18 Cheap And Cute DIY Ways To Wrap All Of Your Gifts

I’m obsessed with giving good presents to people, and I won’t brag, but I’ve never had someone return a gift. Not only do I love giving gifts, I also love wrapping gifts. You can call me DJ Gift Wrap, I guess. It really irks me when people have wonderful gifts that are wrapped poorly. Like, put in some effort, people!

Another thing that irks me is how overpriced wrapping paper is. I mean, it’s outrageous. It’s paper. There’s no reason it should be so expensive. And there’s really no reason you should buy it because you can make your own way cuter gift wrap at home. Check out these 18 DIYs that will save you money and make your presents totally adorable:

1. Weave some construction paper together for a really cool bow alternative:
woven gift wrap
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2. Give small presents and trinkets a precious home in a toilet paper roll. This is perfect for stocking stuffers!
toilet paper roll boxes
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3. Ditch the overpriced bows for homemade magazine bows:
magazine bows
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4. Get plain brown butcher’s paper and paint it with polka dots or whatever else you want!
polka-dot-gift-wrapping-2-for-lars
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5. Decorate poster tubes like candy canes for awkwardly shaped presents:
make-candycane-wrapping
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6. Wrap your gifts in paper grocery bags or flip them inside out and decorate them:
grocery bag wrappings
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7. Use fabric scraps or a scarf (present #2!) to tie up a gift in an elegant way:
fabric wrap
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8. Use wrapping paper scraps or paper to create your very own gift bag:
make your own gift bag
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9. Make a cereal box box!
cereal boxes
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10. Eat some Pringles, then clean out the container to use as a gift holder:
pringle cans
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11. After you’re done reading the comics section of the newspaper, make this adorable bag for small gifts:
comic gift bag
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12. Or just wrap your gifts in newspapers:
newspaper
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13. Print out your own box depending on what type of gift you’re giving:
printable boxes
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14. Use an old sweater to make a super cozy gift bag:
sweater gift wrap
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15. Print out your own wrapping paper from internet angels who hate paying for gift wrap too:
printable gift wrap
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16. Make your own gift tags with your face on it!
gift tags
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17. Create a fun gift box option by manipulating a paper cup:
goblet box
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18. Slap some stamps on regular computer paper for this perfect wrapping paper:
stamped paper
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Are you going to use any of these ideas? How are you wrapping your gifts? Tell us in the comments below!
 
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