Its gifting season and you are at the right place indeed. Diwali, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas will give you enough chances to gift someone something. Bored of those boring gift wrapping papers? Well, here are 20 creative gift wrapping ideas you could try depending upon the size of gift and materials available:
- CHOCOLATE WRAP
This is the simplest gift wrapping method of all. Simply roll the gift into the wrap leaving enough paper on both the sides. Tie both the sides using a ribbon or cello tape like a chocolate.
- BROWN PAPER WRAP
Instead of wrapping your gift boxes in the usual gift wrapping material, try the thick brown papers. Wrap the box as usual and tie a funky ribbon it maybe a ribbon with polka dot design. A white lace can give it a vintage feel. To add on to the attractiveness, attach a cute tag on it with lace stuck on the outer edges.
- BOX WRAP
Just like cho9colate wrap, you do a box wrap. The only difference is that the box will have one side open to seal- the topmost side. Keep a fancy paper or maybe a colourful butter paper on a flat surface and keep a white paper wrapped box in the middle of paper. The box has to be wrapped in a white paper if you are using a butter paper. Simply hold all the corners in the centre and tighten it; secure it with a colourful ribbon and you are done.
- USING STAMPED PAPERS
You can create pretty gift wrapping paper with various patterns on them. All you need is a stamp of various shapes and a white or any other colour tinted paper. Simply dip the stamps in colourful paints and stamp it all over the paper. Use the papers after drying to wrap as usual.
- PRINTED GIFT TAGS
You can always create tag designs and templates on Photoshop or Microsoft documents and add some colour prints on it according to the occasion. Simply create one and print it. Make a hole in it using a punching machine and tie it to the gift box using a pretty ribbon or maybe a jute rope to add some vintage look.
- SEE THROUGH BOXES
If you are gifting cookies, some baked goodies or maybe a DIY scrub; you can definitely use a see-through box or a box containing a see through centre on the lid with plastic film. Also, tie it with a pretty ribbon and tag and you are done.
- 3D DECORATIONS
If you are good with art and craft, you can make 3D decorations, like a Christmas tree which is made by folding the paper the similar way you do for making a hand fan. Just stick it on the gift box with a pretty tag.
- CHALKBOARD GIFT BOX
You can use chalk board paint on your gift box in order to use it as a tag. Brown paper works great as a gift wrapping paper when you have to do this as it is thick and won’t tear off once you paint it due to wetness. The wrinkled paper flattens once the paint dries.
- HAND PAINTED GIFT BOXES
Anything that is hand painted adds a charm. Paintings on gift boxes look lovely especially if it is according to the occasion; like you can draw a garland for Christmas, pumpkins for Halloween etc. add some glitter on the paint for that extra oomph.
- FABRIC WRAPPED BOXES
If you have some old fabrics at home that have beautiful patterns on them, you can use them to wrap your gifts. If they don’t stick with a cello tape, use a lace to tie the box.
- TRANSPARENT PLASTIC WRAP
A transparent plastic wrapper with fancy hearts or maybe stars on them can make a great Christmas gift wrapping idea. If you have body butters, winter goodies or perfumes to gift, you can simply wrap it in a messy way leaving some paper free on one end and tie it using a silk ribbon.
- MARBLE PRINTED PAPER
Marble prints are quite popular and is easy to do. Just like you paint your nails marble, you can do the same with a paper. Make sure you use hard papers that won’t tear off easily in the water. Add acrylic paints drop by drop in water and move a tooth pick in between for creating different patterns. Place the paper over the pattern and take it out immediately but gently. Air dry it and use it to wrap any gifting material.
- BROWN CARTON BOXES
Brown carton boxes make a really cute gift wrapping idea. Tiny boxes can be used to wraps jewelleries and bigger ones for bigger gifts. Simply close the box and tie a fancy ribbon it, you are done!
- RECYCLED PAPER GIFT BOXES
Collect all the paper materials in your house except newspapers. Collect maps, colourful calendars, packaging papers, card papers etc. collect them all and use it to wrap your gifts. Add on jute rope instead of ribbons and add colourful tags.
- TRANSLUCENT BUTTER PAPER POUCHES
Remember the butter paper pouches in which cookies come packaged? These pouches can be used as a gift wrapping material. Simply put your gifts in the pouch, fold the open end twice and punch 2 holes on it. Sew a ribbon in the holes and tie a knot.
- MASON JARS
Mason jars can be used to gift cookies, baked goodies and any other handmade edibles. Simply put your goodies in the jars and tie a ribbon on it.
Envelopes are used for giving greetings, but you can use it to pack gifts to. Get bigger sized envelopes or make one yourself using thick papers. Put gifts in them and stick the end using gum. You can also stick a bow on it to make it look pretty.
- PLAIN WHITE CHART PAPERS AND WASHI TAPE PACKAGING
If you have plain white chart papers and colourful washi tapes, you can use it to pack your gifts. Simply wrap your gifts as usual and stick washi tapes on the borders all over.
- RUBBER STAMPED BROWN PAPER
You can use the rubber that is behind a pencil to create polka dots on butter paper. Simply dip the rubber in any paint you want and stamp it all over the butter paper neatly. When it dries, use it to wrap your gift.
- KIDS DRAWING BOOK WRAPPING IDEA
You can use your kid’s drawing book for wrapping, if you don’t have to save the book of course. Take pout pages that have good drawings on it and use it to wrap gifts. The drawings/paintings look really pretty as a gift wrap.