Clever Ways To Wrap Gifts.
You have the perfect gift, but what about the perfect presentation? From confetti to 3-D butterflies to tiny pack animal friends—and don’t forget the pasta bow on top here are six clever ways to wrap your gifts for any occasion. You don’t even need a huge arsenal of expensive wrapping papers. Learn how to take common household items and turn them into the sweetest present wrappers. And if you want, top it off with a printable gift tag!
Tiny Animal Boxes
If your gifting something small like jewelry or gift cards, these tiny animal boxes are a fun and whimsical way to present your small gift. For a unique party favor idea, create a herd of various animals with boxes for guests to choose from on their way out—an especially adorable idea for a child’s birthday party!
Plastic animals (be sure they can stand up steadily)
Small gift boxes
Place your gift in a small gift box
Use twine to attach the boxes to the backs of the plastic animals, wrapping in different directions and tying in a bow.
Perfect for birthdays, graduations, or any cause for celebration, this fun confetti wrap will shake up the look of ordinary wrapping paper.
Wrapping paper (solid color)
Construction paper in various colors
Hole punch (optional)
Wrap your gift in plain, solid-colored wrapping paper. Neutral colors work well. You could also use brown craft paper.
Now wrap your gift in cellophane, and leave one end open.
Cut up small pieces of colorful construction paper to make confetti. Cut out various shapes, like rectangles and triangles. You could also use a hole punch to make circles. Another option is to also add tinsel and glitter for sparkle.
Pour the confetti mix into the open end of your cellophane-wrapped gift. Tape it closed and shake it up.
Far fall Pasta Gift Bow
Attention to detail in your wrapping shows you put a lot of thought into the gift. These cute little bow-ties finish off any wrapped giftthe pasta-bilities are endless!
White wrapping paper or white gift box
Wrap your box in a white paper, if it’s not white already.
Use the twine to wrap the box in both directions, so the twine meets in the middle at the front of the gift box.
Place one farfalle pasta piece in the center of the twine, and loop the twine around the center of the pasta to create the “bow.”
Tie your twine together beneath the pasta bow, where it’s hidden.
Washi Tape Candle Sticks
This colorful candle idea would work so well for a birthday gift! Choose washi tape in a variety of colors and patterns to create a truly unique wrapping surface.
Solid colored wrapping paper
Yellow construction paper
Wrap your gift in solid-colored wrapping paper.
Cut a variety of washi tape pieces in equal length to create candlesticks. The height and number of the “candles” depend on the size of your box.
Cut teardrop shapes out of the yellow paper for the candles’ flame. It may help you to draw the shapes first in pencil and then cut around the outline.
Cut small pieces of twine to create the candle wicks.
Stick the washi tape to the package, being careful to leave the top of the tape unstuck so you can place a piece of twine under each piece of washi tape. Stick the top of the tape down over the twine.
Use a dot of glue to attach the yellow flames to the top of the wicks.