Whether it’s birthdays or Christmas wrapping presents all ways fills me with a slight sense of foreboding. I know it should be fun but… well I just find it a bit stressful – after all isn’t the unwrapping the fun bit?! Thankfully there are loads of people out there whose gift wrapping ideas far surpass mine with brilliant ideas for thrifty and creative wrapping and storage with a little bit of brilliance involved so I’ve put together this list of 20 gift wrapping hacks to make life a bit easier for the rest of us and to help inspire us to raise our game!
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20 Gift Wrapping Hacks to Try This Year
Follow this tutorial from The DIY Network and make photographic gift tags for your gifts (so much quicker than getting your kids to read who it’s for!)
Follow House Logic’s hack and keep ribbon in a cheap storage bin (I think my kids would love this a bit too much as well though!!)
Follow this tutorial from Evermine and learn how to do furoshiki – the Japanese art of using fabric to wrap gifts
Possibly a bit brave for me but apparently you can use your hair straightners to fix the ribbons for your decorations!
Use a toilet roll to wrap gifts? Yes when it looks as pretty as this idea from Fair Ivy
Lines Across possibly has the best gift wrapping hacks for kids that I’ve ever seen with these interactive gift wraps for kids.
Stop your wrapping paper unrolling everywhere by following this idea from Apartment Therapy and using some toilet rolls!
Wrapping something that’s a dodgy shape? Follow this tutorial from The Chic Site and decorate a paper bag to put it in!
Ribbon addict? Use a paper towel holder to keep them all in place!
Follow this tutorial to make gift bags from wrapping paper
Use double sided tape for gift wrapping that looks loads neater!
Use cardboard boxes or books to make super quick gift bags following this tutorial.
This great idea from Better Homes and Gardens shows you how to make a gift wrapping station from a shower caddy – what a fun idea! (Page no longer available)
I totally did this as a kid – use your old cards to make new gift tags
Save pretty grocery bags for a simple but thrifty gift wrapping hack
Get your gifts looking super sophisticated and personalised by following this tutorial for typographic gift wrap
I love this sweet tutorial to make chalkboard wrapping paper you can personalise and draw on!
Use a pencil to make polka dot gift wrapping like this from The House that Lars Built
Love these ideas? Make sure you check out these 16 Christmas hacks you need to try!
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