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Gift Wrap

Add your special touch!

Gift Wrap

Add your special touch!
 
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About the projects

These craft projects are all about pretty and imaginative packaging for presents and adding decorative touches to gifts.

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! Or jump to the category index for a listing of all crafts.

Mini-Envelopes for Gift Enclosure Cards

Click for how to make mini-envelopes
Description ↓

Use the mini-envelope templates to make envelopes that fit gift enclosure cards that are 2¼", 2½" and 2¾" square. See how to make visually striking gift cards and matching envelopes using Handmade Paper with a Contrasting Border.

EASY

Easy Jar Lid Covers

Jar Lid Covers
Description ↓

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

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Origami Flying Bird

Origami Flying Bird
Friday Fun Description ↓

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

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French Door Sticker Gift Tags

French Door Gift Tags
Description ↓

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

Miniature Frame Gift Tags
Description ↓

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

Paper medallions
Description ↓

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

Gift tags made from recycled cards
Friday Fun Description ↓

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

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Easy Gift Bags

Easy gift bag from marbled paper
Description ↓

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

Snowman and Angel Suncatcher Ornaments
Description ↓

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

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Envelopes to Make

Custom made envelopes
Description ↓

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

Walnut strawberries
Friday Fun Description ↓

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

Half-moon petal envelope
Description ↓

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

Rectangular boxes - versatile
Description ↓

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

Love bug attach to flower
Friday Fun Description ↓

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

Homemade Stickers with Seal Gum adhesive
Friday Fun Description ↓

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

Use for painted tissue paper
Friday Fun Description ↓

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

Little gift box
Description ↓

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

Paper flowers
Friday Fun Description ↓

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

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