These DIY gift toppers will make your presents almost too pretty to unwrap—but that's a risk we're willing to take! 

November 02, 2018
wrapped gifts topped with paper holly wreaths

The tree is flocked, the halls are decked, and the garlands are strung. It's time to wrap Christmas gifts! Who says front doors should get all the Christmas wreath magic? We'll show you how to make a fun paper gift topper for your holiday packages. Our free pattern makes it easy to create the best-decorated gifts under the Christmas tree. 


  • Working time 20 mins
  • Start to finish 20 mins
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Involves Cutting, Gluing

What you need


How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Cut wreath form

Using our free template, trace and cut 24 leaf shapes from different shades of green cardstock or patterned paper. Cut a round wreath shape out of cardstock. This is what you'll glue your leaves to. We cut ours to be 4-inches in diameter with a 2-inch circle cut out of the center. The easiest way to cut out the center is by folding the entire circle in half and cutting out a semi-circle—once you unfold the circle, you'll have a perfect hollow wreath shape. Don't worry about a crease in the cardstock, the ring will soon be covered with paper leaves and the crease will be hidden. 


Get the free template
paper wreath diy gift topper
Step 2

Add leaves and poms

Use crafts glue or store-bought glue dots to attach the paper leaves to your cardstock wreath forms.The leaves should each overlap slightly with contrasting shades of green until the wreath form is completely hidden. Add berry-colored felt poms with crafts glue. Tuck the poms into the paper leaves where they overlap. To attach your paper wreath gift topper to a package, use double-sided tape.

Comments (3)

How difficult was this project?
October 15, 2019
Difficulty: Very Hard
the template will not download
October 15, 2019
Difficulty: Kind of Hard
You can't get the leaf template. won't download!
October 15, 2019
Difficulty: Kind of Easy
The link to the template does not work. It just takes you back to the instructions.

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