Christmas is coming quickly and you might be worrying about fitting in all the wrapping of the presents before the kids finish school for the holidays. With these top Christmas wrapping paper tips you’ll breeze through the wrapping task and be able to enjoy a hot chocolate and some candy canes before embarking on the school run!
On A Tilt
One of the things that we perhaps do wrong when wrapping our gifts is align the gift with the paper. Having them parallel to one another. If you turn your paper 45 degrees you’ll be able to actually wrap your gift easier. It won’t work with presents of huge sizes, but for little gifts within the size of the Christmas wrapping paper, it will not only look better once wrapped, it will be easier too.
If you don’t get along with sticky tape, have you considered double sided tape for your Christmas wrapping paper? It removes the perhaps unsightly sticky tape from the outside of the gift and creates a festively pleasing present. This is one of the top tips from professional wrappers, so why not give it a go this year?
Ribbons & Bows
As the line from Arthur Christmas says, “there’s always time for a bow”. Ribbons and bows make plain brown paper look exquisite. It adds fun and excitement to printed Christmas wrapping paper too. Get some seasonal ribbon, perhaps with a festive message written along it and add it to your gift. Pop a bow in the middle or use it to stick on your gift tag. “Six inch ribbon curls!”
Recycle, Recycle, Recycle
Do you recycle your gift wrap? 227 thousand miles of gift wrap ends up in land fill each year. Not only can you save some of those miles of paper, you can reuse it for a reason. We spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on gift wrap, because it means something. Whether it has dinosaurs on it for the kids (of all ages!) or festive patterns and messages, this is reusable. The kids might rip the paper to shreds when they open their gifts, which is fine, it’s part of awesome childhoods. However, the grown ups could be a little more careful when they open their gifts so the paper can be reused next year.
Enjoy wrapping your gifts. Use last year’s paper, hide the sticky tape and always add a bow!