DIY Polka Dot Wrapping Paper

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Don’t you love when you can do craft projects with things that you already have around the house?  This DIY wrapping paper was one of those projects.  The brown craft paper that I had left something to be desired, so I decided to spice it up with some gold polka dots.  Nothing too extravagant, but it gives it a little extra something, dont’cha think?

DIY Wrapping Paper with Craft Paper, Hole Reinforcers, and Gold Markers

I wanted perfect circles, so I used hole reinforcers to make the polka dots.  I’m all about using materials for something you wouldn’t think of.  Add a little glitz to your wrapping this year with easy and festive DIY wrapping paper.



  • Brown craft paper (I found mine at the Dolllar Tree)
  • Hole reinforcers
  • Gold markers (I used both Craftsmart (from Michael’s) and Sharpie markers because the Craftsmart marker ran out.  I found the Craftsmart gave a brighter gold, while the Sharpie was more of a bronze.)
  • Ribbon or bows for finishing touches (optional)


How to Make Polka Dot Wrapping Paper

Making this DIY wrapping paper is super-simple.  First, wrap your boxes with brown craft paper.

Make Your Own Dotted Wrapping Paper

Place your hole reinforcers on your wrapped package.  If you’re really particular, you can measure the polka dot spacing, but I just placed random hole reinforcers on.

Use Gold Sharpies to Dress Up Plain Wrapping Paper

Use Hole Reinforcers to Create Beautiful Wrapping Paper

Use your gold marker to color the dots in.  The oil-based Sharpie tended to bleed through, so I was careful to trace around the inside of the dot inside of coloring over it.  The Craftsmart marker was a little more forgiving, so I could “scribble” over the circles.  If you’re not sure how your marker will do, try a test piece and see how it works and use that as your benchmark.

Dress Up Wrapping Paper with Hole Reinforcers and Gold Markers

DIY Wrapping Paper

Let your marker dry for a couple minutes.  Then, peel off the hole reinforcers.  Fill in any missed spots.

DIY Wrapping Paper by Destination Decoration

How to Make Polka Dot Wrapping Paper

Add ribbon, bows, or a gift tag and find a good spot for your beautiful present underneath the Christmas tree.

Make Your Own Wrapping Paper with Brown Paper, Hole Reinforcers, and Gold Markers

How to Make Your Own Polka Dot Wrapping Paper

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