It’s officially the festive season, so it’s time to get yourself and your family into the spirit of giving. Although Santa’s elves take care of most of the gift wrapping, it’s always nice to give out a few personal gifts of your own. Here are a few ways you can wow everyone with your gift wrapping ideas.
Gift wrapping is a great way to keep children busy during the holidays, so grab the kids and get creative… with all the goodies available for gift wrapping these days, it’s not the dull task it used to be. Make sure your presents are handmade with love and you can feel extra good about saving money and giving thoughtful gifts. Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing when you’re wrapping those presents:
1. Use brown paper
Yes, as in the brown paper you use to wrap the kids’ school books. It’s simple, but can be oh so effective. Once you’ve got that as your base, go wild with ribbon, washi tape, stamps, stickers and gift tags — your imagination is the limit!
Tip: Got some leftover bit and bobs from arts and crafts projects? Let the kids use them, like these pom-poms, as part of the decor.
Alternatively, just buy brown paper bags. And for those of us who’ve left gift wrapping til the last minute, you can buy already decorated ones; otherwise let the kids to go wild on the blank canvas.
2. Get out the chalk
Chalkboard paint and labels are all the rage, and now you can get chalkboard wrapping paper. Simply wrap a gift, add a bit of ribbon, washi tape or raffia, and then give the kids some chalk to add a sweet, personal touch to the gift.
Tip: Got some bunting that you no longer want to use as a decoration? Use it rather than ribbon for gift wrapping, or look for mini bunting.
3. Use what you have
You don’t need to go out and buy a whole new roll of Christmas-themed wrapping paper — just use what you already have, and bring in ribbon and tags to give it a festive feel.
Tip: Give life to plain paper with simple polka dot stickers. You can buy them from most stationery stores, or use stickers that are leftover from school projects. (Find gorgeous tags, wrapping paper and ribbon at Macaroon)
With these amazing gift wrapping ideas, you’re sure to have the best-looking presents under the tree!