DIY Shabby Chic Gift Wrapping

Did you see our great big list of gifts that give back?  Hopefully you’re inspired and empowered to start shopping for a cause!  Today I want to share with you a quick and easy idea to streamline your gift wrapping this holiday season – easy DIY shabby chic gift wrapping!

Just like we all tend to gravitate toward convenience foods to save time in a pinch, we tend to naturally assume we need to buy rolls and rolls of typical wrapping paper to get all our wrapping done.

If you’re anything like me, you like to think outside the box and introduce your kids to new and creative ways of doing things – but often time lack time and attention to do so.  Turns out it’s incredibly easy to knock out a whole lotta wrapping all at once and still be able to customize and personalize gifts a bit when you’ve got the supplies you need all ready to go.

Allow me to suggest a handful of items for you to create a vintage, shabby chic, or whatever look all your own as you customize wrapping for everyone on your gift list  🙂

How to create DIY vintage, shabby chic gift wrapping this Christmas!

You’ll need:

  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Brown butcher paper
  • Blank gift tags
  • Washi Tape (I found my gold sparkly tape at Five Below)
  • Jingle Bells (I found mine for 40% off at Hobby Lobby)
  • Stretch twine (Mine is also from Hobby Lobby)
  • Ribbon (Mine is also from Hobby Lobby)
  • Cinnamon or Spring of Pine (If you’re feeling adventurous enough to string something like that on with your ribbon)


Have fun and really make it your own!  This project is creative enough that most kids will love to join you and most people will love receiving a gift custom wrapped this way!  The delight is in the details  🙂

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Have YOU ever tried any custom or vintage gift wrapping techniques?  Would love to hear  🙂

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  1. Mary wrote:

    Brilliant !

    Posted 11.15.14 Reply
  2. Sarah wrote:

    Cute idea! I love the DIY aspect of it and most of the materials I already have from crafting!

    Posted 11.16.14 Reply
    • Sybil Brun wrote:

      Perfect! Hope you go for it 🙂

      Posted 11.16.14 Reply
      • Judith decuir wrote:

        Ok I want to win too judith decuir

        Posted 11.13.15 Reply
  3. Very cute. I definitely need to get away from the generic gift wrap…it looks so boring under my tree. Thanks for the ideas!

    Posted 11.30.14 Reply
    • Sybil Brun wrote:

      Absolutely! Have fun and Happy Holidays!

      Posted 11.30.14 Reply
  4. karissa wrote:

    This is so lovely. I’m so lazy when it comes to wrapping gifts.

    Posted 12.21.14 Reply
    • Sybil Brun wrote:

      Haha I totally get that! This is definitely not my norm – just my shoot for the moon goal 😉

      Posted 12.24.14 Reply
  5. Gorgeous! Love it!

    Posted 12.23.14 Reply
  6. Brandy wrote:

    So so cute!!! This a must try for next year!!! I wrapped mine in jute 🙂 they were cute!

    Posted 12.24.14 Reply
    • Sybil Brun wrote:

      Wow way to go girl! Super on the ball! Merry Christmas 🙂

      Posted 12.24.14 Reply
  7. Danielle wrote:

    Such a great idea with the brown butcher paper! One year when I was wrapping some last minute gifts and ran out of gift wrap I resorted to using black and white newspaper. That was interesting!

    Posted 11.10.15 Reply
  8. Braiden wrote:

    Oh my gosh! So cute! I’m going to try this out 🙂

    Posted 11.10.15 Reply
  9. How brilliant!! Your friends must know love them when they receive a gift with that must care and time put into the wrapping! Xo
    Chelsea //

    Posted 11.10.15 Reply
  10. SO cute! I love the style and it makes me so excited for Christmas!

    Posted 11.11.15 Reply
  11. Cute, cute! This is getting me really excited for Christmas time. 🙂 Bring on the music, hot chocolate and gift wrapping! Yeehaw!

    Posted 11.11.15 Reply
  12. Cute ideas!

    Posted 12.23.15 Reply