Gift Wrapping Tricks to Make Your Gift Look Awesome
It’s been 2 years since I’ve stopped exchanging gifts with acquaintances and doing the whole gift wrapping thing to save paper. I used to be a superstar when it came to wrapping gifts, so good that my gifts to my friends was a show stealer. haha… But that also takes a lot of effort and time and a whole lot of paper being wasted for a night’s worth of oohing and ahhing. Not worth it.
Since I’ve stopped the gift wrapping, there were rolls and rolls of wrapping paper that ‘s been sitting around doing nothing so I gave away some. This year, I’ve got presents to wrap because of babies and kids’ and as long the parents are responsible with the ripped wrap (reuse or recycle), a gift with some wrapping would totally make a child’s day.
Here are some tips on how you can make your gift LTA (“Look Totally Awesome” haha).
Crisp clean edges.
Cut out the initial piece with a knife or letter opener rather than using scissors. Less chances of tearing and you get a nice clean straight cut. You will have to fold the edges in a bit since the edges are not smooth.
Glue gun it. That’s how I used to make my gifts look flawless from using tape. Remember not to glue gun your wrapping onto the gift!
The Extras (the fun and show stopping part)
Ribbons – use nice thick ribbons. You can tie it or glue it (make sure the ribbon is not flipped over halfway). Thick ribbons look like it’s more work and makes a gift more grand than thin ribbons. Go figure.
Stones / Rocks – Instead of bows, you can glue a couple of stones on the packaging to make it look more elegant. A bag from Michaels are about $3 for 50 stones. Lasts forever.
Wooden clothes pin – glue the back of the clothespin onto the present and use it to clamp onto your greeting card.