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December 01, 2015

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For day number two of our DIY Gift Wrap Week – I have a fabulous + free, editable design that you can print at home! It’s for custom, DIY Word Search Gift Wrap and there are literally so many different ways you can use the design, that I can’t wait to see your projects! From full on gift wrap to simple gift bag embellishments, this project is quick, easy and you probably already have everything you need for it. The best part is that EVERY SINGLE LETTER of our free PDF is editable – so the sky is the limit on how you choose to customize your design. I’ve created two download sizes for you; the regular 8.5″ x 11″ of course, and then the 12″ x 12″ design that I printed using my fabulous Canon PIXMA iP8720 Crafting Printer. If you are a DIY bride (or a DIY maven like me) you will fall in love with this printer! To see my other free download designs created specifically for this printer, visit this page. Don’t forget to share your versions of this project with us using the hashtag #somethingturquoisediy on Instagram and Twitter! Happy Crafting!

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SUPPLIES:

  • Canon PIXMA iP8720 Crafting Printer (omg – it prints 13″ x 19″!)
  • Regular printer paper in 8.5″ x 11″ or 12″ x 12″
  • Ribbon, twine, boxes, tissue, etc.
  • Scissors
  • Sharpies
  • Our FREE editable downloads at the end of the post!

Awesome gift wrap idea using free, edit and print word search paper!


Watch this short computer screen video to learn EXACTLY how to customize and personalize our free word search PDF files!



How To Customize Our Word Search Files:


  1. Download our free word search PDF files at the end of the post.
  2. Open with Adode Reader or Adobe Acrobat.
  3. Click on Tools –> then Edit.
  4. Double click on each letter to add your custom text.
  5. Save and print!

Print + Search

Once you’ve personalized your word search puzzle print it out and then highlight your custom words! Here I used the 12″ x 12″ size design to wrap this rectangle box.

Awesome gift wrap idea using free, edit and print word search paper!

Wrap Your Gift

Carefully wrap your gift with your new custom word search paper! If you are going to wrap a gift, you need only use regular old printer paper – as it’s nice and thin and will fold easily as you wrap. Cardstock works for some of the other ideas where you don’t actually wrap the entire gift.

NOTE: make sure to consider the size of your box and where you want your words to fall, when designing your printout – maybe even measure it first!

Awesome gift wrap idea using free, edit and print word search paper!
Awesome gift wrap idea using free, edit and print word search paper!

Get Creative With Your Wrapping

I understand that trying to wrap a gift using an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of paper is going to be limiting – so get creative! Don’t think that you have to wrap your entire gift with the printout!

Here I used only a small portion of the printout to staple onto a gift bag or add to a gift bag with washi tape!

Awesome gift wrap idea using free, edit and print word search paper!
Awesome gift wrap idea using free, edit and print word search paper!

Masculine or Feminine

It’s easy to personalize this paper by the color of marker and ribbons you use!

Awesome gift wrap idea using free, edit and print word search paper!

Fun Ideas On How To Use Our Word Search Paper:

  • Wrap an entire small gift with it.
  • Add a small portion of it to a gift bag or box.
  • Make family placemats with seating names.
  • Make a bridal shower game out of it.
  • Make personalized games for the kids in your family.
  • Add everyones name in your family to one page and pass them out at the holidays.
  • Make your Save the Date invitation with it! OMG – I can see it now… and I might just have to make another DIY for that one!
Awesome gift wrap idea using free, edit and print word search paper!
Awesome gift wrap idea using free, edit and print word search paper!

For bridesmaid gifts! Customize the word search to fit each gal in your wedding!


Awesome gift wrap idea using free, edit and print word search paper!

DIY Tutorial Sponsored By:

Canon PIXMA iP8720 Wireless Crafting Printer

Canon U.S.A., Inc. prides itself on allowing consumers to create and preserve beautiful imagery, from capture to print. With wireless technology and seamless printing capabilities, you can print your photos and printables with precision and ease.

Awesome gift wrap idea using free, edit and print word search paper!

Remember, your “gift wrap” doesn’t need to wrap around your entire gift, simply find a pretty box and add it to just one side like I did here!


Free Word Search Downloads

Click for the-8-word-searchClick for the-12-word-search

For edit + print help, watch the computer screen video above!

As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! If you use Instagram or Twitter please use the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY and it will show up on our Get Social page. Happy Crafting!

DIY Tutorial Credits

Photography + DIY Tutorial: Jen Carreiro of Something Turquoise // Canon PIXMA iP8720 Wireless Crafting Printer: courtesy of Canon – available at JoAnn // Font Used: Courier New // Gold Polka Dot Tissue + Ribbons: Sugar Paper for Target // Gold Twine: Amazon // Sharpies: Amazon // Nail Polish: OPI – Withstands the Test of Thyme


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