May 26, 2019

Picture Frame Gift Wrapping For the Holidays

When it comes to giving gifts, whether for Hanukkah, birthdays or whatever occasion, I like to be creative with the wrapping rather than just plunking the present in a gift bag from the 99 Cents Only Store. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.) On the other hand, I also don’t like to spend too much time with it, since I’m a last-minute shopper and wrapper. 

Here’s a gift-wrapping idea that personalizes the gift with a frame for a photo, and it’s super easy to boot. (You can tell by how short the tutorial is.) You can insert the recipient’s photo in the frame, or a picture of a pet or loved one. It’s a heartfelt way to jazz up any gift.

What you’ll need:
Wrapping paper
Coordinating paper

1. Wrap your present as you normally would with the gift wrap of your choice.

2. Cut out a rectangle from paper or cardstock of a coordinating color. Then cut out an opening inside that rectangle for the photo. Glue the frame to the gift, but don’t glue the top edge because that’s where the photo is inserted.

3. Insert a photo, and write the recipient’s name on the frame if you wish.

Jonathan Fong is the author of “Flowers That Wow” and “Parties That Wow,” and host of “Style With a Smile” on YouTube. You can see more of his do-it-yourself projects at