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Tips for Beautifully Wrapped Gifts

Receiving a present can be a gift in itself when you take the time to make it special.

Forget the bags, the plain brown paper, and the store bought bows. Go all out in creating lovely decorated presents to put under your tree this holiday season.

  • Toss the Bags
    Sure bags are convenient and sure they come in lots of pretty patterns, shapes and colors. But it’s so much nicer to receive a wrapped box with luxurious paper. If you absolutely have to have a gift bag then pretty them up with lots of tissue and extras.
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  • Avoid Any Odd Shapes
    Everything should be put in a box. The best ones to use are strong, rectangular and are the easiest to wrap. Besides, who knows what might be in that box under the tree.
  • Choose Coordinating Wrap
    It’s fun to find wrapping paper that coordinates with your tree décor so it creates a pulled-together look. You can even choose ribbon to add the extra touch.
  • Try Non-Holiday Gift Wrap
    You don’t have to use holiday themed wrapping paper because you can always dress it up. Just make sure to use quality paper. It may be more expensive but it wraps so much better.
  • Real Ribbon is the Best
    You can find lots of options for great ribbons and bows in stores and online these days. They tend to last longer and if you reuse them from year to year they are even cheaper in the long run.
  • Master the Art of Bowmaking
    Once you master how to make bows you will never go back to purchased ones. They are so easy to make and take very little time. Plus you can create whatever look you want. You can find tutorials online to show you how.
  • Add Some Extras
    When wrapping your holiday gifts you don’t have to stop at ribbon and bows to make them dazzle. You can add almost anything to create the look you desire including ornaments, candy canes, flowers, greenery, or toys.
  • Save, Save, Save
    Don’t throw things away after the presents are opened. Make sure to save the special decorations, ribbons and bows to use again next year. You might even find a different way to use them the next time around.
  • Buy It Then Wrap It
    Once you buy something, you should try to wrap it right away. If you hold on until the last minute you may not have the time or the energy to create some special gifts that show you care.
  • Have a Wrapping Station
    Whether it is an official station like a cart on wheels, or a designated closet space, or an area in the laundry room or spare bedroom, a designated area to use as wrapping headquarters is a must. Have all your supplies all in one place and the task is a snap during the holidays.

 

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