16 Gift Wrapping DIYs That Think Outside the (Square-Shaped) Box
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16 Gift Wrapping DIYs That Think Outside the (Square-Shaped) Box

The best presents come in pretty, pretty packages. This year, DIY your gift boxes for those little goodies like homemade candy, jewelry, cosmetics and, of course, socks. You are sure to get lots of compliments and maybe even an Instagram present snap from your loved ones (#Christmaswinner). Check out the DIYs below to take your gift wrapping game to a whole new, not-entirely-square level.

1. DIY Ornament Boxes: These big ornaments are a total win-win. Pile them on the coffee table as decoration or package up the perfect hostess gift. Bonus points if your hostess uses it for decor. (via Studio DIY)

2. Earring Tree DIY: Why not make the packaging part of the gift? Decorate a card stock tree with sparkling earrings or turn a bracelet into a glittering wreath. (via Sarah Hearts)

3. DIY Gingerbread Gift Box Houses: If you haven’t had much luck making an edible gingerbread house in the past, give this cardboard version a try. Hint: Hot glue gun trumps frosting any day. (via The House That Lars Built)

4. DIY Birthday Cake Box: There’s always a reason for cake, whether it’s a birthday or a Tuesday. (via Studio DIY)

5. DIY Heart Gift Box: They say it’s the thought that counts, and if you give a gift in this heartfelt gem box, the thought counts double. (via Next to Nicx)

6. DIY Christmas Tree Treat Box: Make sweet treats even sweeter by gifting them in these sprinkle-topped tree boxes. (via Design Eat Repeat)

7. DIY Bonbon Candy Favor Box: Everyone loves a good candy stripe. Your loved ones will know there’s a good treat inside with this bonbon-shaped box. (via Eat Drink Chic)

8. DIY Instagram Box: Get those fave snaps off your phone and into this adorable DIY box. It’s also a great gift idea for the fashionista or social media maven who documents every second of their life. (via Damask Love)

9. Paper Donut Box: Warning: The gifting of these delicious-looking boxes may result in intense cravings for donuts. (via Minieco)

10. DIY Birthday Cake Box: Everyone deserves cake on their birthday, even if they’re not that into cake. This mini cake is the perfect size for holding things like candy, jewelry or travel-sized cosmetics. (via Oh Happy Day)

11. Paper Pie Treat Boxes: Spend a few hours “baking” up a variety of pies. Orange paper for pumpkin, paper criss-crosses for berry and maybe a cool mint green for key lime pie. (via Damask Love)

12. Pizza Party Boxes: Speaking of pizza, have you seen this epic pizza tree skirt DIY? (via Design Eat Repeat)

13. Ice Cream Cone Treat Box: Everything is better with ice cream. Even that gift you bought that you’re not entirely sure they actually wanted. (via Studio DIY)

14. Pineapple Boxes: Use pre-made cardboard boxes for extra durable gifts — you know, if you need to transport them, say… over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house. (via Damask Love)

15. Christmas Light Treat Boxes: Forget stockings — a garland full of treat-filled Christmas lights is pretty much the coolest thing ever. (via Tatertots and Jello)

16. Paper Licorice Allsorts: Whoa, what if you filled these licorice boxes with… licorice? That’s some serious candy Inception going on, guys. (via Minieco)

We want to see your gift wrapping skills! Make sure to show us your project by tagging us on Instagram + using hashtag #iamcreative!