DIY Holiday Gift Wrap


Hi there! I’m excited to share some of my holiday gift wrap ideas today! I may be a little obsessive about coordinating, but when I give a gift I try to think of the person I’m giving it to, their holiday decor, their favorite colors, and some times the wrapping coordinates with the gift inside. It’s kind of crazy, but for me that is half the fun! So, while my gift wrap ideas for today are in the neutral/black/white colors, these same techniques will work with your color scheme of choice too!

Let’s start with my favorite… the printable cotton canvas/heat transfer deer tag. The key to this tag is creating an offset path for the deer so it doesn’t get lost in the stripes.


To create the offset, select the deer shape, open the offset window and select ‘offset’ from the menu. Then, move the toggle or arrows to change the offset distance and hit apply when you like what you see.


Now, move the offset shape over the stripes and using the fill color window, fill it with white. Voila!  Now, you’ve got a nice offset for your heat transfer deer to fit in!


Next up, the glittery 25! The secret to this guy and no-dry-time glittering is double sided adhesive!


Sequins are trending right now, and paired with paper snowflakes cut with my Silhouette they make for fun sparkly confetti accents on any package!


Now, here’s a combination that I kind of love… polkadot paper and 3d bows! There are so many different types of 3d bow shapes in the Silhouette online store to choose from, and because you make them at home you can cut them out of any color/pattern you have in your craft space!

giftwrap paper bow

Amazing what a little paper will do for a plain ol’ kraft colored box! I’d love to see some of your gift wrap ideas, so head over to the weekly shape challenge and link to your Silhouette gift wrap projects!

Happy wrapping!


ps. You can now send projects directly to your Silhouette from Adobe Illustrator® or CorelDRAW®!  Check out the NEW Silhouette Connect™ plug-in!  Pass it on.


Christmas gift tags

reindeer silhouette

3d ribbon bow

3d hanging snowflake


Bernard MT Condensed

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44 thoughts on “DIY Holiday Gift Wrap

  1. Alexandria says:

    Cannot wait to start making this!

  2. Heidi says:

    This is such an amazing machine! So beautiful what you do!

  3. Kathleen says:

    Love this … definitely pinning :)

  4. Ivette M says:

    Thank you for the giveaway, That’s What Che Said sent me! (:

    I also wanted to say that this is such a cute and glittery idea, love it!!!

  5. kate blue says:

    love how classy these look! Don’t have a silhouette but I like em anyway!

  6. Jessica w says:

    I love the colors you chose, I am a sucker for monochromatic. That’s What Che Said sent me and thanks for the giveaway!

  7. RobyGiup says:

    Love the one with sequins and snowflakes! Too cute!!!
    I did one with a beaded handmade snowflake ( but I’d love to make one with tiny paper snowflakes.
    Thanks for the idea!

  8. That’s what Che Said sent me and what a fabulous giveaway. Cute wrapping ideas!

  9. Ashley says:

    Thank you for the giveaways! I love the cameo and hope to have my own someday!

  10. Miriam Prantner says:

    Gorgeous gift wrap ideas, loving the sparkle and the sequins!

    1. Miriam Prantner says:

      Forgot to mention that Che sent me!

  11. Rebecca Brewer says:

    Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway at That’s What Che Said.

    I love the gift wrap ideas!

  12. I love this giftwrap. The craft paper makes it look so simple and then with just the right amount of pop! Thank you for the giveaway over at That’s What Che Said.

  13. Amy N says:

    I need one of these machines!!!

  14. Karen says:

    Thanks so much for sponsoring the giveaway over at That’s What Che Said! We really appreciate your generosity! I really look forward to getting a Silhouette someday so I can make all the cute items in your tutorials!

  15. Jessica garcia says:

    Thank you for the giveaway, That’s What Che Said sent me! I would love to make the deer gift tag if I win! Love it!

  16. Helen B. says:

    Oh, these are fabulous presents!! Thanks for the chance to win over at That’s What Che Said :)

  17. Ashley Horton says:

    Love this Jeana! The deer on the Canvas tag is so cute!

  18. Kathy says:

    This is awesome! Silhouette is next best thing to sliced bread!

  19. Kayla says:

    I am SO glad I have you for help, I love this project, thank you!

  20. Marcie says:

    I am so ready to get one of these!

  21. Meredith says:

    Need a cameo to make scrapbook layouts. Thanks for the chance to win one!

  22. Kristy says:

    Fabulous gift wrapping ideas!! Thanks for the chance to win a Cameo over at That’s What Che Said!!

    : ) Kristy

  23. Enjoli Collums says:

    HOW LOVELY!!! I dont have this machine yet but I saw it on Cheryl Spangenberg blog thanks for a chance!

  24. Edwina says:

    Thanks so much for sponsoring the giveaway at ‘That’s What Che Said’! Thanks also for all the inspiration you provide through these ideas-the gift wrap is gorgeous!

  25. Jean Bullock says:

    Che just sent me here to say Thanks for this Silhouette Giveaway!

  26. Annaliese says:

    That wrapping is gorgeous!! That’s What Che Said sent me

  27. This is soo cute! I love the idea of using the Silhouette to decorate your wrapping. Thanks for the awesome giveaway over at That’s What Che Said!

  28. Lorrie says:

    I am dreaming of a silhouette under my Christmas tree… Thanks for supporting giveaways!

  29. Jess BP says:

    I love the tags! That’s What Che Said sent me! Thanks for the giveaway on her blog, too!

  30. Rebecca Van Horn says:

    Sent over by that’s what che said! Would love to win an awesome Silhouette!!!

  31. Brenna says:

    Would love one of these machines! Thanks for the giveaway. Che sent me.

  32. Julianne says:

    That’s What Che Said sent me your way and I want to thank you for the Silhouette Giveaway but most of all thanks for such a wonderful machine that helps in the creation of these beautiful projects. It is absolutely amazing!!

  33. Heidi says:

    Love the ideas! That’s What Che Said sent me and thanks for the giveaway!

  34. Bellule says:

    Really beautiful !


  35. Susan Miller says:

    How pretty! The Silhouette Cameo is such a versatile tool for any crafter! That’s What Che Said sent me and I always love reading this blog and how she uses it to make beautiful crafts as well!

  36. Rebecca says:

    Thanks for the giveaway on That’s What Che Said!

  37. Kat Chenowith says:

    Love this idea! :)

  38. Jamie says:

    That’s What Che Said sent me! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway opportunity!
    Jamie @

  39. Megan says:

    This is so neat! I can’t wait until I get my silhouette and I get to make things just like this! All my holiday gifts would be so pretty.

  40. Liane says:

    Lovin the polka dots bow. Che sent me over but I follow your great designers already

  41. Tracy says:

    Love these ideas! That’s What {Che} Said sent me. Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. Mary Jenkins says:

    Love this idea! That’s What (Che) Said sent me. Thanks for the awesome chance to win one!

  43. Lisa Martin says:

    Love the bow! That’s What Che Said sent me over to look at your blog. Thank you for the chance to win a wonderful Silhouette Cameo!

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