Connect with us

Home & DIY

15 DIY Alternatives To Traditional Gift Wrapping Paper This Christmas

You’ll never have to buy those fancy wrappers again!

Mark Andrew





Christmas isn’t only the most wonderful time of the year – it’s also one of the most expensive. Just think of all the parties you have to attend, all the food you have to prepare, and, yes, all the gifts you have to gift.

Especially if you have a long list, we really couldn’t blame you if you feel tempted to think that you must be some sort of a real-life Santa Claus at some point.

Well fortunately, there are ways to minimize the stress and save on expenses during the holiday season. We’ve shared some Christmas hacks recently and you might want to check that out.

Also, as you can probably figure out from this article’s title, it’s completely possible to go the DIY route in wrapping your gifts by taking advantage of available materials you can find in your home.

Go scroll down and check out some cool alternatives to traditional Christmas gift wrappers:

1. Recycled Cloth Bag

Source: oneluckyday

Look for some pieces of cloth (scraps, curtains, etc) and, as you can see on the picture above, use it to wrap your gifts. It just takes some creativity and you’ll definitely pull this off quite well.

2. Music Sheet on Paper Bag

Stick a music sheet on an ordinary paper bag and you’ll be surprised how it will look awesome. You won’t have to buy those fancy gift bags anymore!

3. Sweater Bag

Sweaters are in during the Christmas season so if you’re getting a new one, you might want to repurpose your old one into a gift bag instead.

4. Grocery Bag

Most stores use Christmas-themed grocery bags during the yuletide, right? Well, there goes something you can use as a decorative wrapper!

5. Printable Wrapping Paper

Got a printer and some paper? Your problem is solved!

6. Stamped Junk Mail

Source: assembleshop

If you’ve got a lot of junk mail (who doesn’t?), grab a stamp and you’ll be ready to rock.

7. Old Scarf

You won’t even need any tapes, strings, or bows for this option.

8. Newspaper Bag

It looks hip and it’s really easy to make one. All you’ll need is a newspaper sheet, a cardstock, along with some glue and a cord.

9. Cereal Box

Don’t throw those cereal boxes just yet and transform them into awesome gift boxes instead.

10. Christmas Plastic Container

Source: sewmanyways

Now this one will be perfect for your cookies! This will be much better than trays or plates.

11. Word Search Wrapper

This one’s very easy to make – and super fun for the gift recipients as well. All you’ll need is a printer and a program to do it. Try MS Word or Photoshop maybe!

12. Aluminum Foil Wrapper

Source: mondocherry

Your gift will be the shiniest, no doubt, if you utilize a tin foil.

13. Comic Strip Wrapper

Source: who-arted

The comic section of the newspaper can be a gold mine for alternative wrapping. Top it off with a colorful bow made from a magazine page.

14. Cardboard Box With Felt Roses

Source: mydesigndump

Create roses out of felt scraps and then use it as a topper for a plain cardboard box. It looks cool and cute!

15. Ziploc Holiday Containers

Source: ziploc

The photos speak for themselves so yep, Ziplocs can be awesome in packing your gifts.

View Comments


25 Genius Ways to Hack the Holidays

Make Christmas even merrier with these holiday hacks.

Kat Lozada



The Christmas season has definitely arrived. That means more stuff to do in the form of holiday shopping and merry-making at the same time. To help make things a little bit easier for everyone, while still enjoying the Christmas spirit, here are 25 awesome ways to hack through the holidays:

25. Make a Christmas playlist

25. Make a Christmas playlist

We’re talking about an honest to goodness playlist that includes Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls and Frosty the Snowman. Besides, what’s the holidays without happy Christmas music, right?

Continue Reading

Home & DIY

10 Awesome Houseplants That Can Survive With Little Or No Water

Too busy or just too forgetful to water your plants everyday? Here are 10 recommendations for you!

Mark Andrew



I guess everyone would agree with me when I say plants add beauty to our surroundings. There’s something about them that relaxes the eyes and mind whenever we see them. So yes, plants are highly recommended for all of us who just wants to feel a little closer to nature.

It is, however, a fact that most plants require some level of work to maintain. Now this is where things can get a little difficult, especially for busy individuals who may, at times, fail to water their plants everyday which may eventually lead to wilting.

Well fortunately, there are many domestic plants out there that can survive with little or no water at all.

Continue Reading

Home & DIY

Never-Ending Pool Lets You Swim as Long and as Far as You Want!

No need to visit an Olympic sized swimming pool if you have this in your home!

Mich Escultura



For those of you whose sport of choice is swimming, it can sometimes be a huge hassle to go searching for a big enough pool to do a few laps. You need a pool where there aren't kids and other adults playing around, and those kinds of pools are usually found in gyms that might not always be accessible to you.

And if you do happen to have the dough to spend on getting a pool made in your home, how much space do you think a huge pool would take up in your back yard?

Well now there's a pool that allows you to do as many laps as you like within a much smaller pool. It's like swimming in a pool forever!

Continue Reading