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Unique Ways to Wrap Gifts Using Craft Paper

Unique ways to wrap gifts using craft paper

How was your weekend? I had holiday cocktails with a few friends on Friday night and was happy to dress up in this jumpsuit, which, by the way, is going to be my holiday go-to for the rest of the season. You'll see more of it on Thursday for Thursday Fashion Files! Saturday, my husband and I made a significant dent in our shopping, and on Sunday, we started wrapping gifts. I feel much better now that we accomplished so much! Speaking of wrapping, don't you agree that there's something about craft paper that makes a statement? It looks kind of cool, it's recyclable, and it's a blank canvas to make your gift completely unique. So, I wanted to show you 3 unique ways to wrap gifts with craft paper plus how to wrap presents like a pro! 

How to Wrap Presents Like a Pro

My husband considers me a wrapping genius. I got my skill from working in a neighborhood drugstore in college that sold cute little gifts and collectibles and offered free gift wrapping. The expectation of having to deliver a perfectly wrapped gift to the customer helped me learn quickly. The first thing you need to do is place the box in the center of the paper, measure, and cut, making sure there is enough to completely cover the box and then trimming any excess on the sides. 

How to wrap presents like a pro

Next, you want to fold the sides in 1/4 inch and make a crease. It creates a sharp straight line to hide any cutting that wasn't straight.

how to wrap presents like a pro

Tape down one side in the center, then fold the second side over the first one. Tape in the center and towards each end. 

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For the ends, fold-down the top portion of paper and tape. You'll get triangles on each side. Crease each side folds and fold in. Then, crease the bottom flap, fold up, and tape. Repeat on the opposite side. VoilĂ , you're done!

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Craft Paper Wrapping Ideas

Holly, Pinecones and Twine

Wrap twine around the box 6 - 10 times. 

Unique ways to wrap gifts using craft paper

Hot glue the holly and pinecones, then add a gift tag.

Unique ways to wrap gifts using craft paper

Polka Dots

Taking the twine idea above up a notch, you'll need a pencil, acrylic paint or a rubber stamp pad. Using your pencil's eraser, place little polka dots across your wrapped box. Allow to dry. I wrapped my box with twine first and then decided to add the dots. If you're going to use ribbon, I recommend waiting for the box to dry. Then finish off with securing any embellishments with hot glue and add a gift tag.

Unique ways to wrap gifts using craft paper

Unique ways to wrap gifts using craft paper


Unique ways to wrap gifts using craft paper

Basic Bow

Measure the height and width of your box, then multiply by 5 to get the length of ribbon needed. Find the middle of the ribbon and place it over the center of the box. Fold the ribbon over the edges and bring together at the back of the box and twist together. 

Unique ways to wrap gifts using craft paper

Unique ways to wrap gifts using craft paper

Bring the ribbon up and over the edges to the front. 

Unique ways to wrap gifts using craft paper

Tie in a knot around the verticle ribbon. Take the loose ends and tie in a bow. Adjust the loops, fluff out and trim the ends. 

Unique ways to wrap gifts using craft paper

 Add any embellishments, secure with hot glue and add a gift tag.

Unique ways to wrap gifts using craft paper

I hope you liked these simple ways to dress up your holiday gifts and wow your gift recipient!

Unique ways to wrap gifts using craft paper

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