One of my favorite parts of the holidays or receiving gifts generally is unraveling the gifts. It’s satisfying when much thought is put into the gift packaging as the gift itself.
I got a box of chocolate as a “thank you” gift the other day. It was wrapped simply and beautifully with pink twine and round hang tags. I found these blank hang tags with round holes (the ones pictured here use a star punch). As you can see, it was wrapped with a wide belly band of tissue, rather than being fully wrapped on the sides, which works when you have a nice box and don’t mind it peeking out of the sides.
And the simplicity of the gift wrap got me thinking. Less is more is the mantra for the day, and you can hop on this trend by going minimal with your gift wrapping, nonetheless cute. One way to make unwrapping gifts fun is by DIY. With available household staples, you can wrap up or box in something pretty in a few minutes.
Here are three easy ways to make your own gift wrap:
A simple paper wrap can go from 0 to 100 with a little tweaking. Keep your regular wrapping paper simple but updated by adding a touch of craft paints, stencils, ribbons, sparkles, and more arts and décor items. You can draw, write and paint whatever you want on paper and viola! You have an easily transformed gift wrap.
The beauty of boxing gifts is in the many packaging styles it avails you. So get those old shoes and jewelry boxes in varying colors, add some melted crayon, paint, or other forms of colored designs, write a note, tape a flower, and many more.
From paper bags to chips bags, you can upcycle your boring food and snack bags to be the absolute gift fav of the century. For instance, turn your potato chips bag inside out to reveal the metallic color of the bag. Then, wrap it over your gift and add a cute little ribbon for extra sweetness.
Now you know. We can’t wait for you to share your experience making your gift packages using these and other DIY methods.
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