It must be the Christmas magic in the air. But as we head into the holiday season, there’s just loads of creative inspiration on decorating and crafty blogs everywhere! Amidst all the amazing projects and ideas we’re seeing, we just love those that showcase inventive DIY yuletide packaging. And when these involve eco-friendly, recycled, or easy-on-the-budget materials, we love them even more! Here are four unique and fun DIY Christmas packaging ideas we discovered on blogs we’re following. Each one is certain to charm your recipients come gift-giving time!
Fun Ways to Wrap Holiday Gifts and Favors
1- So “Merry and Bright,” indeed! Place these lovely stickers on little red buckets filled with yummy treats and you’re ready go! For some holiday cheer, try treats like chocolate covered candy canes, peppermint swirl pops, or holiday M&Ms. Get this cute and free printable from the blog of Givers Log.
2 – Kim of The Celebration Shoppe shares an oh-so-appealing gift wrap idea, using white lunch bags to hold home baked holiday goodies (inner cello bags keep them fresh). What makes this extra special are the darling Christmas designs created with a hole punch, peppermint-look baker’s twine, plus recipe cards (for the treats inside) and customizable gift tags!
3 – Peppermint stripes sure go a long way with these whimsical packaging ideas created by Jessica of Two Shades of Pink! She works wonders with decoupaged buttons, wooden spools, baker’s twine, snowflake cutouts, and dainty paper doilies for the most adorable results. There’s more where these came from (yarn pompoms, tiny lace flags, mini clothespins, fabric-scrap bunting), so be sure to follow the link!
4 – For the more crafty among us, Jinky’s Crafts shows off a “window packaging” idea that’s a bit more challenging—but sure to impress! She provides a tutorial as part of her 12 Days of Christmas Handmade Crafts, so you can make this handy holiday tote. Its cutout windows are great for displaying the items you’re giving, like handmade candles, soaps, or ornaments, or home-baked goodies!
But Wait, There’s More!
Who can resist such creative holiday packaging for gifts and favors using chic accents! We just had to share these additional finds from Pinterest:
- Cook’s mitten filled with gifts
- Mini ice cream tubs tied with striped red ribbon
- Brown and white pastry boxes tied with various ribbons
- Fabric wrapped gift with spatula
- Tiny stars cutouts on red wrapping paper
- Packaging using book and kraft paper with red twine
- Wrapping with red gingham ribbons, doilies, newspapers, and kraft paper
- White cookie envelopes accented with gingerbread tags
- Washi tape packaging using brown kraft boxes
Looking for more inspiration on what to give? Try any of these great ideas: