Santa Suit Gift Wrap

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Here's a DIY gift wrap idea that puts the ho-ho-ho in the holidays. The gift box resembles Santa's red suit, complete with collar and belt. It just may be the best-dressed gift under the tree this season.

Want to see the wrapping in action? View it here!

Things You'll Need

  • Red gift wrap
  • White felt
  • Black cardstock
  • Glittery gold cardstock
  • Black buttons
  • Craft jingle bells
  • Hot glue gun
  • Tape
  • Scissors
Santa Suit Gift Wrap
Santa Suit Gift Wrap (Image: Jonathan Fong)

Step 1

Wrap the gift box in red wrapping paper. While you can use regular tape to adhere the paper, double-sided tape can be hidden between the folded edges.

Wrap your box in red paper.
Wrap your box in red paper. (Image: Jonathan Fong)

Step 2

To create the Santa suit's white placket, cut a piece of white felt that goes from the top of the box to the bottom. Hot glue this felt to the red wrapping paper.

Glue white felt to the box to make a placket.
Glue white felt to the box to make a placket. (Image: Jonathan Fong)

Step 3

Cut a piece of white felt into a collar shape and hot glue it on the top edge, above the placket.

Glue on a white felt collar.
Glue on a white felt collar. (Image: Jonathan Fong)

Step 4

For the belt, cut a long piece of black cardstock or poster paper about 2 inches wide and long enough to completely wrap around the box. Crease the edges where it goes around the box. Set the black strip aside.

Cut a piece of black cardstock for the belt.
Cut a piece of black cardstock for the belt. (Image: Jonathan Fong)

Step 5

For the buckle, cut a rectangular piece of glittery gold cardstock so it is about a 1/2 inch wider than the black belt. Cut vertical slits in the rectangle that are just long enough for the black belt to slide through. Wrap the belt around the box again and hot glue the ends together.

Make the gold buckle.
Make the gold buckle. (Image: Jonathan Fong)

Step 6

Hot glue jingle bells to black buttons. Depending on the size of your box, you will need about three bell/button combinations. While the bells are optional, they add a festive sound when the box is shaken.

Glue jingle bells to the buttons.
Glue jingle bells to the buttons. (Image: Jonathan Fong)

Step 7

Hot glue the buttons to the placket, spacing them evenly along the white felt. Santa's suit is done!

Glue the buttons to the placket.
Glue the buttons to the placket. (Image: Jonathan Fong)

Tips & Warnings

  • If the white felt is thin, you may want to double up on it so the red paper doesn't show through.
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