15 Bright and Bold Gift Wrapping Ideas You'll Love

Up your gift wrapping game - give some truly unique gifts and practise your crafting skills with these 15 wonderfully colourful and creative ideas!
1. Follow this tutorial from Minted / Julep to create your own beautiful watercolour gift wrap. These soft tones would suit a baby shower gift down to the ground.
Watercolour Gift Wrap
Image source: Minted / Julep
2. Try your hand at tying nautical knots around mini gift boxes - perfect for a Father's Day gift.
Nautical Knot Gift Boxes
Image source: Oh Happy Day
3. Print off these sweet boxes and treat them to allsorts of gifts (see what we did there?)!
Liquorice Allsorts Gift Boxes
Image source: Mini-eco
4. Choose a beautiful striking paper, find a contrasting ribbon and attach homemade leaves as an alternative to a gift bow. Add a sprig of fresh flowers to make it really stand out - just make sure you'll be able to give them the gift soon! We think this would make a stunning new home gift - and might even inspire some spectacular new decor.
Bold Leaves Gift Wrap
Image source: ModCloth
5. For a stylish gift selection, choose a variety of fabrics in similar hues and secure with bright twine or ribbon. This pink and navy combination is top of our wish list for any occasion, but would give extra meaning to a special thank you gift.
Navy Fabric Gift Wrap
Image source: Martha Stewart Weddings
6. Follow this fabulous tutorial and top your birthday gift box with a glorious honeycomb balloon.
Honeycomb Balloon Gift Topper
Image source: Studio DIY
7. Got some leftover tissue paper from your honeycomb balloon crafting? Create this bold statement flower for the real wow factor. This would be amazing on a 'will you be my bridesmaid' gift - and who could possibly say no??
Tissue Paper Flower Topper
Image source: StyleCaster
8. Create some truly personalised gift wrap for a big birthday by cutting your own stamps and printing onto plain paper - you could do their initials or their favourite motif (pineapple, anyone?), but even a simple graphic will make a bold statement. This tutorial will show you how.
Hand Stamped Gift Wrap
Image source: Cotton & Flax
9. These flamboyant flamingo toppers are so easy to create, you might not be able to stop! Lovely for a child's birthday, but also just about everyone else's, too.
Pom Pom Flamingo Gift Topper
Image source: Kittenhood
10. Try your hand at (paper) flower arranging and adorn your gifts with calla lily decorations in ice cream shades. Follow this tutorial and make your Mother's Day gift really stand out.
Paper Calla Lily Gift Topper
Image source: Oh Happy Day
11. Take a selection of colourful buttons, thread onto cotton and wrap around your gift - perfect for a craft-lover.
Thread Button Gift Wrap
Image source: Parenting
12. Give yourself permission to blow bubbles at the table and follow this tutorial to create one-of-a-kind gift wrap that will really pop.
Bubble Gift Wrap
Image source: Martha Stewart
13. For a particularly decadent and romantic-looking gift, wrap in tissue and then cover with lace - pin in place and then secure with a wide ribbon. These tips will help you get it just right. We think these would make a stunning Valentine's gift.
Fabric Lace Gift Wrap
Image source: A Beautiful Mess
14. Envelop a beautiful wedding gift in this summery printable painterly wrapping paper.
Printable Floral Gift Wrap
Image source: Oh Happy Day
15. And if none of the above are quite bold enough, follow this tutorial to create an enormous bow out of wrapping paper! Particularly effective if your gift is on the smaller side.
Giant Bow Gift Topper
Image source: Oh Happy Day
What are your favourite bright and bold ways to wrap your gifts?

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