The leaves are turning. The air is crisp. And as our social calendars begin to fill up with autumn gatherings and holiday celebrations, our minds begin to wander to all the gifts we'll be giving. Whether it's to thank a gracious host or simply say "Happy Fall", this is the time of year when we love to show off our personal style. This gift wrap DIY makes it easy.

DIY: Fall Gift Wrap

Materials:

  • Brown wrapping paper or postal paper
  • Colorful fall leaves
  • Twigs
  • Yarn (in a complementary color)
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Steps:

  • Wrap gift in brown paper
  • Cut enough yarn to wrap around gift several times
  • Break twig into small pieces and tie together with yarn
  • Punch a hole in one or more of the leaves and tie to twigs
  • Set twigs and leaves on top of gift, wrap excess yarn around gift
  • Tie off yarn on back side of gift, secure in place with tape if needed

 

DIY: Fall Gift Wrap

Materials:

Steps:

  • Wrap gift in white paper
  • Cut a piece of burlap to wrap around center of gift (as if it were ribbon), and secure in place on back of gift with tape (or hot glue)
  • Attach quill feather to top of gift using string and secure it with small piece of tape

 

DIY: Fall Gift Wrap

Materials:

Steps:

  • Draw a tribal pattern on gift tag with gold marker
  • Wrap gift in feather paper
  • Wrap orange raffia around gift several times
  • Place tag under orange raffia to hold in place

 

DIY: Fall Gift Wrap

Materials:

  • Brown wrapping paper or postal paper
  • Letter stickers (simple is best, in a fall color)
  • Tape
  • Scissors

 Steps:

  • Wrap gift in brown paper
  • Write your message on top of gift with stickers (for a Thanksgiving hostess try “give thanks”, for a fall anniversary “fall in love” or for a birthday a simple “celebrate” will do)

 

That’s a Wrap

Which wrap was your favorite? Do you have a fall gift wrapping idea of your own? We’d love to hear about it in the blog comments.