Here are some Christmas gift wrapping ideas using some very unexpected materials, including spackling, roofing paper and duct tape. These unusual gift wrapping ideas are from Toni Roberts of Design Dazzle, part of our Holiday Style Challenge here on The Home Depot Blog.
We have two gift wrapping tutorials from Toni. She shows us how to create a striking Christmas bow using red duct tape. But first, her amazing stenciled spackling and roofing paper gift wrap.
As a DIYer, I am a regular at The Home Depot…but it’s not really the first place I would think to go for gift wrap. However, I can truly say that EVERY PART of the gift wrap used under this Christmas tree are from The Home Depot! I am so excited to share this great gift wrap tutorial on items you most likely wouldn’t consider using for gift wrap all from Home Depot!
For this tutorial, I am going to focus on how I made the gift wrap that says, “Merry Christmas”. (Don’t worry, I will share tutorials for the rest of these awesome gift wraps soon!)
Spackling and Roofing Paper Gift Wrap
- Asphalt sheathing paper (aka roofing felt or roofing paper) — Find it in the roofing section. It is awesome- just about $10 for a very LARGE roll. I am definitely going to use this for many projects
- Spackling paste
- Red duct tape
- Paint guide – I used this as a “squeegee” for the spackling (found in the paint section)
- Stencil (I cut mine out with my Cricut, you can do the same or make your own! I found the Contact adhesive shelf liner across from the curtains.
- Hot glue gun
- Painter’s tape
First, wrap up your gift with the asphalt sheathing. I used my hot glue gun rather than tape, because the asphalt sheathing is thicker than normal paper.
Make a stencil on your Cricut (or create your own, free-hand!). Make sure to use a thick sheet of vinyl, plastic, or contact paper.
Grab your stencil, paint guide, and spackling paste. Make sure the stencil is secure, perhaps holding it tightly or using painter’s tape.
Use the paint guide to smooth out the spackling paste over the stencil.
Make sure you completely cover all the spaces in the stencil, and be careful not to go over the edge of the stencil.
Scrape off the spackling paste. Make sure it is totally smooth. If you see spots, you can decide if you like the worn look, or you can do another layer of spackle to cover the spots.
Let it dry.
This stuff is so awesome. It doesn’t flake and it dries quickly.
I love the look of this “Merry Christmas” on the gift wrap! It is so clean and simple, yet beautiful.
Now, for another gift wrapping idea: the duct tape bow!
Duct Tape Christmas Bow
First, cut strips of duct tape. You want two strips of three different lengths; that’s six strips total.
Match up each of the different lengths, and tape them together. You should have three strips of duct tape that do not have any sticky sides showing.
Cut off the end of the longest strip so that it is the same length as one of the other strips. You will use the small strip to make the center of the bow.
Take the two strips of the same length and create the loops of a bow on each by bringing the ends into the middle.
Secure the middle of the bow by taking the ends of the duct tape together.
Secure the small loop in the middle with a dab of hot glue.
Once you have the loops of the bow completed, take the last strip of tape and cut out triangles in the bottom to create a pointed finish.
After you have cut the ends, fold the tape as pictured above.
Finally, glue the tails under the loops with a dab of hot glue gun.
Your beautiful duct tape bow is complete!
Simply attach it to your wrapped gift with a dab from your hot glue gun. Voila! Your present is ready to go under the tree.
These photos show only a few gift wrapping ideas using materials from The Home Depot.
I used red curtains for the fabric gift bags, the asphalt sheathing for gift tags, burlap ribbon from the garden section, and an empty paint can used as gift can!
I also used contact paper for the reindeer and Santa on the bags, as well as various odds and ends from The Home Depot’s Garden Center.
I love the beauty of repurposing! Below is a close-up of the great Santa gift bag… A tutorial to look forward to! :)
I hope this post inspires you to do something creative and unique this holiday season!
Finding something to repurpose is as easy as walking around The Home Depot and as fun creating a unique, beautiful gift wrap.
To see more details about the Christmas Tree shown go here.
Toni Roberts created Design Dazzle to share fabulous decorating ideas and design inspiration for babies, kids and teens. You’ll find ideas for kids parties, decor ideas, DIY projects, baby nurseries, awesome kids rooms, crafts and more!
Most of the materials used in these gift wrapping ideas come from The Home Depot’s Building Materials Department. Of course, we also have everything you need to decorate for Christmas in our Holiday Decorations Department.