With Christmas just around the corner, you’ve probably bought all your gifts and now, you just have to wrap them.
What I like to do, at the start of the Christmas shopping season, is look for the perfect gifts for everyone. And when it’s time to wrap them, I like to carry on this theme by personalizing the gift wrap. What could be better than gifts wrapped by you, in your own unique way, where you give free rein to your creativity? You can even get your kids involved in wrapping gifts for their grandparents.
For a few years now, I’ve been wrapping all my gifts in kraft paper – the well-known brown stuff (which you can buy, at a very affordable price, in any big box store). I love using this paper since it’s very strong and gives me a blank slate so I can do whatever I like! And I use it on other occasions besides Christmas, such as for birthday presents or any other time a gift is called for.
Once you’ve wrapped the box in kraft paper, you can make a ribbon out of a piece of leftover tissue you still have at home. Anything can be used as a decorative accent: jute, pine cones, sprigs from a Christmas tree, buttons, felt pompons, etc. You could even make baize reindeer, gingerbread men, or snowmen, and stick these to the gift. Here are a few ideas that are sure to get you in the mood for personalizing your gift wrap this year!