If you’re anything like me, the manner in which a gift is packaged can be just as important as the item inside. Why not show the same sense of thoughtfulness and generosity in the aesthetics of giving as in the gesture? And let’s be honest here, folks, sometimes a rather simple token of affection and appreciation can really be elevated to something much more when enveloped in pretty and showy attire. A beautiful bow, some ribbon, or a handmade paper wrap can make all the difference. I therefore gift to you a collection of some of my personal favorite (incredibly simple!) DIY gift wrapping ideas I’ve spotted out there in the creative blogosphere. All of these ideas are accompanied by helpful step-by-step tutorials to make your seasonal giving just a little bit easier. Just click on the links below each image!
A Spoonful of Sugar: Transform Japanese washi tape into a colorful, playful design.
A Pair of Pears: Utilize simple (but elegant) ideas in paper, yarn, and twine.
MiniCo: All you need is brown paper and a silver pen to create something artful and modern.
Daiseyley: Thread twine through bay leaves or another fragrant leaf for a gift with eco flair.
Dana Made It: Whip up beautiful ribbon out of fabric scraps for a colorful finishing touch.