Holiday Hack: Gift Wrapping Made Easy

By Gardner Realtors | December 13, 2016

“And the Grinch, with his grinch feet ice-cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling. “How could it be so?  It came without ribbons or without tags! It came without packages, boxes, or bags!”

While the Grinch’s revelation was true, we can keep the true meaning of Christmas alive in our hearts while still making it all look good! If you’re like us, you probably put as much stock in the presentation of the gift as the present itself.

We know that making your gift wrap look great can be quite the challenge. Not this year! Follow these simple hacks to make sure your Christmas looks as special as it feels.

 

1. BEAT THE CLOCK 

This is the best hack we’ve seen to save you time and sanity this holiday season. If you follow these steps, you can wrap a gift in under 15 seconds. Check out the full video below:

 

2. PUT THE FAB IN FABRIC

We’ve all been there. Your gift is an odd shape, has rounded corners, or just simply won’t fit in a box or bag. You can easily fix this issue and make it look beautiful by wrapping your gift in fabric. Hint: The gift above was made using a dinner napkin!

 

 

3. GET SCRAPPY

Don’t throw out that clunky pile of magazines just yet. In four quick steps, you can turn that pile of reading material into beautiful gift toppers and never buy a bow again. You can do the same with your scraps of wrapping paper!

 

 

4. RUSTIC RECYCLING

You may have a stack of old grocery bags lying around. If not, you may be making that big trip soon, so make sure you get the brown paper bags (the above wrapping uses Trader Joe’s bags). These bags will give you that popular rustic look and also allow you to dress them up with whatever you want!

 

 

5. TALE OF THE TAPE

If you don’t know already, double-sided tape is your friend, especially washi tape. Washi tape is made from Japanese rice paper and is essentially just beautiful masking tape. This simple hack can inexpensively add new flair to your gifts this year!

 

 

 

Happy Holidays!


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