How to Bring Creativity and Warmth with Gift Wrapping and Presentation?
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How to Bring Creativity and Warmth with Gift Wrapping and Presentation?

Wrapping the gift is just fun - especially if you can turn available materials into something cool. You need more ideas, though to bring creativity and warmth in presentation of your gifts. Whether you are wrapping a birthday gift, Christmas gift or wedding gift, you can use the ideas below and modify them for your own personal gift wrapping. Anyone can use these tips and ideas to make their gift-wrapping more attractive. For example, for baby gift wrapping, you just have to use baby images from cliparts or rubber stamp designs. Baby shakers, diapers, safety pin, or other baby toys will be appropriate for the gift wrap.

Wrapping the gift is just fun - especially if you can turn available materials into something cool.  You need more ideas, though to bring creativity and warmth in presentation of your gifts.  Whether you are wrapping a birthday gift, Christmas gift or wedding gift, you can use the ideas below and modify them for your own personal gift wrapping.  Anyone can use these tips and gift ideas to make their wrapping more attractive.

For example, for baby gift wrapping, you may use baby images from clip arts or rubber stamp designs. Baby shakers, diapers, safety pin, or other baby toys will be appropriate for the gift wrap.

Tips to bring creativity in your presentation:

  • Stitch it and make it special:  Pick up a canvas sack at any craft or art store for a few dollars and stamp it with your own personal touches. Download a free embroidery pattern or draw your own holiday masterpiece. Trace the pattern with a transfer pencil and iron the drawing onto the bag. Using a simple chain stitch, make the bag festive and bright with red and white embroidery floss, rickrack or sparkly sequins. Looking for something faster? Print out a holiday message or the recipient's name on transfer paper and iron it onto the bag. Remember that when you iron an image, it must be mirror opposite for it to read correctly check your printer settings for options on how to flip the image.
  • Scarves, pashminas and mittens all make excellent presents and even better wrapping materials. Wrap a novel in a scarf and tie it up with some ribbon. For larger items, wrap a larger box in a pashmina and secure it with a large bow. For babies or toddlers, bundle small toys in a receiving blanket.
  • Use the calendar: At the end of the year, don't toss out your beautiful wall calendar. Instead, save yourself some money and use the pages as wrapping paper. Or, if it's time to retire some worn or ripped posters from the walls, use them as a wrapping alternative.
  • Sew a simple bag: Even sewing novices can whip up a simple bag that can be reused throughout the year. For a simple bag, take a long piece of tightly woven fabric such as cotton, felt, or flannel. The length will depend on what sized object you plan on putting inside. Fold the fabric in half with right sides facing each other and sew a half-inch seam along the two side edges. Turn bag right side out and trim the top with pinking shears. Place the gift inside and tie a large bow around the top. A more experienced sewer can create flare by creating a drawstring bag, a zipped pencil case or a large bag.
  • As an alternative to cookie tins, package your holiday cookies and sweets in Chinese food take-out boxes available at dollar stores and craft stores. Embellish with a ribbon, ornament and name tag for a simple, clean presentation. Or, wrap up a selection of cookies in cellophane and bundle in a new Christmas tea towel and tie at the top with a ribbon.
  • Usable materials like fabric ribbons, shoelaces or even mittens on strings can be used to tie up presents in place of plastic ribbon that will be tossed in the garbage bag. For a hand-knit gift, use some leftover yarn to tie around a box and embellish with some whimsical pompoms.
  • For an alternative to stockings, use a pair of large mittens or a toque to fill with sweet treats and small surprises. The receiver will be delighted on Christmas morning and will be kept warm all winter long.

More Ideas for Wrapping Your Gifts                                                                               

    • Reuse color pages from newspapers or even find a special news story to share, wrap the gift using that page, and highlight sections of the story you want to point out. You can also highlight words that appear on the newspaper that remind you of the gift's recipient.
    • Cut a trap door into a 2-liter soda pop bottle that has been washed and dried. Insert the gift along with shredded paper or tissue paper and glue or tape the trap door shut. You can also put some glitter, sequins, or shaped confetti in the bottle!
    • You can make a miniature gift box out of an old greeting card.
    •  Wrapping a gift using wallpaper: They come in larger pieces, fancy designs, and they a
    • re pretty strong!
    • If you know someone who likes traveling or a child who is interested in geography, why not wrap a gift

       for them using a map.

    • Recycle a small box, like the kind jewelry comes in, into a personalized and colorful gift box
    • You can decorate plain butcher paper using painting or printmaking techniques.
    • Paper grocery bags, cut apart and used inside-out makes great wrapping paper.                    
    • Colorful magazine pictures can be used for small gifts.
    • A small gift can be nestled in a little box made by taping two inverted egg carton cups together.
    • Small, paper lunch bags ca
    • n be decorated using stickers, sequins, rhinestones, etc. You can also decorate them using scraps of wrapping paper.

I think any grandparent would be thrilled to get a gift wrapped in copies of their grandkid's school work!

    • You can also use a decorated toilet paper roll to wrap small items.

Sew around 3 sides of two pieces of scrap fabric to create 

a small bag. Tie it closed with matching r

ibbon. You can also simply use a larger fabric scrap as you would wrapping paper.

  • Cover or paint old shoe boxes or recycle old gift boxes.
  • Recycle food containers, such as a potato chip can or coffee can, to wrap gifts. You can use any container with a lids just by cleaning it and decorating the outside!
  • How about using heavy duty aluminum foil?
  • For gift wrap that doubles as a second gift, try wrapping a present using a colorful towel. You can tie the ends together or fasten with clothespins or safety pins.

Sources: 'Decorating gifts'                                                                                                                   

- 'Family crafts'

Useful links and resources for more gift wrapping ideas:                                                                                   

100 Home-Made Gift Ideas

How to Wrap a Present in a Unique Way

* Pretty And Frugal Gift Wrap Ideas

* Top 10 Green Gift Wrap Ideas

* 'The Gifted Box' a blog dedicated to wrap gift boxes.* DIY Gift-Wrap Ideas for Your Handmade Creations

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Comments (3)

very practical and creative. not only can you make your gift personalized and creative, you can make this as a hobby too as an outlet for your creativity. well done!

I like wrapping gifts, sometimes I do shirt wrapping.

buzzed up :)

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