2 Crafty Ways To Wrap Gifts!

Buying wrapping paper, boxes, and bags can get expensive, and let’s face it—kind of boring! So we want to share two great tutorials on how to create your own gift boxes and gift bags from common materials that will be fun to make and add some pizzazz to your gifts! The first tutorial comes from Jessica Jones, a designer and author of the adorable blog, How About Orange. Her blog has a fantastic collection of DIY tutorials, free printables, and other great resources—we highly recommend you check it out. Today though we want to share a link to her tutorial detailing how to make gift boxes from paint chips—brilliant!

DIY Paint Swatch Boxes


  • Large paint swatches
  • Double sided sticky tape
  • Pen
  • Exacto knife
  • Cutting mat


Click here for step by step instructions and the template created by Jessica Jones!

The next tutorial comes from the website Instructables, and was created by a woman in Anchorage, Alaska. We love the idea of repurposing cereal boxes into gift bags! these bags will be super sturdy, and could even be a fun birthday party craft!

DIY Gift Bags From Cereal Boxes


  • Empty cereal box
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Tape
  • Ribbon
  • Pretty papers to wrap the box in


Click here to view the step by step tutorial (pictures included) for creating beautiful gift bags from cereal boxes!

Which wrapping idea do you like? If you make any of your own boxes, bags, or paper, share your tutorials, pictures, or ideas with us! We love featuring crafty people on our blog!

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