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DIY Holiday Animal Gift Wrap

Nov 21, 2016 By Jo-Ann
DIY Holiday Animal Gift Wrap

By Agnes Hsu of HelloWonderful

One of my favorite things about the holidays is gifting, even more than receiving. There’s
something joyous about giving someone you love a present they’ve been wanting, whether to your kids, family members, or good friends.

To gather anticipation over gifting, I love to add special touches to the gift wrap which builds
excitement and wonder for the gift.

A simple way to do this is by creating fun animal gift wrap out of plain gift boxes, and turning
them into adorable, lively creatures.

animal gift wrap

This may seem like an extra step but it’s really just a matter of adding some cut paper shapes
onto a wrapped gift – after all, you’ll be wrapping the gift regardless!

Supplies & Tools:
● Jo-Ann colored cardstock and/or poster board paper in white, pink, red, cream, tan,
black, orange, yellow, gold, brown and red (available in-stores)
● Jo-Ann patterned cardstock paper (available in-stores)
Double sided tape
Scissors
Glue stick
Black marker
Gift boxes

The supplies are pretty simple, and you can find everything you need at your local craft store.
We love going to Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores since they have a wide assortment of colored and patterned cardstock.

animal gift wrap

To go along with the holiday theme, we’ve created a cute polar bear, reindeer, penguin, owl and fox animal gift wrap. What’s fun about these whimsical animals is that you can use your favorite colored or patterned cardstocks to make them your own.

Directions:

Polar Bear
1. Wrap your gift box in white cardstock or white poster board paper. Secure with
double stick tape.

2. Cut two semi-circles out of white cardstock for the ears and two smaller semi-circles in pink cardstock for the inside of the ears.

3. Cut two small black circles for the eyes.

4. Cut a small black triangle for the nose.

5. Cut two circles in pink cardstock for the cheeks.

6. Cut two long semi-circles in white cardstock for the paws. Cut two circles in pink cardstock to fit inside the white paws as well as 6 small circles in pink cardstock for the toes.

7. Assemble your polar bear features as shown in the image with glue or double stick tape.

8. Use a black marker to draw the mouth.

Reindeer
1. Wrap your gift box in tan cardstock or tan poster board paper. Secure with double stick tape.

2. Cut two small circles out of black cardstock for the eyes.

3. Cut a circle out of red cardstock for the nose

4. Cut two antler shapes out of brown cardstock.

5. Assemble your reindeer features as shown in the image with glue or double stick tape.

6. Use a black marker to draw the mouth.

Fox
1. Wrap your gift box in red cardstock or red poster board paper. Secure with double stick tape.

2. Cut two small circles out of black cardstock for the eyes.

3. Cut a small oval out of black cardstock for the nose.
4. Cut two triangles out of red cardstock for the ears and two smaller triangles out of cream cardstock for the inside of the ears.

5. Cut two long semicircles out of cream cardstock for the side of the fox.

6. Cut a teardrop shape out of red cardstock for the tail and a rounded triangle out of cream cardstock to fit the top of the tail.

7. Assemble your fox features as shown in the image with glue or double stick tape.

Penguin
1. Wrap your gift box in black cardstock or black poster board paper. Secure with double stick tape.

2. Cut two small circles from white cardstock and two smaller black circles out of black cardstock for the inside of the eyes.

3. Cut a small triangle out of orange cardstock for the nose.

4. Cut two large long semi-circles out of white cardstock for the side of the penguin.

5. Cut two webbed feet out of orange cardstock.

6. For the scarf, cut 3 sizes of rectangles in a patterned cardstock. Round out the edges with scissors. Tape the medium and small rounded rectangles to the largest one and cut fringes on the two hanging ends of the scarf.

7. Assemble your penguin features as shown in the image with glue or double stick tape.

Owl
1. Wrap your gift box in blue cardstock or blue poster board paper. Secure with double stick tape.

2. Cut two large circles out of yellow cardstock for the eyes, two smaller circles out of tan cardstock to fit inside the eyes, and two even smaller circles out of gold cardstock to fit inside the tan circles.

3. Cut two triangles out of gold cardstock for the ears.

4. Cut semi-circles out of patterned cardstock for the feathers. Enough to fit the width of your box.

5. Cut two long semi-circles out of yellow cardstock for the side feathers.

6. Assemble your owl features as shown in the image with glue or double stick tape.

animal gift wrap

How do you make your holiday gift wrap stand out?

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