Make Your Own Fun & Decorative Gift Card & Stocking Stuffer Wrap (PHOTOS)

Calling all crafters and wannabe crafters, now is your chance to show off your skills. We know that stocking stuffers and gift cards are often a last-minute thought. This year, though, let’s make it seem like they aren’t (shhh, we won’t tell) by decorating them with a cute and crafty touch. 


Add some creativity to your gift wrapping by decorating a toilet paper roll with some glue, paper, stamps, and everyone’s easy crafting favorite -- colorful washi tape! If you have a longer stocking stuffer, don’t forget you can also use a paper towel roll. Here's my simple how-to -- and four fun designs to try.


  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Washi tape
  • Paper
  • Stamps
  • Ink
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon, yarn, string
  • Paint
  • Pencil
  • Glue
  • Glitter


Design 1: Stamp It

1. Stamp designs on a piece of paper. Use a stamp or a pencil tip to dip into paint or an ink pad.

2. Cut it out and tape it onto the the toilet paper roll. 

3. Fold the edges and flatten the roll. Connect the edges with washi tape.

Design 2: Wrap It

1. Cut a piece of glitter paper.

2. Tape it to a toilet paper roll and then wrap string around the roll.

3. Fold the edges of the toilet paper roll inward so it creates its own little box.

Design 3: Glitter It

1. Write your child’s name or a holiday-inspired saying like “JOY” with glue on your toilet paper roll.

2. Sprinkle glitter onto the glue. Let dry.

3. Attach edges together with washi tape.

Design 4: Tape It

1. Wrap washi tape around your roll.

2. Fold in edges of the roll. 


Images via Kelly Ladd

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