8 easy ways to up your Christmas gift wrapping game
Want your Christmas gifts to wow from the get-go? Try these game-changing wrapping ideas to impress friends and family.
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They say never judge a book by it’s cover, but when it comes to Christmas presents, we’re all the more excited to receive one if it’s beautifully wrapped.
If you’re looking to improve on your presentation skills this year, we’ve got 8 easy ideas for you to experiment with for your most stylishly wrapped gifts ever.
1. Mix and match cohesively
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You don’t just have to choose one wrapping paper design and run with it. Choose a colour theme then mix and match pattenred papers and ribbons for a cohesive scheme. Haven’t decided on a theme yet? Take a look at some of our favourite festive looks for 2019.
2. Make your own printed paper
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Make a DIY stamp from a potato – simply cut in half and carve your desired shape, dab in paint and print onto parcel paper for a unique look with plenty of rustic charm.
3. Put irregular shaped gifts in a box
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Keep it simple by placing awkward-shape gifts in a box – squares are so much easier to wrap!
4. Top with natural elements
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Go foraging for tree cuttngs and pine cones for a budget-friendly present topper. Dried orange slices and cinnamon sticks are also great and give your gift a festive scent too.
5. Use double sided tape
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Swap sticky tape for double-sided to create neat edges and uniform folds.
6. Make an eco-choice
Make a environmentally-friendly choice and wrap in recyclable paper, while trying to avoid the likes of designs featuring plastic glitter. You can also find re-usable wrapping ideas, such as simple cloth wraps originating from Japan called Furoshiki.
7. Practice your penmanship
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Don’t have the best handwriting? Brush lettering is surprisingly easy to learn, even if it’s just to learn how to write someone’s name step by step. Look out for tutorials on Pinterest.
8. Add a Christmas decoration
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Adding a Christmas decoration to your box, even the simplest design, immediately makes it feel more luxurious. If it’s a truly special gift, why not spend a little extra on a quirky character bauble that suits the recipient?
What’s your Christmas wrapping scheme this year? Let us know on social! Tweet us @goodhomesmag or post a comment on our Facebook page, or post a picture of your present wrapping skills on Instagram using the hashtag #ThisGoodHome for your chance to be featured on our Instagram.