It’s never too early to get started on your Christmas shopping. I’ve actually heard that the earlier you shop, the less you spend! Some say that the longer you procrastinate holiday shopping for your friends and family, the guiltier you feel, resulting in spending more money per gift. Don’t let yourself fall into this trap – get your shopping done before December 1st! Plus, if you get all your shopping done earlier, you’ll have more time to personalize each Christmas present with homemade wrapping paper! Ditch the overpriced store bought wrapping paper this year, and make some of your own.


Have a fun craft night with your kids or your best girlfriends and spend an evening clipping, stamping, and gluing away. These wrapping papers are to-die-for cute, yet so simple to make!

1. The Signature // Practice your cursive on brown or white butcher table. You can even keep to the spirit of christmas and doodle your favorite christmas carol on the paper. No doodle could ever look bad when it’s wrapped around a giftbox! Top each gift off with a colorful bow or small ornament.

2. The Cupcakin’ Topper // I’ve got a collection of cupcake liners in the cupboard at my house. For some reason, I can never pass up a cute printed cupcake liner. I’m so happy I’ve finally found a craft that will allow me to use liners for something other than muffins and cupcakes!

3. The Lights // Get your kids pumped up for the holiday season and help them make string of Christmas lights using their cute thumbprints. Sentimental grandparents will adore the gift wrap more than the gift itself!

4. The Tagged // If you still a have tons of wrapping left over from last year – go ahead and use it! Just add gift tags to each of your presents for that extra personalized touch.

5. The Rudolph Nose // So easy, but so darling! Find a reindeer stamp at your local craft store and hot glue pom poms to each of the reindeers noses. It’s about time Rudolph got admired for his “nose so bright.”

6. The Cookie Cutter // I love when certain products can have more than one use! Dip your winter and holiday cookie cutters into some paint and “stamp” rolls of paper. You can even recycle paper, and use brown paper grocery bags instead!

Share your favorite DIY wrapping papers with us in the comments below! And don’t forget to check out our Pinterest account for more holiday inspiration ideas!


Author: Nicole

Meet Nicole, one of the three sisters who own Lime Ricki. She is partial to gingham, the color yellow and wishes she had more time to travel the world with her darling daughters (three of them!) and her handsome husband. Nicole subscribes to more magazines than she has time to read and is a collector of cheap pens -- Pilot G2 Ultra Fine & Le Pen by Marvy Uchida are her current favorites.

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