Christmas Gift Wrap Hacks Make All The Difference!
Every single Christmas, you’d find my mom and brother wrapping presents.
Wrapping gifts wasn’t “my thing.”
However, I have to admit that I always loved seeing my mom finished products!.
Wrapping Gifts Can Be Easy!
She really knew how to add a special touch to each and every gift!
And you know what?
That special touch made all the difference in the world.
And she’s the very one that inspired these gift wrapping hacks!
These Christmas Gift Wrap Hacks Will Add a Special Touch to Gifts!
Sure, you can throw your gift into a pretty gift bag, but kids LOVE ripping into gifts.
And I won’t judge you if you do just that, because I’m all about gift bags…ha!
But for Christmas presents, I try to spend a little extra time wrapping gifts.
Besides, Christmas only happens once a year!
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Wrap presents on hard surfaces.
It’s more difficult to wrap gifts on a soft surface.
Clean off your kitchen table or hardwood floor and get to wrapping!
You’ll love how much neater the wrapped, Christmas gifts look!
Use one pattern or color for each family member.
To save you time and confusion, wrap each family member’s gifts in their own style or color of wrapping paper.
All the presents for Eli can be wrapped in blue and all the presents for Laura can be wrapped in red.
Or, all the gifts for Eli are wrapped in Christmas trees and all the gifts for Laura are wrapped in candy canes.
You get the idea!
Use empty toilet paper rolls to keep your place.
Frustrated with wrapping paper unrolling during your gift-wrapping bonanza?
Cut a slit in your empty toilet paper rolls and slip them over rolls of wrapping paper to keep everything neat and together.
You can use a piece of tape to make it smaller for thinner rolls.
Seriously, this tip is a stress-buster!
Place odd-shaped gifts into containers or boxes.
Have you ever gotten that present where the wrapping paper looked like it had been through the garbage disposal?
Most likely it was because inside that mangled mess of paper and tape was an oddly-shaped gift.
To avoid the “ugliest wrapped gift of the year” award, place gifts in shoe boxes, empty coffee and cookie tins or anything sturdy that will hold the gift.
Use bubble wrap or tissue paper to keep the gift from moving around.
Just say no to oddly wrapped gifts! :)
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Grab the right tools.
Double-sided tape, a rotary cutter and precision cutting scissors are a must!
Plus, I highly recommend listening to Christmas music.
It’s kind of a necessary…;0)
Keep ribbons and extras stocked.
Grab fabric ribbons, cute bows, twine and more.
The best time to snag these gift-wrapping decorations?
They are on crazy clearance on December 26.
Stock up for next year because you will ALWAYS have to wrap gifts!
Wrap gifts upside down.
Yes, I know it’s a simple thing, but don’t forget to do it!
Keep the paper tight.
As you wrap the gift, make sure the paper is kept snugly pulled in your hands until it is secured with tape.
Don’t let it get loose or you’ll create small bumps and bubbles.
Cut your paper to fit your gift.
Probably the most common gift wrapping mistake is cutting too much paper for your gift.
Try to cut just enough, without leaving excess.
If you find you have excess, instead of taping and folding it to the box, neatly cut it off and the fold and wrap your gift.
Excess wrapping paper creates unsightly gifts.
Remove the price tag before you wrap.
Yes, really. It’s common courtesy — you can’t put a price on a thoughtful gift!
Out of gift wrap paper and no time to grab some?
Find old sheets of music, newspaper or magazine pages and get creative.
Tie up your gift with some festive ribbon for an eclectic look!
No bows or ribbon?
Many times I would be wrapping up my final gifts and realize there was nothing to put on top of the gift.
Not even a super-cheap, largely out-dated plastic bow.
So, what did I do?
I made fans, snowmen, and bells out of my leftover wrapping paper.
My kids LOVED it!
You can also try these cute pinwheels that require a little extra work and supplies.
Oh, and if you give the gift of money, check out these clever ways to gift money.
Now you’re set for the holidays!
What are Your Best, Christmas, Gift-wrapping Hacks?
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