How ready are you for Christmas? Did you start your shopping during the January sales or are you planning on doing all your gift buying during Black Friday? If you have a lot of presents that need to be wrapped, now is a good time to start thinking of when and how you want to wrap them.
Whether you love to book out a day to get everything wrapped up or you prefer to wrap gifts as you go along, here are some top tips to give your wrapping skills a boost this year.
If you’re in a rush and don’t have time to give things the wow-factor but you do want to make your things look presentable, there are some quick ways to make your gifts look good.
One of the first steps is to asses the shape and size of the present. This will tell you what type of wrapping you need and will save you wasting time trying to wrap fiddly shapes.
Thick paper works well for gift boxes, books and other simple shapes. If you want to try wrapping any awkwardly-shaped gifts, wrap them in tissue paper and pop it into a gift box, such as these from Card Factory.
Another quick wrapping hack is to measure how much paper you need using some ribbon. Wrap it around the gift and use this to measure the paper. This not only reduces waste; it also means you’ll be able to wrap quickly because you know it’s the exact amount you need.
Also, if you’ve run out of one type of paper and you haven’t got time to go and buy more of the same paper, take a piece of leftover paper from a different roll and bridge the gap. This can be a really lovely showpiece of your wrapping to show off some snowmen alongside Santa.
If you have a little more time, you can give your gifts some oomph by doing something special. For example, choose a colour scheme for your wrapping. Go for understated chic with a simple grey and silver or add some warmth with golden sparkles.
Also, don’t feel you have to stick to the rules. If you want to add something different, try getting crafty with sequins and beads. By adding tiny details like this, you can really personalise your gift.
Finally, to add to the sensory experience of your beautiful wrapping, add some scent. Attach some cinnamon sticks to the bow, fix some festive firs to the paper or spritz some warming vanilla onto the paper.
Will you try some of these tips for your wrapping this year? What creative ideas do you have in mind?
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post from Card Factory.
Welcome to my blog! I'm Laura, a 27 year old first time mum. I live in Kent with my high school sweetheart husband Dave, and our daughter Autumn. When she came into the world in September 2016, we knew that life would never be the same again!
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