So, Christmas is almost here! I hope you have all your gifts sorted out. However, I hope you haven’t wrapped any of them, because I think you will really enjoy what I have for you in this post. This is the third (and last, I’m afraid) DIY post for this year, and it’s all about gift wrapping! I hope you enjoy this post and find inspiration for your gifts!
The first idea I have for you includes plain brown paper, yarn and decorations of your choice. This is probably my favorite way of wrapping gifts, and I think it looks really good!
The first step is to wrap your gift as usual using the brown paper. Of course, cubical items are the easiest to wrap and will look the best, so I used an item like that here.
Then I took some yarn, wrapped it 3 times around the little parcel, and as I was wrapping it around the third time, I inserted a small pine tree branch, tied a bow and that’s it! And look how cute it is!
Another thing I did, that is very similar to this one is for a rounded gift (liquid soap in this case) is the following.
As you can see in the photo above, I cut the brown paper so that there is a little bit more paper on top.
I wrapped the soap all around and secured it, and I wrapped the bottom of it, leaving the top unwrapped.
Then I took some yarn, wrapped it around the paper on top of the liquid soap and added a dried slice of lemon and tied a bow. How cute is that?
Fun shirt and tie gift wrapping idea
This is probably the most fun thing I ever did in terms of gift wrapping! I did the same thing for my boyfriend last year, so I decided to do it again and share it with you this time.
First of all, I wrapped the whole thing, unless the top, and just like with the liquid soap, I left a bit extra paper on top.
Then I twisted the very top of it, so that it’s about as wide as the ribbon I’m about to show you.
Then I inserted the ribbon. I decided to go for red, but, of course, you can do whatever you like 🙂
Then I started folding it (around 3 times), until I almost reached the advent calendar that I was wrapping.
Then I cut the part I wrapped around the ribbon on each side and made sure I cut it almost the same on both sides. As you can see, that created a little colar of the shirt.
All you have to do then is tie the necktie as you would a real one, and secure it all with tape. How cool is that?
Giving money is kind of an easy way out 😀 But sometimes you don’t have a choice, or a person really needs money. So why not make it a little bit more fun and make it nice? Plus, you’re recycling at the same time.
Grab an empty toilet paper roll.
Squish it down and make it almost flat.
Press down the ends to close it.
You probably have little pieces of wrapping paper left, so take some and wrap it around the toilet paper roll.
Take some yarn and wrap it around the part where the toilet paper roll is closed, so that nothing falls out and that’s it! Not much work at all, but you’ve still put some effort in.
Basic gift wrapping
If you want to make your gifts as easy as possible, but still nice, you can use the following two methods.
The first is wrapping your gift in fun, colourful wrapping paper and then adding a nice ribbon around it and tieing a bow. I used some yarn ribbon, which is really elegant and nice.
The last idea I am going to share with you is stacking gifts on top of one another. If you have multiple items to give someone, it’s sometimes nicer to wrap them individually, and then using tape to secure them together.
And that’s it for today’s post! I hope you enjoyed it and let me know… Will you use any of these methods? What is your favorite way of wrapping gifts? Which one of these do you like the most?
Here are my previous Xmas DIY projects:
- DIY Xmas tree
- DIY Secret storage book
- 3 DIYs in one post
- Pine cone DIYs
- Fragrant Christmas home decor
- Branch Christmas Tree
Thank you for reading!
See you soon x