Have you finished up your shopping? If you are like me, it's down to the last minute, lol. We have just finished up our shopping, and now it's time to get everything wrapped. Today's post will feature five simple ideas to make your gift wrapping not only unique, but memorable as well!
I. Who Says You Need So Much Tape?
To give my presents a streamlined, seamless look, I often omit tape almost completely and choose to make an invisible closure. This technique works best with wired ribbon. To create an invisible closure, lay your present face-down onto your wrapping paper. Tape your ribbon onto your box, which will be the bottom of your gift. Cut your wrapping paper large enough so that it will overlap the ribbon.
When you are on the underside of the present once again, trim the ribbon, leaving enough excess to fold over (or underneath) the paper.
or glue stick, glue the paper down.
You should now have a seamless closure on the underside of your gift. No visible tape!
II. Make Your Own Unique Wrapping Paper!
There's nothing like making something that is uniquely yours. To accomplish this, start with plain brown wrapping paper. Make it your own by using an inkpad and stamper, or imprint a pattern onto the paper using paint. Here, I've used a section of an egg carton to dot white paint onto the paper.
III. Embellishments Are Key!
IV. Use Contrasting Ribbon!
The use of two different ribbons rather than one is another excellent way to give your gifts dimension.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful and blessed holiday!