When it comes to giving the perfect gift, presentation is key. While it's tempting to splurge on store-bought Christmas gift wrapping paper, why not save up this year and spend some extra time getting crafty instead? Luckily, we have plenty of budget-friendly DIY gift wrapping ideas for you to enjoy this holiday season. Spruce up any present with a few basic supplies, including 12x12 paper, these printables and your IVY or PIXMA TS9521C printer.
DIY Mason Jar
The mason jar is the ideal vessel for housing small holiday treats, like cookies and candy. How about filling the jars with a batch of your homemade gingerbread granola or your signature pancake mix? Whatever you choose, be sure to pick mason jars that are appropriate to the size and shape of your gift. For the final decorative touch, print out a few photos on your IVY and stick them to your jars.
Gift Wrapping Paper
Why spend money on Christmas gift wrapping paper when you can easily make your own? With your PIXMA printer, you can choose from a wide variety of built-in printable patterns you just might love. Or, if you're going for a totally original look and feel, design your own holiday pattern. We also love this free, printable gift wrapping paper, which is sure to complement whatever gift you're giving this season.
Mini Gift Box
For stocking-stuffer-sized gifts, the DIY mini gift box is a perfect way to go, especially if you're dealing with oddly-shaped trinkets that are too awkward to wrap. We've got you covered with this printable mini gift box template, which will save you a few dollars and a trip to the craft store. Print it out using your PIXMA printer and cut along the dotted lines to assemble. Regardless of what's inside, the box itself is sure to impress!
Seasonal Brown Paper Bag
The brown paper bag is so versatile when it comes to arts and crafts. Paint, color, cut and decorate them however you like, with whatever materials you have handy. If you love giving personal gifts, we suggest using your IVY to print out a few photos and stick them directly onto the bag itself. A photo collage is a great way to personalize your bag, while keeping your crafting costs down. Bonus point? The paper-bag-turned-custom-gift-bag is environmentally friendly!
Holiday Gift Tag
Once your gift is packaged, don’t forget to say who it’s for! Customize these printable gift tags to your liking and print them out on your PIXMA. Bust out your stash of colored markers, pens, pencils or crayons, and get creative with holiday hues and wintery tones — think teal blue, forest green, ruby red, shimmery silver, copper and gold. With a touch of creative imagination, your tags are bound to enhance the elegance of your gifts while capturing the magical spirit of the season.