Paper crafting is therapeutic for me. It’s relaxing and fun, and I get to be creative. I love gift wrapping too (I have gotten creative in the past with Olaf and Superheroes to name a couple) and when you put the two together, I’m in craft heaven. My daughter was invited to a Spongebob themed birthday party for this weekend. I noticed that the gift we bought was the perfect shape to make my own Spongebob Squarepants gift wrapping.
I have to be honest, I have never watched a Spongebob episode but I have a feeling I’d like the guy. So, I grabbed the party invitation and used it as a guide to turn our gift into this little dude. I grabbed some paper scraps and some other supplies already in my craft room.
- Paper (2 shades of yellow, red, brown, black, blue, white)
- Wrapping paper
- Tape (regular and double sided)
- Glue stick
- Circle craft punches
- Paper cutter
Our present is headphones and a gift card, so I taped the card to the box.
I wrapped the present first because I thought it was easier to only decorate the front, versus doing a 3 dimensional Spongebob. I actually used the same wrapping I used last year for his Hot Wheels birthday present. Next I measured the box and cut a yellow piece for his body, a white piece for his shirt, and a brown piece for his pants and taped it on.
For his eyes I used three different circle craft punches. I also cut 6 thin black strips for his eye lashes.
Here is the part where I winged it! For his body I cut circles in 2 different sizes in a shade lighter than the yellow of his body. I used the picture as a guide to cut out his mouth, tongue, teeth, and nose. I also cut out triangles and a tie for his shirt and black strips for his belt loops.
I taped and glued it all together.
Here are a couple after photos. I did this while my daughter was at school and when she came home and saw it she got a kick out of it. I hope the birthday boy does too!
Other fun gift wrapping posts:
- Frozen Gift Wrapping with DIY Olaf Card
- Superhero Invitations and Gift Wrapping DIY
- Creative Gift Wrapping Tips and Ideas
- Upcycled Gift Wrapping Ideas
- DIY Repurposed Gift Card Holder