In case you didn’t already know, Christmas is three days away! It’s time to finally wrap that mountain of gifts you’ve been sneakily hiding around the house. Relax, fill up a glass of wine or hot cocoa and check out these fool-proof tips on how to creatively wrap gifts!
go beyond paper
Bored of traditional wrapping paper? There are tons of options, the majority of which are most likely lying around the house! Switch it up with brown paper bags, perfect for giving your gift a rustic feel. Simply cut the sides so you’re able to lay it flat and go! You can give it more flair with customized drawings or art, or keep it simple.
Old fabric from crafting projects makes a great paper for those presents that are difficult to wrap when using less flexible materials. Secure the fabric is an adorable ribbon bow or substitute tape with hot glue. Need more ideas? Try sheet music, newspaper, or old clothes!
up close and personal
Yes, store-bought name tags are absolutely fine, but why not give gifts your own personal touch? You’ve worked so hard to pick out the perfect gift, you might as well let that shine on the outside as well! On plain paper, you can stencil their initials on their gifts. Or focus on the details and wrap his gifts in his favorite color paper. Lastly, you can attach pictures together on the outside of the present to remind them of an amazing memory you’ve shared.
take it from the experts
Certain people are able to wrap presents perfectly, without a fold or piece of tape out of place. Understandably, if you’re not one of those people, here are some expert wrapping tips.
1) Paper overload
Keep paper usage to a minimum. Before cutting it down, wrap the paper around the box. Cut the ends so they are only overlapping by a couple of inches. This will save you from creating a huge mess and wasting a lot of paper.
2) stiffen up
If you’re wrapping a flimsier item, like a sweater or blanket, cut a piece of cardboard that around the same size. Then, place the item on top of the cardboard and wrap. This will help you achieve much cleaner corners.
3) stick it out
To avoid slipping and sliding, use washi tape instead of ribbon to decorate your wrapping paper to keep it in place.
4) reward yourself
After all of your hard work, don’t forget to reward yourself with your own relaxing gift! Maybe some soothing bath soaks, or comfortable pajamas? How about some fluffy slippers? And the best part is, you won’t even have to wrap it!
We hope these tips and tricks inspired you on how to creatively wrap gifts this holiday season Remember to take it one gift at a time and have fun!