Such Creative Gift Wrapping!

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You know all of those darling present-wrapping ideas you see all over Pinterest and in Martha Stewart? Well this little lady has decided to try her hand at some of them.

As we know, creativity breeds more creativity, so I’ve come up with a few ideas of my own. Feel free to Pin away! People will simply die at your refined visual taste.

1. Gather a bunch of supplies including the usual tape and scissors. Look around your home for some unexpected items, as you can really jazz up a gift by adding a personal touch.

gift bag idea

 

 

2. Small gifts can be tricky to wrap. It’s easy to end up with too much paper at the ends and then you can choose to either madly hack away at it, or my preference, simply tuck it under the gift and nobody will be the wiser.

wrapping a small gift

 

 

If you’re feeling a little self-conscious about this move, try the old giant-card-on-the-tiny-gift trick.

tiny gift with giant card

 

3. Conversely, you may run out of paper in the middle of wrapping a large present. If this is the case, you can make this bungle look deliberate by taping together several papers in a ‘patchwork quilt’ effect. Adding plenty of stick-on bows rounds out the whole crafty, bohemian look that’s so trendy these days.

patchwork wrapped gift

 

4. Now have you seen all the bakers twine and string wrapped over and over around a gift? I took that idea one step further to create a present-as-wrapping look. You simply take one of the gifts and add it to the outside of the box instead of a gift tag! Or you could always add a tag if you wish to be totally literal and boring.

elmo gift wrapping

 

Bonus tips:

  • masking tape, staples and glue are all viable means to attach wrapping paper.
  • As a fun joke, try signing someone’s card from their dead grandma. High-larious!
  • Barbed wire makes and edgy ribbon
  • Try dousing your gift wrap in your favorite cologne. This will engage the receiver’s senses in a delightful manner, and leave an extra essence of you in their home for days to come.

33 Comments

  1. 02/28/2012 / 3:21 am

    So funny! I love the box-wrapped-in-gift. Ha!

  2. 02/28/2012 / 4:26 am

    Very funny! LOVE the maxi pad gift tag idea… and may use that one day (I'm sure there's someone I know who would appreciate that).

  3. 02/28/2012 / 7:28 am

    I have a turquoise bag with tissue paper in it. Every time I get my husband a gift, I put it in this same bag, and when he's done opening his present, I hurl it down the basement stairs to await the next occasion. I'm really thoughtful like that.

  4. 02/28/2012 / 7:29 am

    I look forward to Tutorial Tuesday all week! I can't wait to wrap my next gift. I like being edgy, although also very inspired by the clever use of the feminine product, hmmm…

  5. MJ
    02/28/2012 / 8:29 am

    Ha Ha!.. This is why I LOVE YOU! but you didn't mention my favorite..
    Duct Tape! especially if you buy that fancy colored duct tape..

  6. 02/28/2012 / 8:38 am

    I am dyyyyying.

    And snort laughing a lot.

  7. 02/28/2012 / 8:43 am

    I was going to write in red on it, but felt that would be tacky. It's much more subtle this way.

  8. 02/28/2012 / 8:43 am

    That's just smart gift-wrapping sense.

  9. 02/28/2012 / 8:45 am

    Hooray for duct tape- I even had it pulled out along with the stapler and masking tape when I was wrapping my presents, but I got so sick of wrapping. Unfortunately, many of my gifts actually look like these because I hate wrapping them so much.

  10. 02/28/2012 / 8:55 am

    Ha! Forget masking tape. I'm a fan of medical tape. Who doesn't want a gift that smells like hospital adhesive?

  11. 02/28/2012 / 9:08 am

    Genius! I didn't even consider what fun you could have with hospital supplies.

  12. 02/28/2012 / 10:43 am

    Painter's tape works well too. It won't rip the wrapping paper, so you can tuck the used paper into your craft bag at the end of the party and reuse it. A thrifty idea if you like blue.

  13. 02/28/2012 / 1:00 pm

    You poke fun, but this is how I wrap gifts unironically and for real. It is a disability.

  14. 02/28/2012 / 1:32 pm

    THIS is why I follow you on Pinterest. And everywhere else. No one makes me giggle like you do.

  15. 02/29/2012 / 1:26 am

    Sometimes I scroll very slowly with your blog posts because I know they'll be a good reveal. You don't disappoint. This was hilarious.

  16. 02/29/2012 / 4:42 am

    hysterical, i know just the person that would appreciate the pad/liner

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  18. 02/29/2012 / 1:34 pm

    Question for your Craftwhack … do you laugh as hard as I do reading your post while you create your post?! I hope so. I laughed so hard at the sanitary napkin but actually, it does self adhere nicely! Bravo!

  19. 03/01/2012 / 4:33 am

    Brilliant. Simply brilliant. I'm calling Martha now to feature you on her show… wait, does still have a show???

  20. 03/01/2012 / 10:33 am

    You so totally had me at the sanitary napkin gift tag image…

  21. 03/01/2012 / 2:56 pm

    Use it with reckless abandon! I think many people would enjoy it.

  22. 03/01/2012 / 3:01 pm

    It's also the perfect size for a special note. And sometimes I might giggle a tiny bit when I'm writing these.

  23. 03/04/2012 / 5:03 am

    You know what … I'm done with you … I'm in tears now for laughing so hard.

    Visually stimulating … CHECK!!!! LOL!!!

  24. 03/12/2012 / 1:15 am

    Finally! A tutorial I'm actually capable of doing! Thank you.

  25. 03/12/2012 / 3:48 am

    Some of those look like my hubby wrapped them, ha!

  26. 03/12/2012 / 3:55 am

    The maxi pad reminded me of a site my sister told me about….dedicated to crafts made out of TAMPONS…. seriously!

    Hope you have an awesome SITS day!

  27. 03/12/2012 / 4:02 am

    Oh crap, these made me laugh! Ha! You have a great sense of humor!

    My husband's birthday is coming up. I'll have to try the maxi-pad gift tag. I'm sure he'll get a kick out of it!

    Happy SITS Day!

  28. 03/12/2012 / 4:11 am

    that was just about spit my coffee out funny. Unexpected and yes, I can think of a couple places on my pinterest boards where these will be perfect.

  29. 03/12/2012 / 10:54 am

    I actually thought the boho gift was cute… How many of us have remnants of paper around and just don't want to throw it away… That's because they are hoarders but then that's another post I must answer. but anyway… You can't go wrong and you don't have to throw the remnants out… someone else can do it right after they rip them off of the gift…

    Thanks for this… Great Post

  30. 03/12/2012 / 4:20 pm

    You make this look so much fun. Happy SITS day!

  31. 03/12/2012 / 5:02 pm

    Umm…I'm afraid my 4 year old wraps better than you. No offense, of course!
    And poor Elmo…I think he's being held for ransom.
    Thanks for the laugh! =)

  32. 03/18/2012 / 10:07 am

    Oh my, I can just imagine the look on everyone's faces with the first one! How funny!

    Congratulations on SITS day!

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