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DIY Wrapping Paper – Created easily with a printer

Learn how to make your own custom wrapping paper with this DIY gift wrap tutorial.

Make your own custom wrapping paper using a home printer. With this easy technique, you can transform anything into wrapping paper. DIY Wrapping Paper Tutorial.

Don’t you hate it when you are wrapping last minute gifts and realize you don’t have any wrapping paper left?

Or you just can’t find the perfect gift wrap for a special gift?

Well, you are in luck. I have an EASY and quick solution for you!

Use a printer to create beautiful custom gift wrap.

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DIY Wrapping Paper Tutorial

Back in October I got a HP Photosmart 7520 printer which can print, copy, scan and fax. I knew it would be the perfect tool to create wrapping paper.

How to make your own wrapping paper


  • Printer
  • Paper
  • Greenery (I used cedar branches from my cedar bushes)


Step 1: To create this gorgeous cedar wrapping paper, I placed cedar branches on the printer’s glass scanning bed.

Copy Cedar Branches to make wrapping paper

Step 2: Once I had the branches placed the way I wanted, I loaded up the paper tray with regular bright white printer paper. 

Use a printer to create wrapping paper

Step 3: I selected the copy option on the printer.

When I clicked copy, there was an option where I could select the quality. I selected the ”Best” quality.

And out came the beautiful cedar gift wrap!

Cedar DIY Wrapping Paper

DIY Wrapping Paper

I use the paper to wrap my gift. I added jute twine to give the perfect touch to the gift wrap.

DIY Wrapping Paper Tutorial

How do you like the way it turned out?

Use a printer’s copy option to create custom gift wrap

Gabrielle was with me when I made the wrapping paper and she was so excited about it.

She made some herself too! She placed a bunch of buttons on the glass scanning bed and copied those to make gift wrap.

Imagine all the wrapping paper possibilities that can be created with this technique!

Leaves, flowers, special notes, etc.. so many things can be used as gift wrap.

It’s really as simple as placing what you want on the printer’s glass scanning bed and pressing copy!

I can’t wait to make more! Do you have ideas of  something else I could copy into gift wrap?

I hope you are having a BEAUTIFUL day!


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Make your own custom wrapping paper using a home printer. With this easy technique, you can transform anything into wrapping paper. DIY Wrapping Paper Tutorial.

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Saturday 5th of December 2020

[…] from DIY Dreamer blew me away with making greenery wrapping paper. When I looked at the picture I thought it was real […]

Becki Peckham

Monday 23rd of December 2013

Wow! This is a great idea. How cool!


Sunday 22nd of December 2013

WOW this is awesomeeeee!!!!! How clever! I love it and I'm trying it for some gifts I haven't wrapped yet!!!! Pinned!!!


Amy @ Marvelous Mommy

Saturday 21st of December 2013

I am so beyond blown away by this wrapping paper! I also thought it was real cedar sprigs! You were featured today at the Create Link Inspire party!

Katie @ The Casual Craftlete

Friday 20th of December 2013

Eek...Christine, I was SO excited when I saw you linked up to the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop! I love all of your posts but this was my favorite. I will be featuring your DIY Wrapping Paper on Sunday night @ 8 pm C. Thanks so much for sharing. You are an awesome blogger/crafter! Merry Christmas!

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