Good things come in small packages (yes, they do!) and you probably have at least some of the items to make these small gift packages on hand already.
Here is what you need:
12 x 12 Scrapbook Paper
Hot glue gun
These small gift packages are perfect for those little gifts like jewelry or socks that are hard to wrap. I had bought some boot socks for my niece online and they came in a very unattractive plastic baggie. Since I didn’t have a box and wanted something nicer than a gift bag, I pulled out my bin of craft paper and my glue gun and this is the result. These look like little clutch purses to me.
Even if you aren’t “crafty” I’m betting you can whip one of these up and impress everyone with your beautiful little packages. Here’s how.
Turn your paper over, printed side down. Fold each of the long sides of the paper in about a quarter inch.
If you want an exact measurement it was between 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch.
Next, I folded the paper in half and glued the folded sides together with a bead of hot glue.
I wrapped the socks with tissue paper and placed it inside.
Then I folded over the open end (about 1/2 inch down) and punched two holes in the middle of the fold about 1/4 inch apart.
I inserted the ribbon and tied into a bow then trimmed the ends.
Add a gift tag or use your glue gun to give it a little more bling with any embellishments. Have fun with this. It’s a cheap, easy and fun way to wrap a small gift!
To create a gift holder for a smaller item like jewelry, I cut the scrap paper exactly in half and then followed the same instructions.
Make sure you turn your paper the right side up if your pattern has a right side – the party hats on this package are upside down, lol.
I went ahead and made a few of these to have on hand for birthdays, etc.
If you need scrapbook paper, here are some packs of paper that are similar to what I used.
This pretty floral pattern
And this more bold pattern would be fun, too.
I hope this inspires you to make some fun packaging for your friends and family.