Have you ever been discouraged by a lack of gift wrapping ideas? The reality is that there are a lot of gift wrapping ideas available on the Internet. However, when it comes to something as personal and sweet as a gift for a loved one, many of us tend to reach for the professional gift wrap companies when we need a little help. And while it’s definitely nice to have those companies take care of our wrapping needs, we sometimes just don’t know how best to go about creating our own DIY gift wrapping. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when you’re on the brink of giving that perfect gift.
First, when you choose to create your own DIY gift wrapping from scratch, you’ll need some sort of container for your finished product. It could be something as simple as a small plastic Ziploc bag, but anything will do. Many people like to use small baby food jars for their homemade gift bags. Another option would be using a small bakery bag with a snap closure. Just make sure whatever you decide on will adequately store and protect your present.
Once you’ve got your container and whatever other supplies you’ll need, you can start thinking about the actual design of your DIY gift packaging. If you’re not particularly concerned about making a great first impression or want to surprise your recipient, then you can leave the wrapping up to the professionals who can create all kinds of interesting patterns and prints for your packaging. Many people like to use pretty paper and fabric strips to accent the look of the gift boxes themselves, so if you’d prefer a more subtle approach, that’s also an option.
For something a bit more diy friendly packaging, however, it might be best to consider some of the beautiful DIY wrapping kits that are available on the Internet. Not only will these kits let you wrap your presents yourself, but they often come with a paper bag that you can purchase from the store. They come in a range of sizes so you can pick one that’s right for your present.
To make your own Christmas gift wrapping paper, all you’ll need is a computer, printer, cutter, ribbon, some cling film, safety pins and a small amount of time. So how do you create a diy friendly packaging? There are two ways you can go about it. The first is to buy a ready made gift box from the store or online. The second is to make your own from scratch using a template or a DIY tutorial.
If you don’t have the time to make your own, you could choose to buy a pre-packaged DIY kit from the store. This option will cost you more, but it will certainly save you time! The kits come with paper, scissors, cling film, safety pins and sometimes even a ribbon. Make sure that the template you get from the store adheres to the package properly, otherwise you may have visible areas where the packaging has been peeled off. This will not only look messy, but it can also cause damage to your gifts.
If you don’t want to buy a DIY gift wrapping kit or template, then you could try making your own Christmas gift boxes yourself. You can choose to make a ‘do it yourself’ wrapping from scratch or you could opt to buy a commercially packaged one. If you decide to make your own, be aware that you will have to take a few things into consideration. Firstly, the size of your gift box must fit all the items inside, including any present you intend to put into the box. Secondly, you will need to think carefully about how to wrap the present so it doesn’t fall out – this can be done using some ribbon or plain paper.
When it comes to wrapping your gifts, you are going to have a much easier time if you buy some professionally packaged wrap. Most companies that sell such wrapping paper already have a template included in their packages. Just use this as a guide when you are wrapping your gifts yourself. Also, look for some cute gift bags that you can wrap your present in to add some festive flair to your DIY gift wrap job. There are lots of great Christmas gift wrap ideas available online!