by Noreen Doll.
Paper gift decorations can be quite inexpensive to make, and very interesting. And paper is something we all have around the house.
Colorful decorations can be made from magazine or catalog pages.
Or use old maps, atlases, tissue paper, book or newspaper pages, even old paper bags.
Any of these papers can be spray painted or paint brushed for colorful finishes.
Cut, twist, tear, bunch and fold paper for a unique result.
When you make them yourself, you can make paper gift decorations any size you need to accommodate the size of your gift. And you can match any color of paper or gift box that you are using.
Candy Cane Paper Lollie
Create this colorful candy cane paper lollie to decorate your holiday packages.
Try these beautiful paper medallions – they would look great on a gift package.
Make medallions using colorful paper strips and cardstock circles to decorate gift packages.
Paper Snow Star
Cut and fold a paper snow star to trim a special gift.
Create quick and easy paper pinwheels and finish them with a button for this fun gift topper.
Mini Paper Banners
Cut mini paper banners and attach them to baker’s twine to tie around a gift tag or present.
Make cute little paper shapes to finish the top of a gift.
Cut silhouette animals or other shapes for your package top. Kids especially will like this one. And it will also travel well.
Paper Gift Topper
Craft this paper gift topper with ribbon loops and a cut out message.
Paper Rose Favor Boxes
Make easy roses from these paper rose favor boxes.
Punch or cut several circles from colorful paper, and stack to make a puffy flower.
Paper Napkin Flower
With paper napkins from the Dollar Store, make big fluffy paper napkin flowers. Or cut them smaller for small flowers. They’ll look great on a large package.
Pleat paper and curl paper strips to make this interesting package topper.
Paper Bow Tutorial
Cut strips of paper for this paper bow. It’s a good way to use paper scraps.
Gift Bow from a Magazine Page
Make a slightly different gift bow from a magazine page.
Here’s a lovely paper bow that could be made from recycled paper.
Paper Gift Decorations Pom Poms
Paper Pom Pom Gift Topper
This lovely paper pom pom gift topper is a little different and gives the package a great look.
Tissue Paper Pompom
Cut strips from inexpensive tissue paper to make an easy tissue paper pompom.
Here is a tissue paper pom pom flower. Make them big and they are perfect for a large gift.
Cupcake Liner Pom Pom
Use cupcake liners to make colorful cupcake liner pom poms for a unique finish to your presents.
Another cupcake liner pompom.