Gift Wrap Inspiration: Floral Paper Wrapped Boxes


I’m back with another Gift Wrap Inspiration post and this one is sure to go down as one of the easiest gift wrap ideas ever.

The idea was inspired by a box I spotted at HomeGoods.  It was a simple idea–a paper mache’ kraft box wrapped with pretty paper.  The minute I saw it, I recognized what a great concept it was for people who don’t like to wrap gifts, have a ton of gifts to wrap or need to wrap a gift in a hurry. Or in other words, it’s a wrapping project that anyone can do. 

Here’s what you’ll need to recreate these pretty floral wrapped boxes…


Paper Mache Kraft Boxes come in a wide range of shapes and sizes and can be purchased at any of the big craft stores.  You’ll find the widest range of shapes from Amazon and they offer the best pricing is you are buying in bulk.  I’ve also spotted these boxes at Goodwill from time to time so be on the look out there too!


Next you’ll need wrapping paper.  Since I have somewhat of a paper obsession, I’m always looking for pretty paper when out shopping. The animal print floral and the black and white stripe paper came from Hobby Lobby (currently on sale for $2.00/pk of 6).  This paper is actually decoupage paper but the weight makes it suitable for wrapping gifts.  The other two floral papers are from Papyrus (similar here and here).

tip:  this is a great project to use those wrapping paper scraps you might have lying around


(black and white chevron // fuchsia two-tone //  green textured lines)

And of course a beautifully wrapped gift wouldn’t be complete without pretty ribbon.  If you’ve read my blog for a while, you know that MayArts is one of my go-to sources for ribbon.  They have hundreds of styles, patterns and materials to choose from so you’ll easily find the perfect ribbon for your gift wrapping projects.

fyi:  MayArts used to be a wholesale supplier only  but now anyone can purchase from their site


Now comes the easy part…measure, cut and wrap the bottom of each box with wrapping paper, using double-sided tape to secure the ends and edges.  To create the ribbon ties, tape two pieces of ribbon on opposite sides inside the lid of the box.  Place the lid on the box and tie a bow.



note: You can also cover the lids of the boxes like I did with one of my boxes.


Just think of all the paper and ribbon possibilities you have with this wrapping idea. And with the busy holiday season fast approaching, you’ll want to stock up on paper, ribbon and boxes now so you’ll have everything you’ll need for holiday gift giving.


Want more creative gift wrapping tips and inspiration,  join me for The Art of Gifting gift wrap workshop which I’m conducting at Steve McKenzie’s, a beautiful decor and gift store here in Atlanta.  The event takes place Saturday, Nov. 12th from 9:30-11:00 am.  You can learn more about the event and purchase tickets here.



Happy wrapping!

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