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DIY Monogram Sign with Upcycled Gift Wrap

Christmas is such a wonderful time of year. There is nothing like Christmas Day, seeing happy families with gifts open and wrapping paper everywhere. It’s a magical time. If you’re like me though, you may feel a little guilty seeing that wrapping paper everywhere. Even if recycled, it is still a lot of paper we use to simply unwrap a gift! Christmas wrap decorations can be your solution!

Don’t throw it away- create Christmas gift wrap decorations!

If you are new to this community, welcome! We are big on upcycling, or taking recycled material and turning it into something brand new. There is nothing better than doing this after Christmas time! Having all of those extra boxes, gift wrapping, etc. leaves a lot of room for creativity and making new decorations.

We decided to try that with Christmas gift wrap decorations. I feel like we tend to have bags of wrapping paper by the time Boxing Day rolls around. That is a bag full of ideas that have not been created yet! Creating a monogram DIY sign with extra paper is a great way to re-use the paper, and possibly even create a new gift out of it.

Join our crafting community to find more nature-inspired DIYs and upcycled craft ideas. It feels good to repurpose, upcycle and create with nature and other items!

Materials Needed:

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  • used gift wrap (wrapping paper)
  • cardboard letter cut to whatevr size you want
  • hot glue gun
  • Wooden beads (optional)
  • Craft Wire (optional)

How to Make A Gift Wrap Monogram Sign

Here is a step-by-step video of the Gift Wrap Monogram sign we made we made on our Facebook page! Or if you prefer the photo tutorial, continue reading below.

Using your computer, print out a letter onto regular paper enlarging the font. Next, transfer the letter to cardboard and cut the letter out.

Cut the gift wrap into 4-inch strips and then fold the strip in half.

With the strip folded in half, cut ‘tassels’ along the strip.

Begin by gluing the strip and rolling it up.

Using scissors, scrape the tassels to fold the over lightly. Then using the hot glue gun, place a generous amount of glue on the cardboard letter and apply the rolled-up gift wrap and let the glue dry. Continue until the cardboard letter is concealed.

Poke a hole in the cardboard and with the wooden bead strung on the wire, attach it to the cardboard letter.

And with that, the monogram letter made from old wrapping paper is complete. Isn’t it so cute? Stay in the know on our latest crafts, special offers and freebies by joining our mailing list

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