Paper Doily Gift Wrap Idea

I always find that the simplest materials make the best gift wrap.  Kraft paper is my favorite type of wrapping paper.  It is affordable and also provides a blank canvas for any type of wrapping.  This year, I wanted to use doilies and my Silhouette machine to wrap my holiday gifts.  I had this great idea of using my Silhouette to cut the names of all the recipients of the gifts.  This was a complete craft fail (I posted pictures below)!  So instead of using my cutter, I just improvised and used doilies, washi tape and ribbon.

Doily-gift-wrap-Crafts-Unleashed-1I love the way it turned out!  The gifts look better than any wrapping paper that is purchased at the store.  I even experimented with spray painting the doily pattern onto the box.  I love the way that turned out also, but I think the next time I do it, I would roll out a large sheet and spray paint lots of patterns (to make the mess and clean up more worth it).


Supplies needed to make your own doily gift wrap:


Below is the craft fail.  The doily was way too thin and stuck to my mat.  I need to figure out how to remove all this paper from my mat without ruining it.

doily-gift-wrap-2I took the doily that was ruined and trimmed the edges so it did not go to waste.

doily-wrapping-3Using my handy dandy washi tape (that makes everything just 10 times cuter) taped the two edges together all around.  You could also just glue it on and use ribbon.  These are just some gift wrap ideas.

doily-wrapping-4I just love how this looks.  The red and white washi tape looks great for the holidays and mimics the doily pattern.

doily-wrapping-5You could cut the corners of doilies or use circular doilies, what ever you have on hand.

doily-wrapping-6Here is when I spray painted the pattern onto the package.  I used any spray paint that I had on hand.  I’m still on the fence about this because it was time consuming.

doily-wrapping-7Here are just a few ideas for pretty doily gift wrap.

Doily-gift-wrap-Crafts-Unleashed-2I would love to see what you guys come up with!

About Rena

Rena Tang (aka the cheese thief) is a wife, mother, programmer and lover of all things creative. She especially loves to make unique, cute, simple and inexpensive things from everyday items. You can check out her ideas and tutorials at


  1. JaneEllen says

    Oh me, now gorgeous, I’ll have to look for some of your design paper doilies. I’ve got bunches of round ones but none like yours which I love what you did with them. So smart and clever. I too love to use kraft paper as I rubber stamp or stencil on it to personalize gift for person. Takes longer but recipients of gifts seem to enjoy what I do on the wrap. I usually include a hand made paper ornament as decoration on the pkg. I’d better get busy making some more ornaments as they’re running low. Happy holidays, two weeks from tomorrow.


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