Sometimes I get sick of using the same old gift wrapping supplies every year - they just never seem to run out! So this year I decided to get a little creative with my Christmas gift wrap by using office supplies to decorate plain brown kraft paper packages. And it was surprisingly easy! Click through to see five different ways to wrap gifts using office supplies.
1. Confetti Ribbon Gift Wrap
For this one I used a small hole punch to create confetti out of different colored post it notes. Then once I had a large pile, I put double-sided tape on the package in a criss-cross pattern and then attached the confetti to the tape. Shake it gently to remove any excess confetti, and you're finished!
2. Neon Scalloped Gift Wrap
The semi circles are simply garage sale tags cut in half... then I attached them one-by-one to the kraft paper. I just did the top section, but you could apply the tags when the paper is flat and then wrap the gift afterward.
3. White Circle Gift Wrap
Believe it or not, I made this riff on polka dots using a cap eraser and Wite-Out! Just paint the round end of the eraser with a bit of Wite-Out and then press it down onto the surface of the paper. Do this repeatedly until you cover the whole piece of paper.
4. Calla Lily Gift Topper
For this one, begin by folding post-it notes on the diagonal and using a hot glue gun to attach the corners to form a cone. Make six or eight of them and then glue them to the top of the package.
5. Geometric Sharpie Patterned Gift Wrap
This is a simple one, and you can really get creative with it. Use a ruler and a colored Sharpie marker to form a box on the top of the gift and then draw a geometric shape of your choice inside of the box.
As you can see, the final results are super creative and certainly unique. They can be labeled using metallic markers, or you might consider writing the recipient's name underneath the side flap so as not to obstruct the design.
Have you ever wrapped a gift using office supplies? Share your ideas in the comments section below! Happy holidays!