Happy Holiday Season, my friends! Thank you for taking the time to stop in as I know things are pretty crazy and hectic this time of the year. Today’s post is all about gift wrapping. I have a love/hate relationship with gift wrapping. While I love the look of a perfectly wrapped gift, I hate trying to find the perfect paper. Beautifully wrapped gifts give a sense of wonder, awe, and love to the recipient; however, the labor of wrapping can be daunting. Here are some tips for an easy gift wrapping season.
GIFT WRAPPING TIP #1
*Start early, have all supplies all purchased/gathered together in one spot, and play your favorite music.
Years ago, I spent Christmas Eve at 2 AM on the bathroom floor trying to get gifts out of my closet and wrapped. It was a miserable experience. My husband was the gopher- I could not get off the floor or stop the wrapping process. He ran all over the house to get the tape, the scissors, more tape, bows, more tape, tags, more tape…………
After that Christmas wrapping fiasco, I vowed to wrap early and have all the supplies purchased and gathered in one spot. Good music in the background makes for a calm and relaxing wrap time. There is truth to music therapy, so crank up your favorite tunes or holiday music.
GIFT WRAPPING TIP #2
* Wrap a gift a day, or a few gifts every few days.
I already have 2 gifts wrapped! I have several more to purchase; however, I have started the wrapping process. Go Me! All I need to do now is to schedule wrapping days and what will be wrapped on those days.
GIFT WRAPPING TIP #3
*Scrapbook supplies help!
To get a more professional wrap, use double-sided glue tabs which are used to mount photos.
Glue dots are wonderful when it comes to holding down ribbons on the top of packages.
Use a glue dot to hold down ribbon before creating a bow.
Speaking of Scrapbooks, check out Scrapbook Daily Memories so you can save some time preserving memories and get that wrapping done!
GIFT WRAPPING TIP #4
*Fold your edges for a more professional look.
I remember watching my dad wrap gifts when I was a kid. He was a perfectionist and gave me his secret: fold the edges before taping the edges down. Check out this photo to understand:
GIFT WRAPPING AT THE CRAFTY LILY PAD
This year, I decided it was time for frugality to take over wrapping. So, I went to Dollar Tree and purchased brown paper packaging for $1 a roll. (Cue in the song, “These are a Few of My Favorite Things”) Then, I purchased some pretty ribbon and tulle at Walmart.
I hope you learned a few new helpful tips when it comes to holiday gift wrap. The Dollar Tree has other fun, kid friendly bags and wrapping. Check it out because not only will you have great looking wrapping, but saving money allows a few extra dollars for more gift giving.
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