5 Great Christmas Gift-Wrapping Ideas

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Don’t want to buy standard Christmas wrapping paper this year? Jazz up your Christmas gift packaging with some easy-to-do arts and crafts - it won’t cost you a lot of money and is a great way to have have fun with the kids. Here are a few Christmas gift wrap ideas.
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1. Stamped giftwrap

When it comes to wrapping presents, brown paper and string has long been a popular option with the stylish set.

A great idea is to use a stamp to create your own patterns on the paper. It doesn’t particularly matter what the stamp is – you could go for something Christmassy, like a fir tree or a bell, but birds, pineapples, letters of the alphabet – anything will do. Use black ink for a sophisticated look, or try green or red for a more festive feel.
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2. Personalised gift boxes

It’s always nice to receive a Christmas gift box, but you can make the experience even more special by personalising it.

You can print a label in a pretty font, or handwrite the recipient’s name on the box. If your handwriting isn’t especially neat, simply choose a pen in a striking colour – neon pink is great – and write the name in block capitals. Alternatively, try printing off a favourite photo and sticking that to the lid.
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3. Toilet paper rolls

Rather than chucking those old loo-paper rolls into the recycling, you can use them to make Christmas cracker-style gift wrap.

Simply place your gift inside the roll (so this won’t work for books or CDs!) and wrap some pretty tissue paper around the roll, leaving about 2 or 3 inches overhang either side. Then take two lengths of string or ribbon and tie them in a bow at each end. The result should look just like a cracker. 

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4. Homemade gift bows

Those elaborate gift bows that cost a fortune when you buy them in shops? Guess what? They’re easy to make yourself from old magazines. Check out the YouTube video below - it shows you exactly how to do it.
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5. Christmas snowflakes

Remember those Christmas snowflakes you used to make at primary school?
Where you’d fold a round piece of paper and cut shapes into it, which would then unfold to look like a snowflake?

Well, if you’re looking to prettify a plain-looking present, these are a great way to do it. They’re easier to make than the bows, but look just as effective. Simply stick your finished snowflake to the gift, and tie a piece of string or ribbon over it. 

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How to get the kids involved

Let the kids do as much as possible. They can draw their own pictures on brown paper, or make potato prints on newspaper.

You could also allow them to decorate plain paper or gift-wrapping boxes with stickers or glitter. No, the results won’t be perfect, but that’s all part of the charm. It also makes your gift look that bit more thoughtful, which relatives – particularly grandparents – will love. 
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How to gift-wrap

Wrapping presents isn’t as easy as it looks. Here are some tips:

  • Use the right-sized piece of giftwrap – you’ll need an overlap of about 5cm.
  • Use double-sided sticky tape for a more professional finish.
  • Be generous with your ribbon.
  • Use the sharp edges of your scissors to curl the ends.
  • Collect your giftwrapping supplies over the year. So keep those old loo rolls, and have a drawer where you can keep tissue paper, ribbons, string and stamps.  
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