7 Impressive Techniques To Make You Look Like a Pro Gift Wrapper

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Anyone can achieve a professional look with these simple hacks – hopefully the Christmas present lives up to the gift wrapping.

1. Gingerbread House Gift Boxes

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Disguise your pressies as gingerbread houses, like blogger The House That Lars Built. These awesome festive gift boxes are smart, cute and easier than they look to recreate. 

Take a cardboard box and secure the bottom flaps with tape, leaving the top flaps open. Use a craft knife to cut the two, narrower front and back flaps into triangles. Neatly cut off the two side 'roof' flaps and bring your house to life by doodling on windows, doors and roof tiles with a white white, acrylic marker pen

Fill the house with tons of tissue paper and pop in your pressie before glue gunning on the roof. Ta-da!

2. Confetti Gift Wrap



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Blogger Minieco puts the fun back into gift wrapping with a bit of Christmas confetti

The secret to wrapping like a pro is keeping your pressies square, so if your gift’s an awkward shape do yourself a favour by placing it inside a gift box before wrapping it in plain paper and then again in clear cellophane. Don’t forget to sprinkle in the confetti before taping down the last flap.

No one will be able to resist a good shake, so it’s probably best to avoid putting fragile gifts inside this jazzy package.

3. Gnome Wine Toppers



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Wine bottles – every gift wrapper’s nightmare, but no more. Blogger livelaughrowe has the answer to avoid awkward wrapping or just plonking them inside an old gift bag recycled from last year.

These super-cute gnome hats are so simple to copy. Just wrap coloured felt into a cone shape, making sure it’s large enough to fit over the wine bottle, then secure it using a glue gun and add a faux fur beard using cotton wool and wooden bead nose.

4. Christmas Bows



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Blogger Lamberts Lately shows us how easy it is to hide wrapping imperfections and make your pressies look like they’ve been through the gift wrap department. 

Once you’ve wrapped your present with your chosen Christmas wrapping paper, bunch together four lengths of tulle ribbon long enough to go around the gift once and tie into a simple shoelace bow. Put your craft scissors through each loop and cut before fluffing up. We told you it was easy!

5. Penguin Paper Craft Gift Tags



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Looking like a pro gift wrapper is all about paying attention to the finer details, so follow blogger Do Small Things With Love and make your own gift tags. 

Even the kids can get involved making these simple penguin tags. Just cut an oval shape from a sheet of coloured card and a smaller oval from white card. From orange card, cut out two heart shapes for the penguin’s feet and a triangular beak, before sticking together and attaching a ribbon at the top. 

Make all the difference by using a good felt-tip pen to draw two dots for the eyes and finally write on your greeting.

6. Christmas Paper Gift Bag



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We’ve all done it – left the wrapping till Christmas Eve only to run out of paper. But don’t fear because you can still look like a gift-wrapping expert as long as you have a trusty paper bag, as blogger The Beauty Dojo demonstrates.

Simply decorate it with a Christmassy quote such as, 'Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow' using alphabet stamps, fold over the top of the bag, and secure it by punching two holes an inch apart, threading through twine and creating a neat bow. You could also add some holly for a festive touch.

7. Homemade Stencilled Gift Wrap



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Doodle Craft Blog proves that making your own wrapping paper doesn’t have to be a chore – it can even look better than shop-bought, all thanks to Christmas stencils.

For the best results, use a little tape to hold your stencil in place on brown wrapping paper, and use a stippling brush to gently dab over the paint, remembering not to overload your brush as the paint will run. Then let it dry before wrapping up your gorgeous pressies.

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