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These craft projects are all about pretty and imaginative packaging for presents and adding decorative touches to gifts. Come back in the coming weeks and months for other projects!

The projects range in difficulty from VERY EASY to EASY.


Browse down this page for descriptions and illustrations of the projects, then select a project and have some crafting fun!

  • Easy Jar Lid Covers - Turn any jar into something special with a jar lid cover you can quickly make from paper. Make a cover for that special homemade jelly or a recycled jar you fill with a treat. Anyone will be delighted to receive a gift with a handsome lid cover.

    VERY EASY

  • Origami Flying Bird Friday Fun - A bow isn't the only way to top off a gift package. All it takes is a square of paper and a few folds to make an origami bird to decorate your present.  The flying bird has fewer folds than most origami birds. This makes it an ideal origami craft project for beginning folders and children.

    EASY

  • French Door Sticker Gift Tags - A sticker and a rectangular strip of paper or cardstock are all it takes to make these unique bifold tags. These gift tags are quick and easy to make, while allowing for your creativity. There's plenty of room inside the tag to add a special message or even a photograph.

    EASY

  • Miniature Frame Gift Tags - Make these very special gift tags / gift enclosures by framing clip-art, small photos or pictures cut from wrapping paper and magazines. This is an easy way to personalize any gift!

    EASY

  • Paper Medallions - Make paper medallions to decorate gift packages. The medallions are a nice alternative to bows and ribbon, and when made from foil add extra elegance to your present. There are three different medallion designs, each with two sizes. Use each size alone or make them with contrasting colors and layer the two sizes together.

    EASY

  • Gift Tags from Recycled Cards Friday Fun - Recycle greeting cards and paper scraps into fun and unique gift tags. The whole family can join in on the cutting and pasting to make these special additions to your holiday gifts. The tags can even be grouped into packages for sale at a Christmas bazaar or for a fundraiser.

    VERY EASY

  • Easy Gift Bags - Learn how easy it is to make reusable gift bags from wrapping paper. With this simple technique bags can be fashioned in just the right size for your gift in a matter of minutes.

    EASY

  • Snowman and Angel Suncatcher Ornaments - Make these special snowman and angel shaped Christmas ornaments that have translucent centers, or the super simple waxed alternative, as decorations for your packages. For other holidays check out Valentine Suncatchers, Easter Suncatchers and Halloween Suncatchers.

    EASY

  • Envelopes to Make - See how easy it is to make a custom envelope for a little gift tag or your handmade cards. The envelope can be made from white or colored paper, and can be decorated to match your card or package.

    EASY

  • Sweet Strawberries Friday Fun - Make strawberries to embellish your gifts! These delicious looking berries are made from walnuts in the shell that are painted red. This is a quick and easy project that both kids and adults will have fun doing!

    VERY EASY

  • Half-moon Petal Envelope - Have fun making these delightful envelopes with half-moon flaps that fold like petals. Spring and Easter designs are included in the project. Use these envelopes as a gift wrap for small gifts or to store keepsakes.

    VERY EASY

  • Rectangular Box - Make a rectangular box with lid, also called a shirt box, in a variety of sizes and depths. This is a very versatile box that can be used to package about any gift. Instructions are given for drafting a box pattern/template for any size rectangular box.

    EASY

  • Love Bugs Friday Fun - Make cute little bugs to decorate a gift. They are molded in plastic spoons using plaster of Paris. This craft is great for Valentine's Day and any gift-giving occasion. Children of all ages, even as young as two, will enjoy making these love bugs as pins or magnets.

    VERY EASY

  • Sticker Fun Friday Fun - Not only does every child love stickers, but stickers are also an easy way to decorate and personalize any gift or card. Make them up in advance for a variety of holidays and occasions to have on hand!

    VERY EASY

  • Tissue Paper Painting Friday Fun - Make colorful tissue paper with this super easy technique. The painted tissue paper may be used to wrap packages, to cover box lids, line envelopes, and in greeting cards, suncatchers, collages, and much more.

    EASY

  • Little Gift Boxes - An easy to make cube shaped box with three choices of printable patterns - quick to make in full color, a black and white version for kids to color, or a plain template to unleash your creativity.

    EASY

  • Paper Flowers Friday Fun - See how easy it is to make paper flowers. It requires no patterns and uses simple materials. Use the flowers to decorate your gift packages. You could make a bouquet to give as a gift!

    EASY

Shamrock jar lid covers made using printable patterns

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Tip: Use the printable Shamrocks Lid Cover pattern in the Easy Jar Lid Covers craft project to top off a special jar filled with treats for St. Patrick's Day!

Flared box

Check out the projects in Boxes and Bags for more gift wrapping ideas.

Greeting card decorated with a paper snowflake.

Cut a Paper Snowflake to decorate a greeting card or a gift package.

Decorate gifts with paper flowers

See how easy it is to decorate gifts with Paper Flowers.

Vegetable prints on block printing paper

Make your own custom designed wrapping paper with Vegetable and Fruit Printing or other Surface Design Techniques.

Greeting card and gift cards decorated with quilling

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Almost any gift tag or greeting card can be enhanced with quilling. See how easy it is to create these decorative coils in the Basics of Quilling.

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