DIY Recycled Gift Wrap (Video!)

Wrapping Paper Tutorial using a Whole Foods BagChristmas is coming oh-so quickly, and today I’m excited to share a fun DIY gift wrap tutorial with you! I recently became aware that most gift wrap is not recyclable, and I wanted to come up with a beautiful way to present gifts that can still be recycled. I came up with this super cute gold polka dotted paper, and it’s so easy to make! All you need is an old grocery bag (I used Whole Foods which is a great size,) and a metallic gold paint pen. You can really customize this paper to be your own unique style, and I love that it’s made from a recycled material and can be recycled again– plus it’s just so pretty!

Grab your crafting supplies and Christmas gifts, and let’s get wrapping!

DIY Gift Wrap



A brown paper bag (like a Whole Foods bag.)

A metallic Paint Pen (I used Craftsmart brand in gold, available at most craft stores, and here.)

An iron.


A ruler.

Ribbons, twine, & accents of your choice!

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To decorate my gifts, I love using reusable ribbons, twines, and other accents. I always make sure to pick up some natural greenery from my local garden center for a pretty natural element. In place of gift tags, I’ve been enjoying practicing my hand lettering directly on a present. I love how unique it looks!

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If you make the wrapping paper, I’d love to see your result, so please be sure to tag me in your social media posts @chicethique!


Have you ever made your own gift wrap before? what are your favorite ways to decorate gifts? I’d love to hear!
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