The art of giving isn’t just about finding the perfect present for your loved ones. The way it’s wrapped makes it even more special. So grab a few supplies and head to the club room, or invite a few of your friends and neighbors over for a present wrapping party in your apartment- we’ve got some creative gift wrapping ideas that you won’t want to miss!
Natural objects—like pinecones or sprigs of holly—tied to any wrapped package make elegant accents. For a more whimsical touch, tie a holiday cookie cutter to the ribbon. You can also make a monogrammed gift topper using colored pipe cleaner, or use an embellished ponytail holder to secure the top of a decorative sack that contains bubble bath, hair care products or other beauty essentials for a young girl. The lucky recipient gets two presents in one.
Transform a plain white box with patterned packing tape and voila! You’ve got a simple, chic present that is peek-proof. For something a little extra, add ribbon.
Repurpose last season’s cable knit sweater by using it to wrap presents. For larger presents, use an adult-sized sweater to make a reusable package. Here’s how:
- Cut sleeves off.
- Separate front and back of sweater
- Use hot glue to attach each piece of sweater to canvas frames (found at most craft stores).
- Place your gift in one frame then set the other frame on top.
- Tie a festive ribbon both horizontally and vertically around the frames to secure the package.
Be sure to save the sleeves of the sweater. A few stitches and some hot glue to secure the bottom of the sleeve can be used to wrap wine bottles or small presents about the size of a Kleenex box.
The holidays aren’t complete without a little sparkle. Wrap boxes in kraft paper, then embellish them using self-adhesive rhinestones, a glittered doily and metallic ribbon.
With a little black kraft paper and a few white paint markers, this packaging option is unique, simple, and easily personalized.
Replacing a standard bow with vintage photos as gift toppers adds a personal touch and antique vibe to these gifts.
Do you have any other creative gift wrapping ideas? Tell us how by commenting below.