I love to get presents that are wrapped, so many come in bags now that the wrapping seems so special. For Christmas I always wrap all our presents, usually on December 24th for HOURS! Last year, I did a few every day and happily in bed on the 24th at about 1am and not 3am!
I would love to have a “wrapping station” but alas, I don’t have an extra spot in my house. If you are wrapping presents this year, here is a little help….
Part 1. Preparing your gift.
Part 2. Wrapping Your Gift
Part 3. The Finishing Touches
What about thinking outside the box for wrapping paper??
I don’t know about you, but I have a TON of newspapers that I can use 🙂 Wrapped in newspaper with a bow is such a gift itself! They look so nice! Go HERE, HERE and HERE to see how they did their wrapping!
This might be my very favorite, I saw this idea a few years ago and went to the Goodwill store to look for shirts.
I bought the very cheapest and thinest material ones that they had. I paid no more than $.50 for each one. I used Children’s, Men’s and Women’s and they were so darling and fun!
If you want to give it a try, you can go HERE and see some good instructions.
I think just adding little touches makes the gift so much prettier looking. You don’t have to pay for anything either. I know you have been told to just walk outside and grab some berries or a few leaves from the ground, but when you actually do and add it to a gift it really looks nice.
I also buy much of my wrapping paper after Christmas and hold it for next year. I do this with expensive bows and tags at 90% off. That way I can afford to wrap a present like I spent a bunch of money on all the frilly stuff when in fact I paid almost nothing for it!