Have you ever received a gift that was almost too pretty to open?
We adore those kinds of gifts, especially Maegan!
Creating a beautifully wrapped present takes more time, but it sends the message that you really care about the person receiving the gift.
You don’t have to be a “crafty” person to make it happen. There are so many EASY ways to create that wow factor.
I rounded up some awesome tutorials so you can learn how to dress up your gifts. Most of these presents are decorated specifically for Christmas, but you can easily adapt them to fit the right occasion. I included a few preview pictures from the videos, too.
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Say goodbye to gift bags! Ray shows us the basics of wrapping a present with paper! Learn how to properly size your wrapping paper and get crisp lines. Pair with this quick video from 5 Minute Crafts that shows how to wrap rectangle, circle, and triangle shaped packages.
Jennifer’s six designs are Gorgeous. Classy. Easy. What more could you want? See how a simple bow adds a ton of beauty in this video. These are two of my favorites from her tutorial:
I love how she included a beautiful but masculine design too (bottom picture)!
Amanda uses simple techniques and materials to create 10 different wrapping effects. These are cute! I mean seriously, look at that paint splatter one! There’s chalk effect wrapping, Rudolph, pom pom polka dots, and more!
Gahhhh, how pretty are these presents?! Here’s the video for the Sakura Cherry Blossom gift wrapping and the video for the other folded design! You can use whatever wrapping paper you want.
Here are 8 easy designs using things you probably already have- rubber bands, balloons, twigs, etc. My favorite is her adorable cupcake liner bow (top image)!! Go to 9:30 in her video to see how she does it.
Want to skip the bow entirely? Try some more folding techniques that stand on their own! Chezlin makes three designs by folding wrapping paper: pleated brown paper, a zigzag design, and a pleated fan design. My screenshots don’t do these justice. They really are adorable.
No tutorials here. Just 3.5 minutes of Christmas wrapping inspiration.
Hope this gets you started! Now go out and impress people!
Wrapping presents is definitely an art. We like to invest in pretty ribbon to tie beautiful bows on packaging. It makes a big difference!
I really should start collecting ribbon, too. 🙂 You’re right- beautiful bows are everything!
what fantastic and beautiful ideas. I will be trying out a few of these the next time I give gifts!!
Thank you, I was excited to find these tutorials. Good luck on your gift wrapping! Your friend or loved one will love it 🙂
I absolutely love wrapping presents! Its something I really take my time over and love to make my presents look really appealing!
That’s so awesome, seriously! I need to quit procrastinating buying and wrapping gifts so I can put more effort in its presentation. I bet people love getting gifts from you!
I love doing things like this! Seriously, some people hate wrapping… I LOVE it. These are really great ways to wrap gifts.
Thank you! Let us know which tutorial you try out! I really want to see if I can do the Sakura one, but it’ll probably take few dozen attempts to look halfway decent. 🙂
These as Ll look pretty nice. I’ll be sure to see if I can do these myself
Thank you! You can tackle any design you’re up for! 🙂 Some of these look daunting, but the tutorials break down the steps really well.
how creative is this! i always think that gifts should be wrapped special as it gives a lot of meaning about the giver and their thoughts of the receiver! great article!
Thanks for your comment! 🙂 I agree with you, and I’m vowing to do a better job of making gifts look special instead of just reaching for a cute bag every time.
I love wrapping gifts and these are some great ideas. My Dad and I use to compete when I was younger. This brings back great memories.
Sela, thank you for sharing! That is the cutest tradition ever! I really love that.
I wrap all the presents in the family. I enjoy matching the paper to the receiver and adding some beautiful bows and ribbons. It’s all in the details.
And I know for sure your family members felt special and loved because of that! Thank you- this was inspiring!
These are some very creative ways. I usually do something simple! If I try to mix it up, I go with a crazier bow. However; these ideas are way more complexed BUT I love them! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you! I like your style of going with a crazy cool bow 🙂 It’s an easy touch, but it adds SO much character to a gift!
So many beautiful and creative ways to wrap a present! I’ve always struggled with making my own bow that looks nice and this post was tremendously helpful!
I’m so glad this helped you, April! Thank you so much for the feedback! 🙂
I have to confess, I’ve always just wrapped my presents in one way – I didn’t know there were so many other ways to wrap gifts! Off to take a look at the tutorials now for some inspiration 🙂 x
I’ll confess too: 90% of the time I use a bag. But I have a goal to personalize my gifts better! I hope you found some cool designs you’d like to try 🙂
I love these pretty gift wrapping ideas. I am a gift wrapper I feel like they are made with more love and care.