DIY Gift Wrapping Kit

As I mentioned the other day with  my freebie post, I put together a little Gift Wrapping Kit for my sister’s birthday present.  It was so simple and fun to make that I thought I’d share the results with you all.  Maybe you’d like to make a similar one for someone special in your life…Mother’s Days is coming up after all.

First I started with a nice lidded box that I found at Michael’s craft store.  I gathered up little odds and ends from my personal crafting stash, such as baker’s twine, manila tags, etc.  Using my color printer and some heavy-weight cardstock, I printed out sheets of free labels that I found online.  There are so many amazing freebies to be had from around the web…it just takes a bit to find them.  I’ve compiled a mini list of the ones I used in my kit below.

A trip to Target provided me with these sweet little colored treat bags, and the colored packs of tissue paper for only .99 cents a pack (seen above).

Almost all the other bits and pieces were found at Michael’s craft store (stickers, tapes, glue, ribbons, etc).  I used the decorative paper pack to determine the color palette for the box which was really helpful when looking for all the other things I wanted to fill it with.

Lastly I packed all the individual pieces into cellophane bags to give it a more finished look.  They also could have been presented inside envelopes or even just tied up with twine.  The best thing about giving a kit like this is that there are no rules.  Just be imaginative and have fun!

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  1. Heidi / / Reply

    LOVE this idea. I’ve collected stationery, pretty ribbons and bows, wrapping, sparkles etc, for years and I absolutely adore wrapping gifts, making cards, selecting cards with my dear friends in mind… I even dream of having enough space to have a craft and stationery room, one day! In the meantime, I’d love to make these for friends, too, so thank you :)

  2. cathiehong / / Reply

    this looks fantastic — i would love to receive something like this! you have beautiful "odds & ends" in your stash ;]

  3. Melissa de la Fuente / / Reply

    OMG….THE sweetest thing ever hun! I love, love it! What a great gift, I bet your sis will just love it! So thoughtful and so very pretty!
    xo
    Melis

  4. Elizabeth / / Reply

    Truly a great idea! I would love to receive this almost as much as I would love to put it together :) Thanks for sharing!

  5. almalu / / Reply

    OMG!!!this is simply amazing!!!and thanks fpr sharing with us all of your freebies links!;)

  6. Kelly / / Reply

    This is such a thoughtful gift — and so beautifully presented. Thanks for sharing with us!

  7. Melanie / / Reply

    I wish I were you sister. This might be my favorite birthday present idea in the whole world.

  8. Morielle / / Reply

    :) I loved my birthday present so much!!! Thank you my lovely sister!!!!!

  9. Cathe Holden / / Reply

    I LOVE this idea!! I am absolutely making one (or two) of these as gifts. And another for me. Thanks for the fantastic idea. And thank you, too, for linking to my labels.

  10. Ez / / Reply

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments everyone! I’m so thrilled that you like my little idea. : )
    xo Ez

  11. Magdalena F, The Craft Revival / / Reply

    I absolutely adore this. I have a little gift wrap box which I started a couple of years ago, but it’s nothing like what you’ve put together here. Simply stunning! Thanks for the freebie links too. I think I will be heading over for some deer tags myself

  12. rose / / Reply

    such a perfect present! i’m always looking for something pretty to give people who have everything!

  13. kit homes / / Reply

    I LOVE this idea!! I am absolutely making one (or two) of these as gifts. And another for me. Thanks for the fantastic idea. And thank you, too, for linking to my labels.

  14. LE MONDE D'IS (IS'WORLD) / / Reply

    j'avais déjà réalisé un projet assez proche (ce qui prouve, comme on dit en France, que "les grands esprits se rencontrent" – lol !), mais cela m'a redonné quelques idées et l'envie de renouveler l'expérience !…
    je regrette une seule chose (et cela ne concerne pas que cette création) : que les freebies ne soient pas toujours disponibles !… ici, je n'ai pu trouver les étiquettes de Camilla Engman (ni celles proposées sur son site, en lien avec ce post : gift tags 2006 & 2007 !), ni le modèle "little deer", ni celles de Cathe Holden (heureusement, je les avais déjà !)… je sais bien que cet article est déjà ancien, mais c'est dommage – et très frustrant pour les "petites nouvelles du Net" comme moi !…
    puis-je faire quelques suggestions ?
    - je crée souvent des étiquettes cadeaux à partir de simple bristol blanc et de punchies faits à partir de chutes de papier ou… de motifs "récupérés" dans des revues (le plus souvent gratuites) et de prospectus !… (si cela vous intéresse, dites-le moi : je vous enverrai quelques photos)
    - de la même façon, je perfore 2 punchies en utilisant 2 perforatrices de tailles différentes : 2 formes identiques (même taille et forme) : 1 dans du papier uni et 1 dans un papier fantaisie assorti, je perfore une "fenêtre" dans le papier fantaisie, pour faire un "cadre", puis je les colle l'un sur l'autre, et j'écris (ou estampe) mon texte dans la "fenêtre" (la découpe restante du papier fantaisie est utilisée ensuite pour un autre projet)
    - je découpe des tags rectangulaires dans du papier uni (ou à petits motifs : il faut que ce qui y sera écrit soit lisible !), puis j'y ajoute des découpes (bandes découpées aux ciseaux cranteurs, punchies…) provenant, toujours, de prospectus pour les décorer : ils font aussi de très jolies étiquettes pour mes cadeaux !
    - j'utilise les mêmes procédés pour décorer des sachets (cellophane transparent, papier blanc tout simple…) dans lesquels je glisse des petits cadeaux : de plus, étiquettes et sacs sont assortis !…
    utiliser magazines et publicités ne coûte rien et donne de très jolis résultats !…
    en tout cas, merci pour ce blog et les freebies qu'on y trouve : j'adore !!!
    amicalement, Is (& Reg' =^-^= !…)

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