Christmas is almost here, are you ready? if you haven’t done your wrapping yet, I have a few tips I use for getting things ALL Wrapped Up. Originally I thought I would write a gift wrapping tips blog post and complimenting video. But, oh my goodness, there are a plethora of gift wrapping videos, blog posts, bow making videos, etc. thousands maybe ( I still get to use the word plethora though).. wink. So instead I’m sharing some of my tips for gift wrapping.
Do you have rolls of wrapping paper leftover, do you put a little piece of tape on the roll to keep it from unrolling? I see a lot of you nodding your heads. I have a simple way to keep from having to tear the paper when you are ready to unroll ( where the tape is) to use it again. Cut a “sleeve” to keep your gift wrapping paper from unrolling. Cut a strip from your gift wrapping scraps long enough to wrap around the gift wrapping tube and tape the ends of the sleeve together. No tears and no wasted paper.
Don’t try and wrap odd-shaped gifts with holiday paper. Have you ever seen a basketball or golf club wrapped with holiday paper? It is always a nightmare for the wrapper (but a big giggle for the gift recipient). I applaud your effort, but leave the frustration behind and put those odd-shaped gifts in square boxes or make a box by cutting a couple of boxes and taping them together.
If you are wrapping gifts for a large group or family and putting them all under the same tree, I always use a different wrapping paper pattern for each person. Each of our five grandchildren receives 3 gifts each ( want need and surprise). For instance, Noah’s wrapping paper has the car carrying the tree and Savannah has a Joy ornament. You can also add buttons or brooches to embellish the package, it also gives them another gift!
If I don’t plan to tag and ribbon the gifts straight away I just write their name on a scrap of the gift wrapping paper I used for each person’s gifts.
Teenagers love gift cards, and Michaels has 3 fun and creative ways for getting all wrapped up.
I hope you can use some of my gift wrapping tips. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy Day!