How I Use Target Wrapping Paper to Create Beautiful Gifts

How I use Target gift wrapping Paper to create beautiful packages. Showing you many different ways to embellish your holiday gifts.

I have always been passionate about creating beautiful gifts for my family and friends, and the first step in this process is choosing wrapping paper. When buying supplies, nothing compares to Target’s (cheerily colored) wrapping paper collection. With so many vibrant patterns, textures, and hues, I’m never short of ideas when crafting holiday or special occasion gifts. In this post, I’ll share how Target Wrapping Paper can be a key tool in crafting unique and memorable gifts for your friends and family this holiday season.

Designer Target Wrapping Paper

I love Target, as I am sure many of you do too. Their wrapping paper choices are always great. The designers they choose each year are so creative and put out the most amazing wrapping paper designs for Target. Here are a few of their designer choices. Pink seems to be a big hit this year. This paper from Alison Hawkins is so fun, featuring vinyl records. Or this green paper with white snowflakes from Mia Saine and the holiday square gift wrap from wrapping Anoosha Syed.

Target wrapping paper designed by Alison Hawkins
Photo: Target Wrapping paper
Target Wrapping Paper by Mia Saine
Photo: Target Wrapping Paper
Target wrapping Paper by  Anoosha Syed
Photo: Target Wrapping Paper

My Wrapping Paper Choices for 2022

Leaning towards the natural side of gift wrapping is typical for me. I know that kraft paper has been popular for many years. However, I still find it versatile, and the look seems to fit my family room gardening Christmas tree. This year I chose two other patterns to accent my Target kraft wrapping paper. Both have green and a touch of red, but they still feel natural. I like to customize my craft paper by imprinting patterns with cookie cutters and acrylic paint or using twine to create birch trees with a little white paint.

Target gift wrapping paper
Target kraft wrapping paper
Target wrapping paper with sprigs and berries for Christmas

Embellishing your Holiday Gifts

Now that you have your Target wrapping papers, it is time to embellish your gifts with ribbons, tags, and accessories. This is my favorite part because you can be creative, and I have many ideas to share with you.

This year, I am using an assortment of velvet ribbons and twine in my family room. I will use metallic ribbons to add some shimmer and shine for the living room, which is a bit more formal.

Creating personal tags is always one of my signatures. This year I have two types of tags. One I printed on the computer, and the second is a scented wax sachet tag. This tag can be used to scent your home after the holidays. You can see the full tutorial on how I made these scented wax sachets here.

I recently taught a class with my dear friend Amy @amysadlerdesigns, and she taught me a few new ways to decorate my packages which I love.

Creating different shapes with ribbons is another way to wrap up your gifts uniquely. Using a glue gun, wrap your ribbon back and forth to create a Christmas tree design on the front of your package.

Target wrapping paper with velvet ribbon

Another way to embellish your Target wrapping paper Cut a piece of scrap paper into a Christmas tree and accordiran fold it. Using a hole punch, create holes up through the middle. String a piece of twin through the holes and wrap it around your gift. You can create different shapes using this method, including an ornament. However, due to the folding, you must cut an oval to get a round ornament.

Target Wrapping paper with folded Christmas Tree
Wax sachet on top of target wrapping paper
Target wrapping paper gifts
Gifts under the tree wrapped with target wrapping paper

Other Natural Gift Embellishment Ideas

Using fresh herbs to embellish your packages is a fun idea. I have a lot of rosemary in my yard, so this was the perfect solution for me last year. Create fun shapes using rosemary sprigs and attach them to your gifts with baker’s twine. Add custom tags made out of Model Clay and imprint the recipient’s name on the tags. These tags take a few days to dry, so do them ahead of time. Everything I used for the tags is linked below.

Brown paper package wrapped up with string and a rosemary cross
Christmas tree out of rosemary on kraft paper gift
candy cane  made out of Rosemary on a gift package

Using cookie cutters to stamp your Target kraft wrapping paper is a perfect way to customize your paper. Here I used a Christmas tree with green paint and two sizes of snowflake cookie cutters with white paint. Use some natural materials like burlap, twine, pinecones, and natural greens to e embellish your gifts. Print images of your recipients and place them in a small frame as a gift tag. Your family will have fun looking at these cute pictures and figuring out who each gift is for.

