23 December 2014

Quick n' Simple: Wrapping Last Minute

Christmas is just literally around the corner and I can bet not all of You are as organised as I am in this season *Loughs Evilly*.

Haha, just kiddin’... I am terrible with everything lately and the truth is... the stack of presents in my wardrobe is begging to wrap itself for the past month. And taking under consideration that it is Christmas day in only 2 days, and the last thing that’s on my wish list this year is wandering around the town, finding shops that are actually still open and grabbing the last and worst pieces of wrapping equipment, I decided to go a bit lazy this year and use whatever I have to make the gifts look... well... a bit more descent under the Christmas tree.

Okay, so here I have 4 quick and terribly easy ways to pack your gifts and present ‘’last minute’’.

 1.The most common and basic way to pack a gift- that’s right, just wrap it. But thinking about it, I tried finding a way that would be out of the norm just to make it look a bit more interesting. (This would also work if you’re running out of wrapping paper or- like often happens in my case- only have ones that say ‘’Happy Birthday’’ or have Moshi Monsters on them. :P )
Anyways, the thing with this; you take a paper bag of any sort (preferably one colour) –it can be gotten in any discount store really- you cut the amount needed to wrap your gift, and then it’s all up to you if you’re going to decorate it and/or use sticky letters for the name.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2Here We have a ‘’Home-made’’/ ‘’DIY ‘’ gift hamper. So basically all you need is a basket (this can be any size you like and can be gotten in pretty much every home -ware store), a decorative paper or just crepe paper in a festive colour, to put at the bottom. Then you fill it with all the goodies you decide to buy/make (I always think a candle is an essential. Not only does it make it look a whole lot better, but also ... who doesn’t love candles?!). When you have all that done, to make it a bit more Christmassy, stick in a small Christmas decoration,  a self-made card, and decorate the handle with a simple ribbon or again a Christmas decoration e.g. snowflakes,  bells, tiny lights etc.


 3. Again something very famous; simple bag. But the idea to make it a bit more attracting is to cover it up with decorating paper, attach a card, and stick  a bit of ribbon. This way, it won’t be that old, boring looking bag again.

                                                                                                                                       4.        Have an oddly shaped present? Yeah, I bet that mug you got your dad 5th year in a row still gives you trouble wrapping up. No worry.... school has actually thought me something this year. To make it far more simple, take a shoe box (if you don’t have one at home just ask at a shoe shop or if you have any other cardboard box it’ll do), wrap it in paper (here you have a choice- you can wrap it all–in-one or leave the lid separately. If you choose the all-in-one then you would have to do it after the gift has been put inside, if you’re doing the two parts separately, you can wrap them up first and then put the gift in as you will have the lid to close and open it whenever you want.) After that you’re just left with decorating or leaving it how it is.

5.       Right, so the last one isn’t really a packing technique, these are just 3 tips what to do if you’re lacking in decorations and there is absolutely no way you’re going to be going to town.

·         No name tags? Take some old Christmas cards (or new ones, whatever you like); cut them in half leaving the front facing upwards. Write whoever it is to on the card, stick it onto the present and optionally place a small string of ribbon as well.


·         Another way would be to take some sticky letters (as I did earlier) and obviously just stick them on the finished gift.

·         Can’t find ribbon anywhere? Don’t worry, party serpentines do just as good and if you have none... take some colourful paper, cut  lots of very thin straps, and using scissors curl them. Nothing easier.

And that is all I can tell you about wrapping, hope it have helped, and have a Great & Wonderful Christmas! ^^

Love Loads,


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