Gift wrapping has taken on a whole new life in recent years. It almost seems like it has become a competition to see who can be more genius at the art of gift giving.
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If this display of craftiness won't get you in the mood to dig around your house for things you can turn in to beautifully embellished gifts, I don't know what could. Here we give you a fabulous collective to top, tie and cover your gifts in an eye-devouring display!
Covering: Wrap It Or Bag It
Receiving a gift wrapped in anything other than ordinary wrapping paper can be intriguing and a lot of fun. There are many ways to creatively get the proper packaging for a gift. Crafters seem to be conquering the feat of the "gift card" gift. Anywhere from creating fancy hand-made envelopes to putting one in a handmade snow globe - there are some fun ways to tackle making it look cute.
Mini Envelopes | Word Search Wrapping Paper | Stamped Kraft Paper | Lace Covered Kraft Paper | Stenciling | Fabric Covered Gifts | Newspaper Gift Bags | Embroidered Fabric Gift Bags | Egg Carton Gift Box | Patterned Pillow Boxes (or up-cycled toilet paper rolls)
The possibilities and ideas are endless! Fabric covered gifts could potentially go to the seamstress or crafter to reuse (the whole gift with gift idea here). Lace and dollies are being used plenty as embellishments in many variations. Embroidered fabric gift bags would be perfect for children to reuse or store the gift that came in it. Did you run out of gift bags and wrapping paper? No big deal, dig out some Kraft paper or newspaper and create your own gift bag! Lastly, pillow boxes and up-cycling toilet paper and paper towel rolls are trending massively right now.
However you wrap it up, make sure you embellish it fantastically too!
Embellishments (DIY): Ribbons, Bows, Wraps & More
Topping your gifts with excitement can really give them a pop! Embellishments have gotten to a point of becoming a gift on top of a gift. For example, merely adding an ornament along with another type of fluffy decor can be a quick way to dress up or add sparkle to any gift. Check out just a small collection of the many ways you can give your gift a kick.
Dress up traditional bow styles such as the curly, ruffle or simple gift bow by making them yourself with attractively patterned papers or recycling newspaper. Yarn pom-pon's (pom-pom's) have become quite popular as a gift topper. The braided ties using the three colors really add a finishing touch. Pinwheels as gift bows are something kind of new as a gift topper. I'm sure this will catch on like wildfire.
Fabric Ruffle Flower | White Poinsettia | Lavender Felt Flower | Blue Daisies | Red Ruffle Flower | Mulberry Fabric Rosette | Paper Flower (brown) | Cupcake Liner Flower | Upcycled Paper Roses | Coffee Filter Flower
Who wouldn't want any variation of these flowers on their gift? From fabrics and different paper types you are sure to find something here you already have at home to create one with. The best thing about most of these flower-type toppers is that they are sure to be re-used, making it a gift within a gift.
Weaving is quickly becoming a popular favorite be it done with paper, yarn or ribbon. The confetti trick is also starting to trend; done with double sided tape and a sprinkling of confetti, voila!
Are you an early wrapper? How have you wrapped your gifts or planning on wrapping them up? Please share!