When it comes to giving the perfect gift, we all know that the presentation matters just as much as the contents of the gift itself. While it's definitely tempting to splurge on store-bought gift wrap, ribbons and bows, why not save up this year and spend some extra time getting crafty instead? Luckily, there are plenty of budget-friendly DIY gift wrap options, guaranteed to spruce up any present with a little extra charm. Get started with a few basic supplies, your Canon IVY and PIXMA TS9521C printers — and our artsy tips and Holiday Printables, of course!
The Very Merry Mason Jar
The mason jar is the ideal vessel for housing small holiday treats and goodies of all sorts. Fill them with cookies, candies, candles, bath soaps and salts, tea bags, spices or jams — the possibilities are endless! How about filling your 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, design and print out a few stickers for your jars using your Canon IVY printer, then tie some colorful ribbon or rope around the lid.
The Original Gift Wrap
Why spend money on roll after roll of holiday wrapping paper when you can easily make your own? With your PIXMA TS9521C 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 — maybe something with gold and green trim or red and silver swirls. We also love this free, printable wrapping paper, which is sure to complement whatever gift you're giving this season.
The 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 our 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 TS9521C printer and cut along the dotted lines to assemble. Regardless of what's inside, the box itself is sure to impress!
The Revamped 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 Canon IVY printer 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!
The Seasonal Gift Tag
Once your gift is packaged, don’t forget to say who it’s for! Design and print out name tags using your Canon IVY printer, or customize our printable gift tags to print out on your PIXMA TS9521C printer to your liking. You know what that means: 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.