7 DIY Christmas Gift Packaging ideas

Christmas gift packaging ideas that you can make.  I love making handmade wrapping paper, gift tags and gift boxes.  Each  year I chose a theme for all the presents.  This year I am using fabric and paper from Doodlebug.   I purchased both the fabric and the paper online.  The instructions and a materials list will be posted all next week.  I was so excited to share my homemade Christmas packaging ideas with you that I could not resist sharing immediately.  Make sure you stop back next week for all the information!

The first package that  made is a tote for my niece.  I am going to fill it with nail polish and lip gloss.  She can use it as a purse next holiday season.  Not only is it pretty packaging it is a great gift too.

handmade gift tote

The main portion of the bag is felt and the fabric is sewn to it.  A  rosette was made with a strip of fabric and sewn on with a button embellishment.

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The next item I made is a gift card holder using Doodlebug paper and 3-d stickers. The cute box is is a die cut from Sizzix.

Christmas gift card holder

The next homemade item on the list is an appliquéd wine bag.  The wine is a gift for the in-laws.  Jute was an expected material and I like to add something different when creating.  I edged the ornaments with a blanket stitch, glued on ribbon and made bows to give it a little dimension.
handmade wine bag

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For the kids stockings I recycled a Starbucks bottle and decorated it with paper and painted the cap.  I made two dozen of these.  The kids like to give them to their friends and I like to have a stash of them on hand for last minute thank you gifts.  If you keep the theme wintery instead of Christmasy you can use them through Valentines Day.

recycled bottle crafts
A quilted gift sack is next up on the list.  When possible I like to make packaging that can be reused.  This year I tried a new to me technique.  I made a fabric scrap piece of patch work fabric.  After I sewed all the scraps together I made tote bags out of them.  My daughter loved it so much she asked me to make her a pillow out of it.  I will include that picture too.
fabric gift bags

The ribbon and button accent on the gift bag.  I love adding buttons to my projects.  Buttons give it a little added extra.handmade tote

This is the pillow I made using the same technique as the gift bag. I really love working with fabric.

handmade pillow

Baking and candy making are two other things I like to do during the holidays.  Giving the  food in a pretty package makes it taste oh so much better.  I used to make caramels with my grandmother and I can remember packaging them in pretty boxes covered with wrapping paper.  Back then there was not all the beautiful scrapbook paper available.  If my grandmother were still here I know she would love the gift box I made below.  I bought a dozen of the boxes for $10.  The tasty treats will be given to the teachers and staff at my sons elementary school.
homemade gift box

You can see the detail on the tag in the photo below.  I love using dimensional stickers for gift tags.  Keeping the packaging simple allows for making multiples in one afternoon.holiday gift box for food

The last and final project is a quick and super easy felt gift tag to hand on a wine bottle.  We keep a stash of tags and wine on hand for the last minute hostess gift.  We usually give white wine for our friends whose wine preferences we do not know.

homemade wine bottle gift tag

I hope you have enjoyed the projects and stop back next week for the materials and the instructions.

4 thoughts on “7 DIY Christmas Gift Packaging ideas

  1. Very nice unique collection of gift packaging ideas. Always a great to give reusable packaging and these are really extra special!! Thanks for the ideas!!

    1. She was so cute, she thought the purse was the gift and then when she found the “big girl” lip gloss in it… lets just say I am the best aunt ever, according to her.

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