Creative ways to wrap presents
By Melissa Brodsky
Just because a gift is small doesn’t mean the box should be. Try using a box just a bit larger than the object being given.
Then, in all the extra space, fill it up with candy and shredded, colorful paper. If there are a few gifts, stack them into a tower and tie them together with beautiful ribbon.
All you have are paper bags?
No worries. There are tons of ways to turn that plain brown bag into something worth oohing and ahhing over.
Print out clip art, stickers, colorful masking tape, tissue paper. Or, how about getting into your kids art supplies? Elmer’s glue and sparkles makes for a pretty package.
Also, decorative paper punches to glue onto the paper bag wrapping paper is a nice touch too!
Try using different materials to wrap presents.
Old shirts, scarves, towels, old sheets or tablecloths. Or, how about a potato chip bag, cleaned and turned inside out? Old maps make for cool wrapping paper, as do newspapers, magazines and comic books.
Once the wrappings are done, add some baubles to the outside.
For a baby gift, add a cute stuffed animal and rattle. Christmas gifts, add reindeer bells and candy canes. You can also spice up a kids gift with some money as decoration, they’re sure to grab it right out of your hand. The sky’s the limit, with a little creativity and love.
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