Ever since I was little, I have LOVED gift wrapping. Walking through the mall during the holidays, I was jealous of the people gift wrapping presents at the kiosk. I told my mom I would work there for free and they would never need to pay me.
When I was on Christmas break at school, I would go to work with my mom and her co-workers would bring in their gifts. I would wrap gifts in the break room. Having two other siblings, I wrapped all of their gifts every Christmas and even some of my own. Gift wrapping is a part of my soul. I can’t get enough of it.
I was watching a TV show about the Spelling Manor and fell in love with her gift wrapping room. Google it! That’s a dream of mine. Some of you might love gift wrapping like myself and others might be looking for a quick way to wrap a gift. This list will provide gift wrapping ideas for any skill level.
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Gift Wrapping: Wrapping Paper
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No more taping the card to the front of the paper or carrying it hoping it makes its way to the receiver. This is the most creative form of gift wrapping I have seen in a while using double-sided wrapping paper.
I found this beautiful double-sided wrapping paper on Amazon.
Found from Extra Petite
The mixture of the plaid wrapping paper with the brown paper pulls this gift wrapping together perfectly. I love the idea of using nature to add some extra “BAM” to these gifts.
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Using different wrapping paper and bows in the same color scheme pulls all of the gifts together. I always use a theme when wrapping gifts under my tree. I would have anxiety if there was a wrapping paper that did not go along with the rest.
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Sticking with a color scheme also allows you to pick up bows, ribbon and other additions in the matching color scheme to always stock up on.
Gift Wrapping: Plain Paper
Found from Going Home to Roost
I love this chalkboard look for gift wrapping. It also makes the gifts look and feel so personalized. You need black craft paper and some white markers or pens. So unique.
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Washi tape–need I say more! The colors and options are endless. Washi tape can be used to spice up gift wrapping for any occasion. Washi tape comes in so many amazing colors and patterns.
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Instead of trying to hold all of the ribbons together and then tie a bow, use tape. Tape the ribbon on the side of the gift to get the perfect spacing. Use a cheap dollar store toy or ornament in the middle to tie the gift together.
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This idea is perfect for a lazy gift wrapper. Simply take brown paper and paint on your own bow.
Found from PopSugar
Using a color out of the ordinary for the specific holiday makes a bold statement. This gift wrapping idea looks very elegant.
Gift Wrapping: Odd Paper
Found from The Chic Site
Now this idea is SAVVY! Buy one large desk calendar on clearance and you have “wrapping paper” for 12 different people.
Found from Something Turquoise
You can use their free editable download to print out this personalized word search paper.
Found from DIY Weddings Mag
I love the idea of using sheet music as a form of wrapping paper. Pick up some discounted sheets at a local music store and finish it off with a bow.
Found from Fairview Farm
Even using a newspaper you have around your house to wrap a gift is a savvy move. What better of the three R’s to use than to reuse!
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When we think of tissue paper, we do not necessarily think of it as a substitute for wrapping paper. Tissue paper normally comes in bright colors and is cheaper than wrapping paper.
Amazon or the dollar store is a great place to purchase tissue paper.
Gift Wrapping: Unique Items
Found from A Baker’s House
Such a savvy way to reuse an item that would be tossed into the garbage can. If you are giving cookies or a gift that is difficult to wrap, use a decorative Pringle’s can. After it has been cleaned of course.
Found from Pouted
Such a cool way to give a wine bottle as a gift. More unique than placing it in a wine bag. Use different colored paper to match the occasion.
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Use fabric to wrap up a gift and tie it in a bow. Perfect for someone who is not confident in their wrapping abilities and can benefit from an easy solution.
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Normally played as a game. However, you could wrap gifts to a neighborhood family or children of a family you exchange gifts with. Have them play the game to unwrap or just give them the difficulty of working hard to enjoy their gift.
Found from DIY Projects
Free paint chips from a local hardware store can be turned into these little gift boxes. You can color code them to match the occasion you need them for. Might be a cool idea to use to give gift cards.
Gift Wrapping: Wrap-Up
Wrapping is something I clearly enjoy doing. No matter what your skill level is at wrapping this list will help you make your gift unique. Think outside the box when it comes to wrapping. Use items that normally are not used for gift wrapping.
Marry Christmas everyone!
Do you like to wrap presents?
What are some unique ideas you have for gift wrapping?
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