{How To} Reclaimed Gift Wrapping

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Last week I shared my new advent calendar “how to” and at the bottom I included a few photos of my wrapped gifts.

(If you missed the “how to” click here.)

Well, I have received a few emails asking for more info on “how to” create the look.  So, that is today’s feature.

Reclaimed Gift Wrap

Reclaimed Gift Wrap - The Sewing Loft

This is so super easy that I even feel funny about rating it but to be fair, I will.

This project is for all levels.

Skill Level- 1  Button


  • yesterday’s news paper
  • ribbon
  • fabric scraps
* Note for this project, I used a glue gun but you can use tape.
Basic Instructions:
  1. Wrap gift in newspaper or paper bag.  Many of my packages were odd sizes and shaped so, creative wrapping was a must!
  2. Using your scraps of fabric and glue gun, attached to package.
  3. To create flowers, I cut circles from the news paper. Then, I cute in a spiral pattern; leaving a round circle as the base.
  4. Starting at the long end of spiral, wrap the strip around a pencil and hot glued in place. Click here for step by step directions from Dozi Designs.
These flowers were super easy to make and really look good. They can be made out of anything really. Think of all those colored fliers the kids bring home from school. They would add a nice punch of color to any plain package. Here is even a quick picture of a paper bag dressed up with some bakers twine and a flower. Really pretty right!
Easy Reclaimed Gift Wrap -The Sewing Loft
Happy Crafting!

**Remember, keep it simple and carefree! I would love to see your holiday wrapping! Feel free to share photos on my  facebook page!


  1. LOVE it!!

  2. Great idea to recycle newspaper!

  3. absolutely adorable! thanks for sharing…

  4. krystyl olson says

    Love it! check out my blog for an UPCYCLED DIY christmas bow!!
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  5. I just love love love this. You did a beautiful job, and how creative!

  6. I’d love to try this with colored comic pages. How fun and creative.

  7. Cathy@My1929Charmer says

    How incredibly cool, I love it, how creative of you, you talented girl you. Boy who would of thought newspaper could look this good, you did! Here’s hoping you’ll share this great idea over at Sunday’s Best. Sure hope you do, sharing is a good thing!

  8. Cathy@My1929Charmer says

    Thanks for sharing at Sunday’s Best and wishing you very happy holiday’s.