Welcome to my guide on the 10 tips you will need this Christmas to wrap your presents.
I know that for many people wrapping presents can be one of the true chores of the season,and something that is often left until the last minute because of how annoying it can be. But for me it’s one thing that I really don’t mind. Being a creative person, I love making it look pretty and creating almost a piece of art to give someone. I feel like if it’s wraped nicely then it encourages you that little bit more to open it (not that anyone wouldn’t want to open a present) especially if it’s from a person who doesn’t really buy you the greatest presents. But mostly it makes you feel so special. Really at the end of the day that’s what Christmas is about, making other people feel special and celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, if your religious obviously. But even if your not then you will have your own meaning of Christmas, whether that’s family, spending time with people who you don’t really see or just having a well deserved break.
Many of my friends and family always comment on me and my mum’s wrapping. They always comment on how we’ve made an effort with all the ribbons and bows or just how well we’ve wrapped it. I’m not trying to show off, all I’m trying to say is that it may take you a bit longer to really make it look nice but it will pay off, people will comment on it and appreciate it. Even if don’t, you’ll still feel so proud of yourself. So to help you achieve this I’ve come up with a list of 10 tips that will help you along your way to wrapping your presents this year:
1. Look around on Pinterest or in magazines for inspiration on how you would like your presents to look.
Hopefully then you will feel inspired to want to create something really amazing and you will have a few ideas on what you want to do. Here’s a few Images that may help:
2. Buy lots of different things to put on your presents and to wrap them with.
Then you can make each present individual and unique and it will make the present wrapping stage a lot more fun, because you will be able to play around with it and create different looks.
3. DO NOT buy any cheap wrapping paper.
4. Choose a paper that the person’s present that you’re wrapping would like.
Because at the end of the day you want them to like it, even if you don’t!
5. Measure out the right amount of paper and make sure that it’s not to small or big.
Although big is better than small, because you can always cut some off, but then you’re wasting paper.
6. Make sure that you cut the paper straight.
If you can’t cut in a straight line very well then draw a line using a pencil and ruler which you can then cut along.
7. When you’re wrapping make sure all the edges look neat.
A good trick to this is to just fold the edge over and hide the horrible edge and then stick it down. Then it will be straight and will look so much neater, and most of all the person will never know!
8. Choose decorations that the person will love.
9. Sometimes less is more.
Using rustic garden string instead of ribbon is a great one to do! It looks so effective and I’ve done this on nearly all my presents this year. Also you could just use a luggage label for the tag. It looks rustic, chic and wonderfully simple.
10. Make it all look pretty and presentable.
Make sure all the bows are tidied properly, that the tag is written and in the right place and that it looks like something you would like to receive.
Here’s a few of my wrapping according to my little tricks and tips to help you all along the way.
I hope you find this useful and have fun wrapping your Christmas presents this year.