5 Handmade Gift-Packaging Ideas

Wrap bits of leftover yarn over kraft paper for a beautiful rainbow effect, from More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson


It's a gloomy, stormy day in New York, the perfect kind of day to put on a pot of tea and start on that mountain of presents that still need wrapping. If you're a fan of a good handmade gift right down to the packaging, here are five unique and crafty ways to take your gift-wrapping to the next level.


Create your own wrapping paper designs in Photoshop, with instructions from Heather Ross Prints by Heather Ross


Knit a delicate ruffled ribbon from Handknit Holidays by Melanie Falick


Make your own paper boxes from Modern Paper Crafts by Margaret Van Sicklen


Whip up a few of these fabric pom poms, from Last-Minute Fabric Gifts by Cynthia Treen