3 Gift Wrapping Hacks to Make Your Life Easier

After spending hours searching for the perfect gift, it’s only fitting that the wrapping is just as special as the gift itself. Luckily, elaborate wrapping doesn’t have to be pricey – you can easily find ways to perfect and personalize your gift with what you have left over from last year and everyday items around the house. Here are three gift wrapping hacks to try this year.

1. Use What’s Around You

You don’t have to buy fancy, expensive wrapping paper to make a gift special. Use household items like newspapers, paper bags and even magazines for unconventionally wrapped gifts that still give off a wow-factor. If you have extra bakers twine, use it to create a shabby-chic bow and adorn the present with a small sprig from your Christmas tree. These household items can give gifts a handmade and homey touch that friends and family will love.

2. Don’t Let Anything Go to Waste

Get the most out of gift wrapping by using every last bit of your supplies. If you’re at the end of two rolls of different wrapping paper, use the scraps to create a perfectly mismatched present by covering 2/3 of the gift with one paper and the remainder with the other. Tape the edges where both papers meet to create a seam that blends flawlessly into the wrapping paper and top with a bow. If you have leftover birthday paper, using it for a holiday gift is no problem. Flip the paper inside out to use the white side, then simply adorn the gift with decorative tapes to add pizazz, texture and dimension.

3. Accessorize and Personalize

Embellish your present with personal touches and accessories to make it stand out. There’s no need to go out and buy fancy bows and ribbons when you can turn everyday items into personalized decorations directly related to the gift itself – like decorating with crayons if you’re giving a coloring book. For quick, DIY monogramming you can do at home, simply use stencils to cut out the letters of your recipient’s name and tape them directly onto the box. If you’re worried about choosing the perfect card, save your money and easily create your own out of cardstock or construction paper for a special touch and personalized message. Whichever way you choose, the time and care you put into personalizing your gift will not go unnoticed.

Do you have any gift wrapping hacks that help save your sanity? We’d love to hear about them! Leave a comment below and spread the good cheer!

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9 thoughts on “3 Gift Wrapping Hacks to Make Your Life Easier

  • December 9, 2016 at 6:49 am
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    Great tips! I must confess I hate diy wrapping paper (I like to receive it but not to make it, mine always looks rubbish lol)!
    Thanks for linking up to #ChristmasisCalling
    Debbie

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  • December 4, 2016 at 5:37 pm
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    Great ideas on wrapping. I love mismatched wrapping paper, because I know someone has gone to the trouble of trying to make it work lol. Thank you for sharing with the #dreamteam. x

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    • December 4, 2016 at 9:04 pm
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      I love the mismatched look too – it’s fun, clever, special, and helps when you’re running out of paper! lol

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  • November 30, 2016 at 5:39 pm
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    Fun tips! I love that paper rose in the picture above. It could be fun to make something like that with scraps of holiday wrapping paper, too!

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  • November 30, 2016 at 1:41 pm
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    I like the idea of using newspaper, that’s a good one. My hack is to not buy many presents!! I’ve been using the same wrapping paper for the last 3 years!! Thanks for linking up to #familyfun

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  • November 30, 2016 at 7:22 am
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    Some fab tips here. I am awful at wrapping and always waste too much paper – it’s silly really. Will definitely try and up my game this year. Thanks for linking with us at #familyfun

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  • November 30, 2016 at 5:46 am
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    Great ‘tips Thank you for sharing i Love personalised gift tags but not sure I’ll have time to make any this year #FamilyFun

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  • November 30, 2016 at 2:34 am
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    That is one beautiful looking present! I’m rubbish at wrapping although I have progressed to sticking bows on in the last few years. The worst things to wrap are those big round boxes of chocs I get for my mother-in-law. Usually looks like someone sat on it lol. Must try harder.
    #familyfun

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