrap Ever! - Step 5
    Step 5

    like so.

  • How to make gift wrap. Easiest Diy Gift Wrap Ever! - Step 6
    Step 6

    Take your hole puncher and make a hole in one end of the wrap, making sure all three layers of the paper are pierced.

  • How to make gift wrap. Easiest Diy Gift Wrap Ever! - Step 7
    Step 7

    Do the same for the other end.

  • How to make gift wrap. Easiest Diy Gift Wrap Ever! - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now it's time to add some color to your gift! If this is your shop's gift wrap now is the time to stamp your shop's brand on the right side of the fold (meaning not the side the two ends meet but the other one).

  • How to make gift wrap. Easiest Diy Gift Wrap Ever! - Step 9
    Step 9

    If you are using this tutorial to make a gift wrap for a friend you can go crazy and sketch whatever you like on the wrap paper!
    The great thing about this method is that the wrapping doubles as a greeting card! The recipient of your gift can read your message just by opening up the gift!

  • How to make gift wrap. Easiest Diy Gift Wrap Ever! - Step 10
    Step 10

    As soon as you finish stamping or sketching its time to close the wrap. If you press down the paper the holes should meet in order for the ribbon to pass through them. And that's your next step.

  • How to make gift wrap. Easiest Diy Gift Wrap Ever! - Step 11
    Step 11

    Pass the ribbon through all three layers of paper on the one side of the wrap. Insert the gift from the open end and pass another ribbon piece through all layers of the other side of the wrap.

  • How to make gift wrap. Easiest Diy Gift Wrap Ever! - Step 12
    Step 12

    Now make two bows with your ribbon and you are done!

  • How to make gift wrap. Easiest Diy Gift Wrap Ever! - Step 13
    Step 13

    You can also make 2 holes if the package is larger like so

  • How to make gift wrap. Easiest Diy Gift Wrap Ever! - Step 14
    Step 14

    I love this solution for my bows because they are “odd” in shape and usually fit well in this wrapping. I am sure your friends will love your wrap!

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