5 Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas for Any Occasion

5 Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas for Any OccasionNo matter what time of the year it is, wrapping gifts with your children is a fun, wholesome way to get them into the celebratory spirit. With a little patience and a lot of creativity, you will have beautiful gift wrap that is just as special as the gift inside. To get you started, here are 5 creative gift wrapping ideas for any occasion:

1. Birthday candles. Birthday candles are a cute, inexpensive way to jazz up a birthday gift. Using solid wrapping paper as a backdrop, carefully glue one to three candles on top of the wrapping paper. Write a special happy birthday message above or below the candles for a personalized touch.

2. Candy gift toppers. Candy gift toppers are perfect for holiday gifts, kid presents or even graduation gifts. Start off by using plain, solid wrapping paper to wrap the gift. Once this is done, tie a plain or striped piece of string around the gift. Wrap the ends of the string around a full-size bag of candy before tucking them beneath the string that is already wrapped around the gift.

3. Personalized packing tape. Branded packing tape is a crafty way to decorate a gift or seal holiday gift boxes. Companies like Continental Packaging allow users to submit their own artwork via email and have it printed directly onto one of several available types of tape.

4. Confetti bonanza. Kids will love this idea. Start by wrapping a gift in solid wrapping paper. Then use school glue to trace the path where you want the confetti to stick. Once this is done, have each child take a handful of confetti and sprinkle it over the gift. Please allow an hour to dry.

5. Monogram with yarn. Another creative gift wrapping idea is to use yarn to monogram a package. Once the package is wrapped in wrapping paper, use a pencil to trace the recipient’s initials on the package. Trace over the pencil with a light layer of school glue. Top the glue with a line of yarn. Use one or multiple colors for added fun.

Wrapping gifts is an activity that can be enjoyed by the entire family. No matter how young or old your child is, they will enjoy wrapping gifts for their friends and loved ones. At the end of the day, you will have made family memories that will last for a lifetime.

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  1. I like the confetti idea, I didn’t see anything that matched the picture shown though, How about using brown paper, then stencil a design on it, I’m big for fleur de lis stencils, I have a few.

  2. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I love finding new ways to make wrapping gifts special and good for any occasion.

  3. These are some really great ideas that I haven’t thought of before. I always enjoy doing creative wrapping for gifts every year.

  4. Tamra Phelps says:

    I never thought of personalized tape! I didn’t even know there were places that would do that.

  5. Some fun ideas here. I enjoy personalizing the wrap for gifts.

  6. Cathy Jarolin says:

    I love wrapping gifts. I have to take my time to make it look nice. You have some nifty ideas on how to put a special touch on them. Thank You for sharing them. I also love to put candy canes on Christmas gifts it gives it a cheerful look! I love curling ribbon because you can make so many strands of curly ribbon to add to the already curly Bow. I have never tried putting candles on a Birthday Gift. But it sure sounds Awesome.

  7. I love wrapping gifts it is so much fun and the gift in the picture above looks too pretty to open. Thanks for the great new ideas.