It’s time to get personal…with your gift wrapping that is. The shopping is finally done, now comes the fun part! Personalizing your gift wrapping can be cheap and really show how much thought you put into your gift giving. There are plenty of items found around your home, outdoors or even in a resale shop that can take your gift wrapping to the next level.
- A gift in a gift: Try wrapping your gift with something that your gift receiver can use such as: a scarf, t-shirt, or embellish with a brooch, bracelet or charm. Baking a great dish for a party can be nice. Leaving your host with a beautiful baking dish, spatula, etc. is even better!
- Go OUTSIDE the box…or outside the house! Using pine cones, pine twigs or anything of the like can really spruce up your gift.
- Personalize. Tags are well and good but sometimes it’s as easy as just printing someone’s name across the wrapping paper. Use big bold letters. Try stamps, paint, glue & glitter or magazine letter cut outs. Also try copying a definition of what describes your gift receiver from the dictionary and wrap the gift with that definition.
Materials to look for:
- Butcher paper
- News Paper- the funnies work well, stay away from anything too gloomy!
- Tissue Paper
- Wax Paper
- Coffee Filters
- Pine Cones
- Colored Tape
Here are some great sights for extra inspiration!
Gift Wrapping Video from Daily Candy- http://www.dailycandy.com/all-cities/video/culture/115986/Gift-Wrapping-Tips-Geren-Lockhart-Geren-Ford
Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas from the Inspired Room: http://bit.ly/vIW49i
Ideas from Bugs and Fishes Blog: http://bugsandfishes.blogspot.com/2009/10/ideas-for-gift-wrapping.html