Gift-wrapping can be either boring and tiresome or extremely fun, depending on how you do it. Of course, it’s easy to buy one roll of wrapping paper and just roll ’em all completely alike. It’s fast and easy, but you know what they say – a gift is as good as its wrapping paper. If you’re seeking for some more creative ways to decorate your gifts, here are a few ideas that will definitely inspire you. It’s remarkably easy once you get your mind out of the box and look around you for the things that may be used for decoration and wrapping.
If you have kids or friends who are light-hearted and like everything that just screams ‘fun’, then this DIY wrapping idea is just for you. Take your average gift box and turn it into a monster! Put on some eyes and teeth, and voila!
Map wrapping paper
Using newspapers as wrapping paper will not surprise anyone anymore, but what about maps? If your friends or family members are fond of traveling, this wrapping paper will become a perfect decoration for their gift.
A package with holes
You can also use the content of your present as a part of decoration. Make some creative holes in the box and create a truly unexpected effect!
Make a paper house
It’s really easy to design a paper house – you’ll need a carton, scissors and a little bit of imagination (Google will also do). A paper house will turn even the simplest cookies into a cute and somewhat fancy present.
A jewelry box from a nut shell
Just look around you and see what objects can be used in a creative and fun way. For example, you can take a walnut and use its shell as a jewelry box. You’ll need some glue, glitter, and a small ribbon to finish the decoration.
Use photos and postcards
If you want to create a truly stylish look for your gift, then try to incorporate some old photos or beautiful postcards. Your gift will look both original and memorable.
Nothing can go wrong with feathers – they are an ideal decoration for almost anything. Take a few brightly colored feathers and create a stylish decoration. It’s good to choose a wrapping paper of a subtle color that will make the feathers stand out more.
Potato stamped paper
Create your own colorful stamps using potatoes! You don’t need any drawing skills and your wrapping paper will end up looking truly original. Also, it’s really fast to do!
It’s time to forget about those boring rectangular boxes. How about you try something new instead? Such cone-shaped gifts will spike interest to your present even before the person actually opens it. Plus, cone-shaped gifts look really cute.
There’s no limit to what you can do with differently colored threads. Create interesting patterns, shapes and pictures – whatever comes to your mind!
Animal and fruit boxes
Basically, you can turn your gift box into anything – cows, cats, huge pineapples or strawberries. The wilder, the better! You don’t really need to do much of decorating, just a few touches of extra paper here and there.
Use more white
When it comes to gift wrapping, solid colors look truly stylish. Think about making a white gift – use a white box with a white ribbon and a white badge. You’ll be surprised by how incredible it looks!
Pom pom gifts
This is one of the cutest ideas we’ve seen so far. How about adding some pom poms to your gift? They look and feel amazing and will certainly bring a smile to the face of your loved one.
Colorful tights wrapping
Have some old vibrant tights? Think ‘unconventional material’ and use them for gift wrapping! You can create some unusual patterns while tying them differently.
Duct tape gift bag
If you want your gifts to truly stand out – think about using neon duct tape for wrapping paper. It’s a dream come true for all DIY-people out there as it is a perfect mix between paper, fabric, and adhesive. You can get so creative! Throw in some shoelaces instead of ribbons and you are good to go.