TRY THESE 8 CREATIVE GIFT-WRAPPING IDEAS
Wrapping a gift has become an art, and sometimes the wrapping becomes part of the gift. Here are a few ways to make your wrapping unique and eye-catching.
Have younger children? Buy plain white paper by the roll and let them draw, or even better, paint on it. Wrap Grandma’s and Grandpa’s gift in it! The decoration on the paper may be worth more to them than the present inside. Have your children use their hands and put hand prints all over the paper.
If you are giving kitchen items such as a spatula or a serving spoon, grab an oven mitt and put everything in it and tie it up with a bow. The oven mitt is the wrapping — and the gift.
IN THE NEWS
Go to the library and look into the local newspaper’s archives. Find the birth year of the person to whom you are giving a gift, then find a paper from that year and make a copy of it. Wrap the gift in that! You can also order old newspapers online.
Bet you didn’t know that you can have wrapping paper made of pictures you took! There are a lot of internet sites where you just give them one picture or 100 pictures and the company can make wrapping paper out of it. Just search ‘wrapping paper out of photos.’
DON’T FORGET THE TAG
Use any standard wrapping, but for the to/from tag, use a picture of the gift recipient and a picture of the gift giver. For example, if giving a gift from you to your partner, then put a picture of both of you on that gift. No names required, the picture will let everyone know who it is for.
Use a laundry basket and pack it full of gifts. Cover the gifts with a bunch of different colored tissue paper. It will be very colorful and everyone could always use an extra laundry basket. Try this one for a cute, durable basket that’ll make you want to pitch your old plastic ones.
REMEMBER YOUR HOST OR HOSTESS
A perfect host or hostess gift is a bottle of wine. Take it one step further this year and put the one in a festive holiday sock. Use the other sock to tie around the stem of the wine bottle into a bow. Check out some other inexpensive (and thoughtful) hostess gifts.
MASON JARS APLENTY
With mason jars being all the rage right now, why not use them as a gift container? They come in all different sizes and I’ve even seen novelty ones that are 3 to 4 gallons. Find one that is already colored. Here’s an array of sizes and types of mason jars – and even some sweet chalkboard tags to use.
All of these ideas are very inexpensive and the possibilities are endless. So choose your favorite idea and become a master wrapping artist!
This article was written by Katie Simpson, contributor for The Daily Clutch.
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