If you've started your holiday shopping already, then you're probably starting to think about wrapping your presents. So today we wanted to share ten super creative ways to use brown kraft paper to wrap gifts - it is inexpensive, trendy, and just begging for embellishments. Click through to check them out.
Don't you love the feeling when you wrap a present just right? All the corners fold in perfectly, the tape isn't wrinkled, and you successfully tie a bow without it being lopsided. It basically feels like a Christmas miracle. On the flip side, sometimes the gift you're trying to wrap is just too awkward or too weirdly shaped, and trying to wrap it turns into an existential crisis of tape and paper cuts. Sometimes it's best just to throw everything in a bag and call it a day. Here's how to make a gift bag out of wrapping paper, in three easy steps.
Christmas ‘08 wrapping paper is probably in the recycling bin by now, but you might have saved a bow or two or ten. Or maybe you hit–or are going to hit–the after Christmas sales to stock up on some dirt cheap wrapping paper. Either way, you’re going to need a place to store the stuff until next year. BHG has some great ideas that will keep those wrapping supplies neat and tidy until they’re needed again.
The easiest of the bunch is this...
Sadly most wrapping paper hits the garbage soon after it's torn from its package. To continue to enjoy its beauty, you might want to extend its life by doing these five cool things with it.
1. Make a foil fan.
2. Use it to make scrapbook pages or next year's holiday cards. (Here are some ideas from Scrapbooks Etc that are sure to inspire.)
Yes, store bought wrapping paper is sort of a waste of money and it's not eco-friendly, but these wrapping papers from Think Geek are hilarious. Four sheets of 20" x 30" paper will set you back $5.99. Also, if you do go for store bought wrapping paper, there are always ways to conserve it, like this.
Really, I'm with the skeptics: it truly is quite wasteful to buy someone a gift they don't need, and then spend a whole 'nother bunch of resources hiding it under your tree. But, admittingly, my mouth waters when I see some finely designed gift wrap...i.e. that with zero cartoon snowmen and bold, graphic designs that just scream season's greetings. Then I see that it's $17/sq. yd. and I go back to skepticism.
But, what if some creative souls decided to make some affordable options? Well, then they might look something like this: