This post will show you how to make DIY confetti gift wrap that’s so fabulous, they won’t even want to open it!
My philosophy behind gift wrapping (when I have the time) is to…make it so good that they hate to open it!
And this holiday season, I took that on as a challenge!
Get ready for a bunch of posts on some of the most fabulous, over-the-top (but easy) gift wrapping that you’ve ever seen.
This one today is one of my favorites.
Confetti is perfect for gift wrapping because it makes you think of celebration right?
It’s fun, it’s fabulous but it’s probably not the kind of thing that you want to pay for. Well, that’s fine, because you can DIY it.
Even better than DIY-ing it, you can DIY it from things around your home that you don’t have any other use for. So, in essence, upcycling!
Now, let’s get into this fun project!
For this DIY, you will need the following materials:
- A pre-wrapped gift
- A hole-puncher
- Stuff to hole punch:
[Or buy pre-made confetti- I would choose something like this]
- greeting cards
- aluminum foil
- kraft paper
- Baker’s Twine or Ribbon
- Hot Glue Gun
Confetti Gift Wrapping
Step 1: Start with a wrapped package
I recommend wrapping your gift with simple kraft paper or plain (non-glossy) gift wrap so that the confetti can be the star of the show.
I chose black kraft paper so that my confetti would stand out even more.
Step 2: Make the confetti
The meat and potatoes of this project!
I made my confetti using things I found in my stationery box and around the house as you can see in the picture below.
That included some thank you cards, a colored envelope and an aluminum foil ramekin.
I knew the foil would give me some shimmer. And I chose these thank you cards because I knew the red monochromatic color scheme and the gold foil lettering would provide a festive and 3-dimensional effect.
After I had gathered my materials, I watched Netflix while I hole-punched them into a little container.
Here, I could already tell that I liked the color combination.
YOU can use anything that is thin enough to be hole punchable, but I do recommend for it to be as thick or thicker than computer paper.
I first tried to do this project with colored tissue paper and that was a fail! Lol.
It was too thin to hole punch, it was see-through, they didn’t have enough presence and with the glue, they stuck to everything. Blech.
You can maybe get away with it if you stack multiple sheets of tissue paper together.
My best suggestion would be to look around your home office space, mail center or kitchen and see if you can find any of these things:
- notebook paper
- wrapping paper
- paper or plastic bags
- nearly anything that can fit in your hole punch!
Make your confetti extra unique & funky by using different hole punch shapes and sizes.
I just used the one hole punch that I had, but check out this heart & star hole punch set.
And if you’re not in the mood for DIY,
you can always buy a bag of already made confetti.
(This is the one I would pick).
Step 3: Hot glue confetti in the desired pattern
Now that your confetti is ready, arrange the confetti across the box to get a look that you like.
I chose a diagonal spread.
Get your hot glue up and running.
- Add a little hot glue to a small section
- Sprinkle the confetti over that section
- Press down a little
- Repeat section by section until you cover the desired area
- Periodically, shake the excess confetti off and add more glue and confetti until you arrive at a look that you are satisfied with
When the glue cools and dries, gently remove all stray strands of hot glue.
Some other fun things to use with (or instead) of confetti are:
- fake snow
Step 4: Embellish with Twine or Ribbon
When I got to this point, I felt like the whole thing was missing a certain je ne sais quoi, if you will.
So, I played around with some embellishments and lo and behold, my favorite metallic baker’s twine (which has yet to fail me!) was the perfect finishing touch for this gift.
Tie baker’s twine or ribbon around and across the confetti and….
Voila! You are done!
Doesn’t it look soooo good???
- Wrapped Gift
- Confetti (DIY or Pre-Made)
- Baker's Twine / Ribbon
- Gather items that you can hole punch like: magazines, envelopes, cardstock, notebook paper, wrapping paper, ribbon, paper or plastic bags, etc
- Hole punch them into a container until you have enough confetti for the desired look
- Arrange your confetti across your pre-wrapped gift in the pattern that you like
- Add hot glue to a small section of your box
- Sprinkly confetti over that section
- Press down to secure the confetti
- Repeat section after section until you cover the desired area
- Periodically shake excess confetti from the box and add more glue and confetti until you are satisfied with the coverage
- When the glue cools and dries, gently remove any stray strands of hot glue
- Tie baker's twine or ribbon around the box and across the confetti
**price will vary depending on what items you already have at home
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What do you think about this gift wrap design? Will you try it?