Crafting during the holidays is always fun. These snowflakes are made of wooden clothespins, take the spring out and glue them together in the opposite direction. So easy and cute.

Handmade wrapping paper with Target wrapping paper
Personalized gift wrap with Target Wrapping aper

Elegant Gift Wrapping

Get crafty this holiday season and create dazzling gifts with metallic gold, white paper, shimmering ribbons, and festive ornaments! Spoil your loved ones with some beautiful hand-crafted creations. These ornaments are made with clear glass balls, acrylic paint, and gold foil. You can see the full tutorial here.

elegant gift wrapping
Elegant gold and white gift wrapping
gold foiled ornaments on gift package

Other Wrapping Ideas

Here are a few fun ideas I have done in the past that you may like to try.

  • Create a gift bag out of wrapping paper. fold the bottom, as usual. Next, fold the top over a few times, punch holes about every 1/2″, and sew a simple whip stitch with twine. in the end, attach a few bells.
  • Make a design on a gift tag with twine. punch holes for your design, and then sew the pattern onto the tag.
  • Cut a pattern out of sheet music or book pages. I cut holly leaves out of book pages and used string and pom poms as my ribbon.
  • Using classic plaid paper, I added a wide green velvet ribbon with wire, a bottle brush tree, and some felt leaves to create this beautiful gift.
Create a gift bag out of wrapping paper
Fun tags on gift packages
Kraft paper gift with string and book page holly leaves
classic plaid gift wrapping with velvet ribbon

It’s almost time to make all your holiday gifts shine, and I hope my ideas helped get the creative juices flowing! With a few extra touches of ribbons and bows, you’ll be able to craft exquisite presents that are sure to take center stage under your Christmas tree.

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  1. What a great post, Wendy! I love all of your beautiful and creative ideas! I am excited to feature your post at this week’s Tuesday Turn About link party. Thank you so much for sharing. Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you so much, Lynn. I am so excited to be featured. Merry Christmas.

  2. Your creativity amazes me, Wendy! I love every single detail on all of your beautiful presents! Fabulous inspiration, girlfriend!

    1. The gift wrapping hop was one of my favorites, Kristy, let’s do it again next year.

  3. You have so many beautiful gift wrapping ideas! I love the ribbon tree. This was such a fun share.

    1. It sure was a great share. So glad we did this. Merry Christmas.

  4. Such gorgeous wrapping ideas, Wendy. I need you to come and wrap all of my gifts for me. I’m a terrible gift wrapper!🤣

  5. So many beautiful ideas Wendy! I adore the little package with stitching! Merry Christmas!

  6. Wendy,
    Your ideas are always so creative, and this is no exception. I loved each and every one of your designs. BTW I tried to pin and couldn’t.

    1. Thank you Rachel. I will have to look into the pin issue. Thanks for the heads up.

  7. So many great ideas Wendy! I absolutely love this post. It has everything in one place. You’ve covered all the bases with so much creative inspiration.

    1. Thank you, Susan, we all had an amazing gift-wrapping idea to share.

  8. Wendy. Boy that was some amazing post You provided a zillion wonderful ideas. Very creative. I need to try the clothespin and the little frame with the pictures of your recipient. I love that you and Crystal did the ribbon tree. Great share.

    1. Thank you, Regina. I had so many ideas from years past that I had never posted. Using the baby pictures is so fun. Then everyone has to guess whos gift is whos!

  9. I love all of the clever embellishments that you added to each package! So many great ideas! I especially love the giftbag that you made from the Target wrapping paper. Creative as always!

    1. Thank you, Missy! Gift wrapping is one of my favorites. I am sure you are busy getting ready to go to New York, when do you leave?

  10. Wendy you never cease to amaze me with your creativity and knack for being able to elevate anything. I love the ribbon tree and that photo topper is adorable too! So many beautiful ideas my friend!

    1. Thank you, Nicole. I love using baby photos for tags. It’s so much fun. You are so kind and generous with your compliments. Bless you, my friend.

  11. Too funny!!! When I read your comment on my post I didn’t realize you had a whole section in your post on the natural and we even both did the ribbon tree! You bet great minds think alike. I love all your other ideas too!

    1. Thank you, Crystal. Yes, we do think very much alike.

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