Give the gift that will make them say AWWW! Discover a fun way to add whimsy to your gift wrapping this holiday season with these cute gift wrapped animals! Whether as a holiday or birthday gift you can customize a plainly wrapped box into one of five woodlands and arctic critters- reindeer, penguin, owl, polar bear and a red fox.
You will no longer spend big bucks on premium gift wrap when you can transform solid rolls of gift wrap and basic white boxes into a collection of woodland and polar animals. Never before in real life would this specific set of animals be found together but they can be under your tree! Our free printable template and step by step guide will help you create a veritable zoo for Christmas holidays and birthday parties alike! When handing over your animal wrapped toys and gifts, feel free to throw in a roar, a bark, a hoot, a squawk or grunt.
These animals were brought to life, photographed and written about by Tara at Spot of Tea Designs. Life may be wild but Tara’s blog is full of tips to help keep everyday tame.
Adorable Animal Gift Wrapping Supplies
- Solid color gift wrap – white, black, orange, kraft
- Gift boxes (we used 7 x 8.25” giftware and 8 x 11” leisure boxes from Walmart)
- Gift Wrapped Animals Template PDF
- Glue stick
- Bone folder
First, work on your gangsta wrapper skills and wrap your boxes with the solid color gift wrap noted on the template. Penguin = black. Polar bear and owl = white. Fox = orange. Reindeer = brown.
Tip: Run a bone folder (or wooden popsicle stick) along the edges to create crisp folds around the box.
Print and trim the template shapes to size. Separate into piles of their specific animal.
Use a glue stick to adhere the shapes onto the box.
Consider adhering some elements on the front and some on back, like the fox, to showcase dimension.
Line them all up as a sweet animal parade of gift-wrapped cuteness ready to surprise some very special recipients!
Friends will flock to the tree when seeing these on Christmas morning!
Be ready to accept a big bear hug when gifting this gift-wrapped polar bear!
Which is cuter, this Rudolph looking reindeer friend or this foxy fella? The whole crew of wild animals will look downright domesticated when nestled under the Christmas tree or stand out from the pack of piled presents at a birthday party.