Wrapping gifts with paper
Do you like traditional gift wrapping, but you don’t know how to do it neatly? If it’s your first time, it might be a problem. But, as it turns out, this skill is quite possible to learn – all you need is practice.
Picking good paper is the first step of wrapping gifts in paper. Surprisingly, not each type is suitable. It should be quite thick, so it doesn’t tear. Quality is key.
Tape is another important element of wrapping gifts with paper. Double-sided is the best option, as it can be cleverly concealed. When you already have paper and tape, follow these directions:
- spread the paper and put the gift on top, estimate how much of the material you need, and cut it,
- using the tape, stick the paper to the gift, so it doesn’t move,
- wrap the paper around the wider side of the gift and attach it again with the tape on top,
- fold the sides like an envelope and secure them with the tape from the inside.
You can tie a ribbon – and you’re done. It’s a perfect gift wrapping method for every occasion.
Wrapping gifts with cellophane
Many people think wrapping gifts with cellophane is “the soft option.” But in fact, it’s not as easy as it seems. The process is not complicated, but it requires having an aesthetic sense.
What do you need to wrap gifts with this method? A piece of plastic wrap and a string or a ribbon. The simplest way is placing the gift in the middle and gathering the cellophane upwards. Next, tie the top with the string or ribbon.
Creative gift wrapping ideas
Creative gift wrapping is not only for those who have mastered the technique. Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best. You can, for instance, use brown bags to wrap your presents – and decorate them, so they look like cute bears.
Take a look at the examples below. Perhaps you’ll like one of them.
Unique gift wrapping ideas
Unique gift wrapping depends mostly on the materials you use for this purpose. The most popular one is, of course, paper. But you can also use:
- wood wool,
- tow sacks,
- artificial leather,
- crêpe paper,
- paper strips,
- decorative plastic wrap with a print.
How to wrap a birthday gift?
When wrapping birthday gifts, you can use various accessories to make them look original. In addition to classic ribbons, you can also try elements such as:
- decorative tape with a pattern,
- dried flowers,
Christmas gift wrapping ideas
There are many creative ideas and accessories for Christmas gift wrapping you can use. Wrapping gifts with kraft paper and decorating them with various element is an interesting solution. You can use the following ornaments:
- spruce branches,
- wooden decorations,
- pine cones,
- dried orange slices,
- gingerbread cookies,
- dried rowan berries,
- candy canes.
Easter gift wrapping ideas
The recent years show that not only Christmas gifts are popular, but also the ones given for Easter – from the Easter bunny.
In this case, the most popular gift wrapping techniques use a classic brown bag to form a bunny. You can also use cardboard boxes and decorate them with ornaments shaped like eggs, chicks, lambs, Easter eggs and flowers.
Japanese gift wrapping
Japanese gift wrapping is a technique that can be used by anyone – even if someone has never done anything like it.
According to the rules of Japanese gift wrapping – the present should be placed in the middle of paper at a slight angle. Then, each corner should be folded inwards. Thanks to this, you should achieve a “construction” that doesn’t require tape or glue. The final result looks very interesting.
Are you trying to wrap a gift using the Japanese technique for the first time? Finding a video tutorial is the best option. This way, you can follow the instructions step by step. Thanks to this, you can be sure everything turns out perfect.
Eco-friendly gift wrapping ideas
Do you value the environment, and are wondering how to wrap a present ecologically? As it turns out, it’s quite possible. You can use any cardboard you have at home. They are usually perfect for reuse. Just remove the old tape or the packing list, and stick a decoration in their place.
Using brown paper is another popular solution. It’s a universal material, so it’s perfect for any occasion, and can be decorated with basically anything. Dried fruits or small tree branches make an interesting decoration.
Gift wrapping ideas for kids
Wrapping gifts for children can be fun, and it’s not difficult. Just decorate the box with animals or characters from favorite shows. For instance, you can use princess theme for girls, and cars for boys.
Placing cardboard letters on the gift is a unique idea. This way, the child can open the gift after reading their name, for instance.
📍 How much does gift wrapping cost?
If you wrap the gift yourself, you won't spend a lot of money, as the price depends only on the materials you decide to use. The cost may range between $1 and $10 – the upper limit regards large presents and unusual decorations. Professional gift wrapping service may cost much more.
📍 How to gift wrap a small present?
There are many options for wrapping a small gift. You can use a small box, a paper bag with your own DIY decorations, or even an ordinary envelope. Everything depends on the shape of the gift and what you find suitable.
📍 How to wrap a large gift?
Wrapping large gifts might be challenging and time-consuming, plus it generates higher costs than small gifts. You can use old cardboard boxes or brown paper for this purpose. If it's a birthday gift, decorating it with balloons might be a good idea.
📍 What to use for gift wrapping?
You can wrap gifts with different materials. Gift wrapping paper or packing paper is the best option. You can also use old cardboard, sateen, tow bags or artificial leather. Corrugated cardboard with natural decorations is an interesting option. When it comes to wrapping gifts, your imagination is your only limit.