Are you doing some last minute wrapping?
Then you need Tip #21: Get creative with your gift wrapping.
Earlier this month, we talked about using natural elements to make your wrapping a little prettier.
But this tip is more about being creative with the kinds of containers you use and the wrapping itself.
I love the idea at right from Sunset and MyHomeIdeas.com. Jewelry or other smaller items can be wrapped in white tissue paper, tucked into jars and the lid wrapped with blue felt.
A ribbon and tiny ornament finishes off the look.
Below are two ideas from Better Homes and Gardens. A green take-out style box – available at craft or organization stores – makes an unexpected package. And below right, the buttons, ribbons and picks dress up these cute paper bags.
I like the idea of just looking around the house to see items you might otherwise get rid of.
Check out the tins at right, an example from HGTV.
You could also use baskets, small canisters, even spice jars for the tiniest gifts.
The gift “wrap” works even better if it’s something the receiver can reuse.
Of course, sometimes it’s not the container but the wrapping itself that makes a gift unusual.
Below are two fun examples from HGTV. In the lower left photo, maps were used to wrap gifts. In the photo below right, an old shirt – presumably one that’s either out of style or no longer the right size – has been used to wrap a box top.
Do you do anything unusual with your gift wrapping? Tell us about it…