DIY Customized Gift Wrapping Paper

It was the baptism of my friend’s second daughter.  I already had a gift but the place where I bought my gift did not sell gift wrapping paper or gift boxes. Good thing, it was near a fabric store so I bought 2 meters of ribbon there for P4.00/meter.

I decided to create a customized wrapping paper by printing the baby’s name on a colored typewriting paper. I found few pieces in my files. I originally decided to use plain white bond paper but changed my mind when I found specialty paper with a light pink tint.

I typed the baby’s name repeatedly and printed it on the paper.

I used the paper to wrap the box which contained my gift. I tied a ribbon over it. Voila!

I need to use tape to fasten the three sheets of paper. I decided to use these tapes I bought a year ago for P25/batch.

The yellow tape caught my attention.  Probably because it is the only yellow in the batch.

Hmm, I think I ruined my gift design. Ha! The party was for the baby so I hope the whimsical tape was understandable. I also realized that I forgot to put my name on the gift. I hope my friend was able to figure out that the gift was from me.

The giveaway during the party was a cupcake.

Not a real cupcake though. It is a hand towel that is shaped into a cupcake. Cute.  I don’t think I will ever use that hand towel. I don’t want to ruin the design.  😀

There are other ways of wrapping gifts.  Start collecting the comics pages of the newspaper or colorful pages from a magazine. Christmas is near!

Here are some ideas from Pinterest.

Source: via Donna on Pinterest

Source: via tanika on Pinterest


Nice ideas.

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  1. great idea Kat! I love it!

  2. Nice one! The tape is a little off nga, but it still matched the theme of yellow and pink. 🙂 I myself use pages from old glossy magazines as gift wrappers. I usually tear off and compile recipes and worthwhile articles so other pages get recycled as wrappers. 🙂

  3. love the idea. maybe i should try it. i can use the colorful magazine papers at home and buy a metallic ribbon or something.

  4. Hey, thank you for this! What a cool idea. It looks so pretty too!

  5. Wow these ideas are great! I also try different things to come up with personalized wrapping ideas.

  6. This is definitely a great idea!! Personalized and recycling materials help a lot! Thanks for sharing this thought!

  7. Very cute indeed! I too sometimes make a printing myself for wrapping a gift. Ribbons and all those cute stickers make everything looks beautiful!

    I want to thank you for commenting on my guest post at Dominique’s Desk 🙂

  8. These are great gift wrapping ideas. I did this a few years ago and I try to use recycled things to wrap gifts every Christmas.

  9. wow! i never thought how cool this would look like. and more personalized too!

  10. thanks for sharing these ideas… will be handy for the coming Christmas season 🙂

  11. An excellent idea. I was just thinking that with the name on the wrapper like that, there’s no need for a card hehehe. You definitely know to whom the gift is for 🙂

  12. nice one, cool idea.. I might try this to save some..:)

  13. Love your DIY wrapping paper. Such a neat idea and it really saves $$

  14. Great idea especially this Christmas season. 🙂

  15. that was neat…you give me some idea for gift wrapping

  16. That will really saves you a lot at the gift wrap was so personalized. That was a great idea.

  17. Hey very creative! And you actually gave me an idea. Will do this!!! Thanks! 😀

  18. I love the gift wrapper you’ve used! I like your idea, must use it this coming Christmas!! <3

  19. bigla akong naexcite for xmas… na despite my hectic annual closing e i wanna be maarte with gift wrapping this time… 🙂

  20. Nice DIY 🙂 I want to see more pa.

  21. This is a great idea. I will do this for Christmas too

  22. Great ideas! And very economical, too. I like the customized look with the celebrator’s name printed on it.

  23. I prefer your idea. I will use that idea for my next gift 🙂 Thanks for sharing it.

  24. nice idea. cheap and neat.

  25. Whenever I need to gift wrap something and don’t have any wrapper lying around the house, i also just print out one. Usually I’ll google a pattern that fit for the occassion. But nice idea with using her name. makes it more personal.

  26. i used to do this during holidays.. haha saves me from buying wrappers and i am eco friendly..

  27. brilliant idea! I’m beginning to love blogging I’m learning new ideas all the time. Thanks for sharing

  28. I like the cartoon section of the newspaper the most. Recycling and creativity at work!

  29. nice DIY idea

  30. thanks for this Miss Kat. Now, I have more ideas on how to wrap my gifts! 🙂

  31. Newspapers and comics as wrapper, I thought of that before. But the customized, NEVER! I sooo love your idea. Thank you.

  32. The tapes are cute, pero hindi bagay hehehe, I still prefer the transparent tape. hehe

  33. crafting and DIY projects are always practical! 🙂 Kudos! 🙂 Nice idea!

  34. Like the wrapping paper. Something different. You know I even wrapped gifts in newspapers using the comic page some years back just to make it different 🙂

  35. No need to buy too much for the gift wraps. It’s so creative.

  36. Ang galing ng idea mo, and the execution was great too! I would appreciate a gift wrapped that way kung ako nakatanggap nun 🙂

  37. Nice idea for those who wants to save in gift wrapping…

  38. very nice… could try this out! … and I like the “cupcake”

  39. The customized gift wrapper is awesome. You gave me an idea on what to do with my scrap papers at home.

  40. This is such a good idea. I used to wrap gifts in newspaper back then. Papemelrotti inspired 🙂

    CE 11/13

  41. Great idea! Thank you for sharing!


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