Christmas is just around the corner and I bet your Christmas gift list is all filled out. Your budget might be all maxed out with all the gift buying but when it comes to wrapping, you don’t even have to cash out a single cent. You can look around your house and find something that you can upcycle.
Homemade Christmas wrappers can give your presents that personal touch. Here are some upcycled Christmas gift wrapping ideas you can try! Anytime we can upcycle or recycle plus save money is definitely a bonus!
Upcycled Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas
For small trinkets like bracelets or small toys, you can use egg cartons. You can cut them up and use a small portion or use the entire thing. You can wrap around a used gift wrapper or just cover the top area and jazz up with strings or bow.
Who doesn’t love comics? If you have some old ones lying around, you can pick something with bold colors and use them as wrappers. The best ones to use are those printed in glossy paper with really lively colors.
You can use old boxes or cereal boxes and turn them into paper bags. Cut out holes and add some bow or string for handles. You can design them all you want and go extra creative.
Fabric wrappers are great. You can use a number of things like scarves, handerkerchief, bandana or a dish towel. Scarves are great wrappers for wine bottles. Layout your gift right in the center of the cloth, wrapped them up and finish off with a nice ribbon or a string.
You can use boxes like those from TP Rolls or McDonald’s apple pie and use them for small presents. You can spruce up the cover with old craft paper to give it a brand new look.
Old Christmas cards
If you have some unused Christmas cards that you weren’t able to send out last year, you can upcycle them and use as gift wrappers. They are great to use as boxes because of their sturdy material, and of course, their cool designs. I know that Christmas cards can be sentimental, so just make use of those that you want to dispose of.
Those brown bags can be handy this Christmas. You can use homemade hand stamps to decorate them. Star anise dipped in paint can be a good hand stamp. You can also do the same trick with a slice of lemon.
To decorate your wrappers, you can make use of fresh fern, feathers or paper flowers for decorations. Use a bit of creativity and tons of resourcefulness and I am sure you can find something to upcycle to add a personal touch to your Christmas wrappers this season. I even save wrapping paper and bows from year to year! You can get more than one use out of most!