It’s day number three of our “DIY Gift Wrap Week” and I’ve got a simple trick for turning plain, cheap gift bags or boxes into super festive packages! This gift wrap idea was inspired by this giant modern fringe Christmas tree that Martha Stewart shared last year, such a great idea for a small space. I used my favorite Martha fringe scissors to slice up a few tiny pieces of tissue paper and in just minutes a boring bag is made fabulous. Finding this post beyond the holidays? Don’t worry, fringe is an adorable way to wrap and embellish any type of gift! Don’t forget to share your versions of this project with us using the hashtag #somethingturquoisediy on Instagram and Twitter! Happy Crafting!

Darling idea for DIY fringe Christmas tree gift bags!
Darling idea for DIY fringe Christmas tree gift bags!
Darling idea for DIY fringe Christmas tree gift bags!
Darling idea for DIY fringe Christmas tree gift bags!

SUPPLIES:

  • Martha Stewart Fringe Scissors
  • Tissue Paper (any colors will do!)
  • Gift Bag or Box
  • Glue Stick
Darling idea for DIY fringe Christmas tree gift bags!

Cut Your Fringe

Start by cutting 2″ strips of tissue paper, then use the fringe scissors to create the fringe – leaving about 1/3″ strip of uncut tissue at the top. Here I folded my tissue in half to save time cutting – but you don’t have to.

Darling idea for DIY fringe Christmas tree gift bags!

Tree Topper Fringe

If you’d like to make a “tree topper”, cut a tiny bit of fringe in a separate color to fit.

Darling idea for DIY fringe Christmas tree gift bags!

Tree Trunk

Cut out a small rectangle for your tree trunk and glue it onto your bag.

Darling idea for DIY fringe Christmas tree gift bags!

Assemble Your Fringe Tree

Add 4-5 layers of fringe to create your Christmas tree shape. Trim and glue as you go! Only glue the top uncut portion of the tissue to your bag; if you glue your fringe down – it won’t move.

Darling idea for DIY fringe Christmas tree gift bags!
Darling idea for DIY fringe Christmas tree gift bags!
Darling idea for DIY fringe Christmas tree gift bags!
Darling idea for DIY fringe Christmas tree gift bags!

Fringe Wrapping Is Not Just For The Holidays!


Darling idea for DIY fringe wrapped gift boxes!

Fringe is an adorable way to wrap any type of package… here I embellished simple gift boxes with strips of layered fringe for bridesmaids gifts!

Darling idea for DIY fringe wrapped gift boxes!
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Darling idea for DIY fringe wrapped gift boxes!

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 // Martha Stewart Fringe Scissors and Glue Sticks: courtesy of the Editors at Martha Stewart Living // Tissue Paper: Sugar Paper for Target // 5.25″ x 8.5″ Kraft Paper Bags: Amazon // Nail Polish: OPI – Withstands the Test of Thyme


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