Life-Changing Gift Wrapping Hacks

Features of DIY gift wrapping

You need to know how to give gifts. And it happens that you choose some beautiful thing, put your heart and soul into the purchase, but in the end no special attention is paid to your gift. Perhaps it's all about the packaging, because it is equally important to present the present beautifully. So let's figure out how to package gifts.

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What are the options?

Features of DIY gift wrapping

Of course, the easiest way is to go to the store and ask the smiling salesperson to package your present. But there are two pitfalls here. First, the look will be standard. This means that you, again, will not stand out from the crowd. Secondly, the seller is not always a professional. So the likelihood of getting a messy wrapped present only increases.

Well, the last argument against store packaging can be the fact that even in the most beautiful store wrapping paper, there is no individuality of the giver. Therefore, if you want to make a truly amazing gift, we advise you to take a few minutes to do it yourself.

In addition, in this way you can even save money, because quite often you can use improvised materials to decorate a presentation. For example, if you want to do something pleasant just like that to your loved one, then you can use ordinary A4 office paper.

All you have to do is type a few phrases about your feelings on it, as shown in the picture. And then the one who receives the present will not only be pleasantly surprised, but also perfectly informed about your feelings. By the way, if you find it difficult to overcome indecision, then you can confess your love in this way.

To decorate the box, you can use not only ribbons and papers, but also natural materials. To do this, you can attach a curly piece of wood or a small piece of sea coral to the gift box.

Attention! Such original gift wrapping is suitable only in cases where the addressee can appreciate the idea. If a piece of wood causes at least bewilderment, and coral disgust, then it is better to do with standard decoration methods.

How to wrap a gift in an original way using available tools

First of all, it should be said that when decorating, you can use paper not only as a packing material, but also for decoration. For example, if you have several old postcards at home, which your great-grandmother and others were still collectingDaddy, don't rush to throw them in the trash.

You can cut out several motifs and simply stick on the packaging. Most importantly, select the cut material in such a way that the images are combined either with the content of the presentation or with the person of the addressee.

And if you create some interesting applique, then you may not even doubt the recipient's delight. But at the same time, you should remember about one more nuance: place the applique on the box in such a way that it cannot be damaged when printing. Otherwise, all your efforts will be in vain!

In order to originally package a gift with your own hands, you can use not only plain paper, but also old newspapers. But be careful. If the present looks untidy, then you may be suspected of trying to save money. And this clearly does not accompany the development of friendly relations.

You can also experiment with the ribbon. You can tie it into a standard bow, or you can make an original ornament on the ribbon using a hole punch. You can simply stick such a leaky, but cute ribbon on the box. And roll the edge into a bagel. As a result, the present is absolutely uniquely packed.

By the way, if you are sorry to throw away the waste from the tape, then you can use them as confetti. But such an addition to the gift wrapping should be done only if the recipient has nothing against unscheduled cleaning. Otherwise, you can spoil the mood!

You can even use trash bags to package presents with your own hands. The main thing is that they are clean! In order for the present to look beautiful, we wrap it in several garbage bags, which must be of different colors. Then gently straighten the edges of each bag to get a voluminous bow or flower, who has any imagination.

You can use fresh flowers to create a beautiful composition. And it is not at all necessary to give a bouquet. You can attach a beautiful bud with tape instead of a bow. You can complement the decoration with a regular ribbon. The main thing is that you can choose all the decor elements in approximately the same range. And if the color of the box is contrasting, then you are guaranteed a memorable presentation.

By the way, if the person to whom you are giving a present is fond of Japanese culture, then you can pack the box in the furoshiki style. For it, you need a square piece of fabric, the print on which should resemble Japanese motives. Then, following the diagrams below, you can wrap both rectangular and circular items.

Using the do-it-yourself packaging method, you will not leave indifferent any person, because it has long been known that all made things take on a piece of the master's soul. So, by making such a gift, you are giving a loved one a piece of yourself.

Original gift wrapping for a man

All of the techniques described earlier for decorating a presentation are certainly great. But they have one drawback - you will not give a gift to a man if you are decorated in this way . Since the representative of the strong half of humanity has a favorable reaction to flowers, you will not wait for pieces of wood or ruffles.

Therefore, now we are going to think about how to make an original gift specifically for men. After all, it is incredibly difficult to find something really interesting. We suggest you make a gift wrap in the form of a man's shirt. It is, of course, a little more difficult than attaching a piece of flower or colored paper to a ribbon, but for the sake of a loved one, you can put a little more effort.

So, you need:

  • Wrapping paper;
  • Some gift ribbon;
  • Double-sided tape;
  • Scissors.

Well, and, of course, patience, because we will have a painstaking robot. But do not despair, the pots were not burned by the gods, so you will succeed! To create a shirt package, you need to fold the paper in the exact sequence shown in the picture.

By the way, if you decide to give your beloved man a tie, then pack a box also possible in the form of a tie. To do this, you also need to carefully repeat all the steps indicated in the following figure. And then the packaging will display the contents of the gift.

The main rule of packing men's gifts is to avoid all kinds of flowers, ruffles, lace. You should also not choose too bright wrapping paper. The best option would be either glossy gray or dark blue. And if the addressee is fond of traveling, then you can use paper for packaging with the image of the world map.

As you can see, packing a gift with your own hands, you not only add originality to your gift and make it stand out from all the others, but also give a piece of yourself. Therefore, the issue of decoration must be treated with great responsibility. Be sure to try to convey in the package your feelings towards the person who will receive this gift.

And believe me: even if your packaging doesn't turn out perfect the first time, it will still look much more interesting than a regular store template! Good luck!


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