How To Make Glitter Wrapping Paper Less Messy

This post is sponsored by Crayola.

Glitter wrapping paper… Some people love it, some hate it. When you choose glitter wrapping paper for your holiday presents, you just have to resign yourself to finding glitter everywhere for weeks: glitter on your clothes, glitter on your floor, glitter under your Christmas tree. 

It gets everywhere.

So when I found Crayola Glitter Dots, I realized I could combine two of my favorite things — glitter wrapping paper and kid-made gift wrap. Score!

DIY Glitter Wrapping Paper Post

Glitter wrapping paper is so fun and festive! It’s seriously one of my favorite ways to wrap presents. And I adore kid-made wrapping paper. There is just something special about a present wrapped with paper a kid designed.

Aria was more than happy to experiment. The cool thing about Crayola Glitter Dots is that kids can create with glitter in a whole new way, without all the mess!

Crayola Glitter Dots

There are three different kinds of Crayola Glitter Dots sets that come in 13 different colors:

  • Glitter Dots Single Packs ($4.99): Contains 42 dots each and comes in three different color palettes
  • Glitter Dots Activity Kits ($9.99): Each kit focuses on one activity using Glitter Dots; activities include creating
    keychains, stickers, mosaics, and sparkly signs. Kits include 42 Glitter Dots.
  • Glitter Dots Sparkle Station ($19.99): Comes with 84 dots and gives kids all the tools they need to squish, roll, and
    cut custom glitter dot creations that can be applied to a variety of surfaces

Glitter Dots are available at or at retailers nationwide!

To use Crayola Glitter Dots, just squish each dot to create glitter-infused shapes. Each dot contains a special coating so the glitter stays in the dot and not on your hands!

We found that it was easier to squish the dots into a flat shape by rolling them out next to each other and using cookie cutters to cut out different designs.

Glitter dots can be used on paper, wood, craft foam, felt and more.

For our wrapping paper, we used some butcher paper to cover the boxes. We didn’t want to waste any of our glitter dots on paper that wouldn’t be used (extra that you cut off when wrapping) so it made the most sense to wrap our presents, then add our glitter shapes to give them some bling!

Once you cut out the shape and press it on, the Crayola Glitter Dots need about an hour to set and adhere to the surface of your project. When they are dry, the glitter stays in place so you don’t have the mess of traditional glitter. 

Seriously, so cool. 

You can make your glitter shapes solid colors or a mix of colors. We layered silver glitter over the bottom red and green shape of a stocking to give it a more dimensional look. 

I seriously can’t wait to put these presents under our tree!


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