Today, we talk about different ways to wrap presents to make them unique!
Instead of using wrapping paper, try using:
- customized wrapping paper
- Recipe paper, this is a good idea if you’re giving them kitchen or baking supplies
- family gift paper
If the gift is weirdly shaped, put it in a box with other little things like small bells, and wrap it! Even adding a fancy bow with other decorations makes the gift look like it’s from Pinterest.
tip: to make the ribbon for your bow curly, use scissors and run it across the ribbon quickly.
I’m not that great at wrapping, so generally I like putting my presents in a bag and then putting a bunch of tissue paper to kind of hide the present like this:
But I feel like this type of wrapping doesn’t quite give the thrill of ripping a present open or shaking the box to figure out what’s inside, so I think I might stick to traditional wrapping this year
For small presents, I like using regular printer paper and painting/drawing designs on it. For example, for my friend’s birthday, I painted horizontal strokes across the paper like this
and it was a nice substitute for wrapping paper.
Another thing you could do (although very time consuming so choose carefully who you use this for!!), is take some plain wrapping paper or just printer paper and wrap the gift normally
And then once you’re done, take a marker and write a bunch of adjectives that describe the receiver such as “Kind, caring, tenacious, selfless” etc.
or you could write a Christmas phrase all over, such as “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays”
To be quite honest, I’ve always pushed the responsibility to wrap presents to my mom, but now that I’m not actually incapable of gift wrapping, she’s pushed it back to me, in which case I don’t actually wrap the present using wrapping paper because it’ll probably not look neat and I can’t stand that. SO,
1) Use a nice giftbox (mentioned in Secret Santa post)
you can usually find these type of things at dollar stores/stationary stores (stores like Daiso, if you know what that is)
2) Plain Shoeboxes
If you can find a plain one, that is. But shoeboxes are really simple and reminds me of pinterest things, especially if you just tie a ribbon or 2 around it. It’s also a good size for most gifts, and you can add bubble wrap or tissue paper if your gift is small to fill up the space.