Are you done with your holiday shopping or you are already running out of time to prepare for holidays? For sure you are now thinking of the creative gift wrapping ideas to make your presents more lovely. You can always add a personal touch to Christmas gifts for your friends and family with these simple gift-wrapping ideas. These simple ideas are also perfect for last-minute parties that will help you save both time and money so you can focus on fully enjoying the holiday season.
Recycled Gift Wrap
Have scraps of wrapping paper left over from other gifts? Don’t toss it. Instead, run it through a shredder (cut to size first, if needed) and use it for lining gift boxes or bags.
Add a blooming touch to wrapped gifts by topping them with nesting pastel papers in different sizes. Click here for the steps on how to make cupcake-paper carnations.
Cushion your presents with candy! Replace boring Styrofoam with swirls of minty goodness, then wrap your gifts in the red-and-white color combination for an eye-catching display.
If you have a lot of gifts to give this year, assign each family member a different color paper, and you won’t even need gift tags. This is a fun way for everyone to identify his or her presents.
You need: Butcher paper + construction paper + newsprint + twine. Butcher paper becomes the perfect backdrop for stag silhouettes. Print and cut out our templates, then trace onto newsprint or construction paper and cut out. Tape in place and finish with twine.
Trendy chalkboard tags add a personal touch to any gift. Use purchased chalkboard tags, cut tag shapes out of chalkboard paper, or create your own paper with chalkboard spray paint. Write message with chalk or a white chalk pen.
Accent a gift with decorative ribbons. For added embellishment, use embroidery thread and a needle to create a cross-stitch and/or running stitch design. Make the bow out of a cardboard paper towel tube. Flatten the tube lengthwise, then cut it into five pieces of equal width. Hot-glue ends together to form a bow.
SOURCES: www.marthastewart.com; www.countryliving.com; www.midwestliving.com
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