Embrace the Christmas the spirit this year by adopting gift-wrapping tips and tricks to create one-of-a-kind packages. Ideas build new ideas, some start with ribbons and bows, and then before they know it they have native leafy touches that give their gifts their own signature look. May your Christmas gift giving be a fun and creative process this year.
1. The best Christmas gift wrapping is always about the paper...
Choose the right paper, it’s worth selecting paper that has a bit of weight and thickness to it. You want to be able to pull the wrapping paper taut around the object for a neat finish. Thin (cheap) paper can often tear at this point costing you more by doubling up.
2. Size matters when making an impression with a little one...
Searching for a suitable box to house an object is key on making an impression. Do you remember the feeling of awe when that big box came out with your name on it? Recycle old boxes from previous years and shoe boxes do wonders when wrapping those odd shaped gifts.
4. Mix native plants with name cards and layer your papers to work your theme
We love an Australian Christmas and can't help bring natives into our wapping theme. Ensure your ribbon works proportionally with your gift. Avoid placing a thin ribbon on a large box or a wide ribbon on a small jewelry box. An Australian native plant and a piece of jute string looks great with paper layers.
5. Creative wrapping can be cost effective
By keeping it simple you save money. You can almost spend as much money on the wrapping of a gift as you do on its contents if you get carried away! Keep costs down by using one or two different wrapping papers, then dressing each gift with your ribbons, tags and intriguing twigs.
6. Alternatives to double sided tape
Double-sided tape is a great option for a seamless look, although it doesn’t work on papers that have a rough or textured finish. In such cases you can wrap your gifts with string, and again, layer them up with some Australian natives and your look is complete!
7. The champers wrap is our best Christmas hack
This might be our best wrapping advice this Christmas. If you're like us, then has been an occasion when one forget to put the champers in the fridge? Not to worry - wrap the bottles tightly in a damp tea towel, then pop them into the freezer. Because heat travels more quickly through dense materials (the waterlogged towel) than air, your fizz will be ice-cold and ready to pour within 20 minutes.
8. Good storage is key for future success
Don't let your gift wrapping from previous holidays get lost in closets, the bottoms of drawers, and other obscure locations. Keep your tissue paper, twine, and wrapping paper organized and accessible in a single bin (one that's large enough to accommodate wrapping-paper rolls); place smaller bins filled with labels and tags inside.)