Make your own fun gift wrap


Last week I flew down to Sydney to have lunch with a few lovely people that read this blog. I’ll be writing about it a bit tomorrow, so I won’t share too much. But I’ve had lots of emails since I shared a photo of the gifts I gave each person in my newsletter and I thought it might be fun to share how I made the wrap.

I love to wrap, and Hubby always likes to give me a hard time because ‘Who has time to wrap? And does anyone really care about it anyway?’ I don’t know. But I know I appreciate it. Boys just don’t get it, do they?


Each gift had the same thing inside, a Kikki-K photo album and a box of Max Brenner chocolates, but I wanted the outside wrapping to be a little bit different for each.


All were wrapped in brown paper packaging which I then decorated {details below}. The little box of chocolates were wrapped in HiPP paper {my favourite wrapping paper – you might recognise some of them from my Instagram photos, I use it as backgrounds now and then}, some neon pink string and a little camera that flashes and makes noises. I added the camera because the lunch was hosted by Olympus, and we were talking about photography… so it kinda made sense. Each gift had a different polaroid {from Typo} and a little card name tag.


I used a different shape and colour sticker for each gift. For some I had huge gold polka dots {that are meant for wall decals} that were from Papier D’Amour. And the others all had stickers from Blank. I used little dots and triangles.

Here are some other presents I made this week for my blogging friends. I might be slightly addicted.

Big question time {tongue firmly in cheek}: Does wrap really matter?

12 thoughts on “Make your own fun gift wrap”

  1. I love this – so simple to do but so different. I’m definitely going to remember to do this next time. I often use brown paper and end up drawing things on it…but stickers are so much easier! 🙂

  2. I love this, they look so great! You’ve inspired me….wrapping something up like this would make me feel enormously creative LOL….because I’m usually rubbish at this.
    What a fun lunch you must have had 🙂

    PS Hope the night-time sleeping is still going well 🙂

  3. I love wrapping, especially when it looks this good. I love seeing what’s inside too! Such great ideas – so simple but so pretty. How about wrapping for the festive season? Do you still make your own? This will go down in history as the most artfully wrapped gift I have ever received. FYI – those chocolates were the bomb!

  4. Such cuteness! I wrap all my presents in Ikea plain or white paper. Simple and effective. One Christmas I stamped an entire roll of the stuff. Clearly that was the year of the craftiness or something. BUT I love, love the idea of adding stickers for colour and way more fun. You’re right, boys don’t get it. Some fo them anyway. I think this means it’s time to update my sticker collection. I’ve been looking for an excuse.

  5. I love wrapping beautiful presents, my Mum used to get me to wrap all her Christmas presents years ago (not my own 😛 ). Love your styling here – I’m a big fan of the Typo polaroids too ~ I let my daughter choose a new one occasionally to use as a bookmark when we’re reading chapter books 🙂

  6. OMG! I was wondering why we had lots of orders for stickers!! Woo hop! Thanks so much Chantelle for sharing! Your gift packaging looks beautiful! xx

  7. I used to spend hours (actually I mean days) wrapping Christmas presents. One year I made paper roses and stuck them onto parcels wrapped in the Financial Times (pink) with gold ribbon.
    Nowadays I seem to fling things into wrap but you’ve reminded me how much I loved the creative process. Beautiful and thoughtful.

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