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How To Wrap a Gift in a Creative Way

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How To Wrap a Gift in a Creative Way - 15 Wrapping Tips guide by teepee creations

There are so many different techniques on how to wrap a gift in a creative way. This guide will show you 15 wrapping tips with instructions so you can up your gift wrapping game.

1. Wrap a Gift with a Blanket Scarf

Scarf wrapped around a present for blog post on how to wrap a gift in a creative way

This method is great if you are gifting a scarf alongside your present. To do this technique simply fold your blanket into quarters and then lay your box of gifts on top.  You then carefully bring the scarf around and over the box, gathering it together at the top. Tie this up with a pipe cleaner and add a finishing touch of a ribbon and gift tag.

Source: https://thediymommy.com/creative-diy-gift-wrapping-ideas/ 

2. Multidimensional Ribbon

Brown kraft paper wrapped images with patterned ribbon and green twine

To add a playful touch to your wrapping why not layer different styles of ribbon. A wider patterned one topped with coloured twine gives a fun look to your gift wrapped box.

Source: https://www.oprahdaily.com/life/g34015639/gift-wrapping-ideas/?slide=2 

3. Craft Paper Natural Touches

Kraft paper wrapped presents with brown twine and natural finishes such as sprigs and cinnamon sticks added to them

If you’re giving a gift with a rustic feel then why not use some seasonal accents such as pine cones, cinnamon sticks or sprigs to your twine.

Source: https://www.countryliving.com/diy-crafts/how-to/g1053/gift-wrapping-ideas/ 

4. Add a Photo

Wrapped present with twine and a instax photo added to the top for blog post on how to wrap a gift in a creative way

To make a present even more memorable why not add a cute little photo to the top. This could be a random Christmas photo or one of you and the recipient.

Source: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/lifestyle/g38595884/gift-wrapping-ideas/ 

5. Homemade Stamps

Brown kraft paper gift wrap with white stamped tree pattern

If you’re using Kraft paper as your base then you can easily customise it by adding stamps. To make your own all you need is a big pink eraser which you can then carve a holiday symbol into. Use this with paint or stamping ink to add a creative touch to your presents. And if you don’t want to make your own stamp, you can pick up lots of festive stamps at your local craft store.

Source: https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/alternative-wrapping-paper-4154836 

6. Use Your Scraps

Gifts wrapped in scraps from a crafters box

How to wrap a gift in a creative way? Well, if you have a pile of “too cute to bin” scraps from previous wrapping then why not use them to add some fun and colour to your gift wrapping as shown in this image. Not only does it look good, it’s also super eco friendly!

Source: https://mominthesix.com/how-to-wrap-a-gift-in-a-creative-way/ 

7. Kraft Paper Drawings

Brown kraft paper wrapped presents with pen drawings of ribbon and gift tags added

If you’ve got Kraft paper and a sharpie to hand then this technique is a super easy way of jazzing up your gift wrap. Just add your own drawings of ribbons, patterns and gift tags to add a creative touch.

Source: https://www.creatingreallyawesomefunthings.com/creative-ways-to-wrap-gifts/ 

8. Letter Stickers

Red and pink gift wrapped boxes with letters added of famous movie quotes such as "Keep the change ya filthy animal"

Everyone loves a good Christmas movie so why not add movie quotes to your wrapping. All you need is some letter stickers and a ruler to keep yourself level and voila! A creative way to wrap your gift.

Source: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/gift-ideas/tips/g1775/diy-holiday-gift-wrap/ 

9. Faux Flowers

Colourful wrapped presents with faux flowers added to the tops of them

A stunning way to add some colour to your gift wrap if to add faux flowers. These are great for gifts in Spring and Summer and will wow your recipient.

Source: https://www.oprahdaily.com/life/g34015639/gift-wrapping-ideas/?slide=5 

10. First Initial Decoration

Wrapped present with red ribbon and a paper mache letter M added to the top

Instead of a gift tag why not get an oversized paper mâché letter of your recipients first name. You can leave it the colour it comes or paint it to match your wrapping paper.

Source: https://www.countryliving.com/diy-crafts/how-to/g1053/gift-wrapping-ideas/ 

11. Cute Washi Tape

Brown kraft paper wrapped present with washi tape added in stripes to look like candles

Washi tape is great for adding fun to your gift wrapping. This image here shows a really fun way of using it to add candles with different patterns.

Source: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/lifestyle/g38595884/gift-wrapping-ideas/ 

12. Use Old Maps

Presents wrapped with old maps and ribbon added

How to wrap a gift in a creative way? Well, have you got any old maps in the back of your car? Then why not use them as gift wrap! This will save you money on wrapping g paper and give you a reason to clean out your garage, car, attic, wherever you’ve got them hiding.

Source: https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/alternative-wrapping-paper-4154836 

13. Fingerprint Reindeers

Brown kraft paper wrapped box with fingerprint patterns added, pen is used to create reindeer antlers and faces onto the fingerprints

This wrapping paper technique is a good way to get kids involved. Use their finger with paint to create a fun pattern, then add reindeer faces with pen to give it a festive touch.

Source: https://mominthesix.com/how-to-wrap-a-gift-in-a-creative-way/  

14. Empty Cereal Boxes

A cereal box wrapped with a ribbon and gift tag

Use old food boxes in your house as a cost saving, eco friendly, fun way of wrapping your presents. All you need to do is add a ribbon and a tag and you’ve got a uniquely wrapped present.

Source: https://www.creatingreallyawesomefunthings.com/creative-ways-to-wrap-gifts/  

15. Striped Stars

Brown kraft paper wrapped presents with stars added using striped paper straws and bakers twine

These striped stars are created using paper straw that have been cut in half. The only other thing you need for this fun technique is bakers twine. Get the full tutorial here – http://splashofsomething.com/2015/12/19/paper-straw-stars/ 

Source: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/gift-ideas/tips/g1775/diy-holiday-gift-wrap/ 

Wrapping up

These ways of how to wrap a gift in a creative way should hopefully help you up your wrapping game. For some fun gifts to wrap plus wrapping paper check out TeePee Creations.

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