It’s the night before Christmas and all through the house,
not a gift box in sight and you don’t want to look like a louse!
So off you go to find wrapping paper, scissors and tape.
With a snip-snip here and a fold-fold there,
you’re beautiful wrapping will show everyone you care!
I don’t know about you, but wrapping presents without a gift box can seem stressful. We have easy tips and techniques for gift wrapping to help inspire your imagination.
What you will need: quality gift wrapping paper, scissors, tape, ribbon. Helpful tip: clear a table to set up your gift wrapping area and have a basket to keep supplies handy and a trash can close by.
Step 1: Measure paper into a rectangle approx 7” x 12”
Step 2: Take the left side and fold lengthwise. Fold the right side, overlapping the left side slightly. Tape shut.
Step 3: Fold over one end, cut triangles at each corner and cut away the top flap. With lower flap, tape end shut.
Step 4: Put item inside. Now fold the end opposite the bottom.
Step 5: Repeat step 3.
Step 6: Tape flap and pull bag taut.
To help stretch your gift wrapping budget, use kraft paper for larger gifts and embellish it with printed paper and ribbons. Here are a few ideas for gift wrapping with brown kraft paper.
#2 Ideas for Gift Wrapping with Kraft Paper. What do you do with the extra decorative wrapping paper that’s too narrow to use for entire gifts? We’ve used it here to cover up the taped ends of the kraft paper – it’s like a tuxedo cummerbund! We also used a custom Snowy Slopes address labels as a gift tag. (Christmas home decor by Wickman’s Garden Village)
For this gift, we’ve used printed Season of Joy paper to wrap the smaller gift and taped it to the large gift wrapped with kraft paper. For an extra touch, we’ve layered on the Season of Joy postcard and added a personal holiday message on the back. (Christmas home decor by Wickman’s Garden Village)
#4. Use Coasters and Ornaments as Jumbo Gift Tags
We hope these holiday gift wrapping tips and techniques give you some ideas to create your own masterpieces! And special thanks to one of our local loves, Wickman’s Garden Village, for generously providing the holiday decor for our photo shoot.
Peace and love,