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Looking to up your gift wrapping game this year? Make your own gift wrap with a little inspiration from one of these cute and crafty gift wrap ideas. They're totally kid-friendly too.

As if wrapping Christmas presents wasn’t already enough fun. Really, that’s the best bit. Well, that and seeing the face of your giftee light up when you present them with a perfectly wrapped parcel of goodness.

If you’re looking to up your gift wrapping game, this is the year to cast aside the usual store bought stuff, throw yourself into the festivities and do your own thing. Get the kiddos involved too, make it a crafty affair. It’s not like they’d need an excuse to get down with some colorful paper, paint and glue.

10 Ways to Make Your Own Gift Wrap

Make your own gift wrap - tissue paper gift wrap
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1. Tissue Paper Gift Wrap Ideas: 3 colorfully creative ways to use tissue paper to parcel up a mean gift wrap. Find a great tutorial for you and the kiddos over at Tell Love and Party

Make your own gift wrap - teepee gift wrapping
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2. Teepee Gift Wrap: Oh so pretty and a lot easier to craft than you may think. Don’t quite believe me? Follow the step by step over at A Joyful Riot. You’ll see.

Make your own gift wrap - Washi tape gift wrap
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3. Washi Gift Wrap: For a quick and easy way to spruce up plain gift wrap, head on over to Almost Makes Perfect.

Make your own gift wrap - color-in Christmas wrapping paper
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4. Color in Christmas Gift: Wrap your little ones pressies in this DIY gift paper and it will serve two purposes. 1) It’ll add the cuteness factor and 2) When they’re done (carefully) unwrapping their parcel, they’ll get a neat coloring activity as part of the deal. Go grab this free printable over at Design is Yay.

Make your own gift wrap - neon splatter paint gift wrap
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5. Neon Splatter Paint Gift Wrap: This will get real messy people, but what a way to create a design that’s totally different. Every single time. Check out this fun tutorial at Tikkido.

Make your own gift wrap - straw snowflake gift topper
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6. Paper Straw Gift Wrap Idea: This beautiful straw snowflake will make a gift look real fancy. Simple, yet effective. Centsational Girl’s easy to follow tutorial will break it all down for you.

Make your own gift wrap - printable gift wrap with a modern design
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7. Printable Gift Wrap: Not just one, but five modern wrapping paper designs to lavish on your giftees. Printables courtesy of My Poppet.

Make your own gift wrap - printable coloring floral paper
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8. Printable Floral Gift Wrap: Really loving color-in gift wrap. This would be a great wrapping paper idea for a birthday or mothers day present. Even if the kiddos don’t quite manage to keep the coloring within the lines. You’ll find the free printable at Say Yes.

Make your own gift wrap - star pinata gift wrap
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9. Star Pinata Gift Wrap: Ever wondered how best to present a gift card? If you feel like doing something a little more special than sticking a card in an envelope, take a peek at this tutorial by A Subtle Revelry. The kids will love the gluing element of this DIY. Psst, this also doubles as a cute trinket box.

Make your own gift wrap with kids - punch hole gift wrap
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10. Punch Hole Gift Wrap Ideas: A novel way to dress up any gift. Find the step by step over at Tell Love Party.

About the author 

Mena Joseph

Editor, publisher, big kid, auntie to several munchkins and finder of cool stuff for little people. Her first ever 'job' was working in a children's toy store after school. She's been hooked on all things child related ever since. Mena volunteers at a local school, holds two degrees in psychology and has an interest in child development.

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