5 Unique Gift Wrap Ideas You’d Never See in a Store
Here, some effortless techniques for dressing up even the simplest of packages. Warning: They’ll be almost too pretty to open.
You don’t have to raid the craft store to adorn the packages under your tree. Consider this blogger’s ideas instead, and use trimming from your evergreen wreath, costume jewelry, or even pretty paper scraps. Added bonus: Reusing items from around the house is greener than regular wrapping paper.
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All you need is a metallic paint pen and a creative hand to beautify basic kraft paper. Don’t be intimidated when creating shapes—you can draw something as simple as repeating lines or a cluster of asterisks. Feeling less-than-confident? This blogger suggests sketching your shape in pencil first before tracing over it with the paint pen.
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Use candles, blowers, balloons and more on plain kraft paper to embellish your holiday gifts—whatever you have around the house can work. Attach using colorful or patterned tape for an extra festive layer. These bright packages are (almost!) too pretty to open.
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For a feathery flourish, print the template found on this blog on a variety of printed and colored papers (this blogger even used an old dictionary page!). Then cut out and attach one or a cluster for a 3-dimensional addition to your present. It’s simple enough for kids, but sophisticated enough for adults.
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Glitter and Glue
Glitz up your gifts using just spray adhesive or glue dots. Novice crafters and seasoned DIY veterans will love using these simple materials to create a gilded look. Just remember that glitter can make a mess—so build in a little extra clean-up time, too.
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