DIY Wrapping Paper Wall Art

Posted by Katie King
Learn how to turn scraps of wrapping paper into charming holiday wall decor! Get the DIY now.

One of my favorite things about the holidays has always been wrapping gifts! That may sound a little odd, but I have always been that person who loves to sit in front of the TV (with paper, ribbons and tags scattered around me) wrapping gifts.

Due to this love of wrapping gifts, I slowly became obsessed intrigued with wrapping paper. Specifically, I became intrigued with vintage wrapping paper. Now if you collected vintage wrapping paper, you know finding a large sheet to wrap an actual gift with, is a gold mine! With that being said, most of time when you find vintage wrapping paper, it's only a small bit. When this happens, I usually save the paper back for either a smaller gift or for a future craft project.

After going through my stash one day, I thought it would be cute, if I could display the papers as pieces of home-decor. Well folks, today's DIY is just that!

Today I'm going to be showing you how you can turn those scraps of wrapping paper you've been saving, into mini pieces of wall art!

Now for the actual photo tutorial below, you will see that I used a vintage piece of wrapping paper. However, this is not necessary. You can use any type of wrapping paper you want for this project. It could be vintage, modern or even a piece of handmade wrapping paper you made yourself! In the final photos, I tried to show you a couple of different versions, to give you some ideas.

Also in today's project, I'm using a lot of basic craft supplies. So this project would be perfect if you're new to crafting and wanted to give holiday crafting a try!

To find out how to make your own Wrapping Paper Wall Art just check out the full tutorial below!


  • Canvas 4''x4''
  • Christmas Wrapping Paper
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Mod Podge (I used the gloss finish)
  • Foam Brush
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun (optional)
  • Ribbon (optional)
  • Tags (optional)
  • Buttons (optional)
  • Glitter (optional)

Paint your canvas the same color as the background of your wrapping paper. Once you're done painting your canvas, set it aside to dry.

Take your wrapping paper and cut a 6'' x 6'' square.

If you're using a different size canvas, make sure that the wrapping paper you cut out is at least 2'' bigger than your canvas.

Grab your Mod Podge and apply a nice layer (using a foam brush) to your painted canvas. Then grab your wrapping paper and lay it on top of your canvas, smoothing out any air bubbles.

Once the middle portion is glued down, flip you canvas over and make four diagonal cuts in each corner of your wrapping paper. Then begin adding Mod Podge to the edges of your canvas and fold down the wrapping paper (gently) to cover those edges.

When your canvas is completely covered, set it aside to dry. Once your canvas is dry, you may need to cut off some excess paper around the edges.

Now grab your ribbon, buttons, tags, glitter and other decorate items. Then begin playing around with decorating your canvas. You may want to add glitter to emphasize some areas of your wrapping paper or add a simple piece of ribbon to make your canvas look like a gift. Either way just have fun decorating!

Once your done decorating your canvas, you're ready to hang it up!

These little canvas were so much fun to make! My favorite one is definitely the white and gold canvas where I used the vintage wrapping paper. The other two canvases featured in the picture, I made using ''modern'' wrapping paper. So you can really get creative and have fun with this project!

What are your thoughts on wrapping gifts? Do you give it a holiday YAY or NAY?