DIY Snowflake Wrapping Paper

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I was shooting the breeze with my fellow Rockin’ Art Moms, and we were all, “What up, ladies, why don’t we get all ho-ho-holiday festive this year and collaborate on a post?” And then we were all like, “Yo, what kind of post?” And then the smart Rockin’ Art Mom said, “Girls, we are so rockin’, let’s show the people how to rock DIY wrapping paper.” And then we all did shots and high-fived each other.

I wanted my contribution to the wrapping paper party to be not messy, because sometimes even I feel like keeping it clean. So I decided to make snowflake wrapping paper. Mostly because I wanted an excuse to print out this awesome guide for cutting snowflakes, and also because I knew I’d get lots of help from my family in the cutting of the snowflakes.

And here is how you fold your paper to prepare it for the cutting. By the way, if you’re looking for Star Wars snowflake templates, because who isn’t, here they are.

How to fold paper to make a snowflakeSo basically we just made lots and lots of snowflakes. Some we made according to the before mentioned link, and then we got all crazy and made up our own designs, ad-libbing the cutting as we went along. I feel like I could sit around all day cutting snowflakes; it’s the coolest to unfold your snowflake and see the results.

paper snowflakesI used the snowflakes in 2 ways to decorate packages, but there are all sorts of great things you could do with them if you play around. This is a fine excuse to drop a lot of money on some fancy handmade papers and make the most gorgeous snowflakes in all the land.

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On the big package, I simply double-stick-taped the snowflakes onto the red paper. You could also use those cool glue dots if you have some.

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The little package was tied with that twine that’s everywhere (I got mine at Target), and I tied 2 snowflakes to the ends by poking a small hole in the center of each and knotting the twine to hold them on. I imagine this would be a hit if you have a cat, because even I had fun batting these around.

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As I mentioned, this wrapping paper post is part of a DIY wrapping paper them from the Rockin’ Art Moms. Wanna see some more awesome ideas and be inspired? Here they are!

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Top to bottom, left to right:

Homemade Wrapping paper with foam stickers from The Artful Parent

Stitched Paper and Mandala gift tag from Mama Miss

Snowflake wrap! Me! Here!

Tie Dye gift wrap from Babble Dabble Do

Bubble Wrap Gift Wrap from Pink Stripey Socks

Furoshiki from Buggy and Buddy

Printable and Braided Rope wrapping from Art Bar

Swedish Horse wrapping paper from Willowday

DIY frame wrapping paper (upcycled!) from Meri Cherry

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18 Comments

  1. 11/24/2014 / 10:19 am

    Your intro had me cracking up! I love your idea too! Offsetting the white snowflakes on red paper is fab 🙂

    • 11/24/2014 / 12:19 pm

      Thanks Ana! If only that’s how our collaborations really went down… maybe we’ll have to try it. 🙂

  2. 11/24/2014 / 12:24 pm

    I love reading your posts- they make me smile! And this idea is genius- my kids love cutting out snowflakes! It’s the perfect collaborative gift wrap!

    • 11/25/2014 / 9:26 am

      Yes to the collaboration- everyone loves cutting out snowflakes, and then it’s just as fun to figure out how to put them onto the packages!

  3. 11/24/2014 / 1:46 pm

    Great wintry idea, and on the small package it looks like a bow alternative! Time to check out some of the others…

    • 11/25/2014 / 9:25 am

      Oh, the other ones are much cooler than mine. 🙂 Seriously, there are such good ideas. I need to actually buy some gifts now to get started wrapping.

  4. 11/24/2014 / 3:24 pm

    You got me with your title, you’re keeping me with this fantastic snow flake tutorials. I’m worried that I’m coming across this just as I’m supposed to stop creating for the day and your gift wrap only makes me want to play! Beautiful, cool, fun, playful — there must be more words to express this but, fantastically fun; Fantastically, fun! This is really a gift wrap for everyone.

    • 11/25/2014 / 9:23 am

      Gina, I don’t know if it’s possible for you to stop making things- I picture you as ALWAYS creating, and everything you make is gorgeous!

  5. 11/24/2014 / 6:46 pm

    haha I adore you Jeanette – I loved reading your post!

    • 11/25/2014 / 9:17 am

      Thanks, Melissa! I may have exaggerated a bit about the way things were planned? Oh well. 🙂

  6. 11/24/2014 / 7:08 pm

    Very fancy! I can’t believe that I am actually thinking I might try and cut out Star Wars snowflakes….. I like your wrapping though, mine are lucky if they get ribbon!

    • 11/25/2014 / 9:15 am

      My step son tried one and might I suggest using a small craft knife? It’s too intricate for scissors, but how damn cool are they?!

  7. 11/24/2014 / 9:43 pm

    I’m cracking up over this! “Girls, we’re rockin!” HA! and somehow I missed the shots…hmmm ps your post is killer. Love all those grays you little stylist you.

  8. 11/25/2014 / 9:02 am

    LOL!! You are just too funny and clever. LOVE THIS!

  9. 11/26/2014 / 12:33 pm

    ur so cool and funny. and can you just write all of my posts for me pleeze? i really can’t believe how smart this idea is. i don’t have a cat, but i have an 8yr old boy who likes to hit things. so he’ll love this! xo bar

    • 11/30/2014 / 3:58 pm

      Ha! Perfect for 8 year old boys, too. They’re a lot like cats anyway.

  10. 01/06/2015 / 9:25 am

    super super cute! i have dreams of someday wrapping everything in brown plain paper and using a sharpie to turn them into delicious works of art. but in reality so far i’ve just frantically wrapped the bajillion presents we give in ugly paper and hope it gets DONE. Something to aspire to, someday.

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