Using a little creativity can add that special touch to gift-wrapped presents. Make your gifts individual with decorated wrapping paper, bows and ribbons and jewels. Here are some ideas to make your gift wrapping stand out from the crowd.
Types of Wrapping Paper
Who says that gift wrapping has to be made of traditional wrapping paper? There are a number of different types of material that can be used. Paper is the most common but there are numerous styles, colours and textures that can be selected. For a little girl celebrating her 5th birthday, why not use foil paper that sparkles and glitters? For the ultimate wedding present, you could wrap your gift in white glossy paper.
A popular way of tailoring your gift depending on gender or age is the use of colour. Paper is now available in an assortment of colours and shades. To find a colour that is ‘just right’ for your friend or family member, consider a trip to your local craft store. These types of shops have lots of colours to choose from, often in many different paper sizes. Traditional wrapping-paper retailers often do not have the same amount of choice as the DIY alternative.
Cloth can also make a wonderful gift-wrapping option. Cotton, silk and velvet can be a luxurious and unusual material to wrap presents and they are available in different colours and patterns.
It is also a good idea to wrap your present in material that is suitable for the type of gift it is. This might depend on how durable the selected material is. For example, some gifts such as toys come in plastic packaging that is produced using special packaging machines. Often this produces sharp edges, which can easily tear through paper if it is not thick enough.
Paper is not the only way to wrap a gift. Why not try putting your present in a gift box packed with tissue paper. Again, the best place for achieving individuality is to look in craft stores. You can select from different sizes, shapes and colours. Tissue paper can be folded or shredded to provide decorative filler for your box.
Once you have decided on the type of wrapper – paper, cloth or a gift box – you can further enhance its look with embellishments. These might include jewels, ribbons, bows and stickers. Jewels come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, from crystals to hearts and in numerous colours to suit all tastes. Ribbons and bows are also popular and provide affordable ways to make your presents look unique.
Christmas presents can be made more festive with the use of themed stickers. Kids will love stickers of Santa, reindeer, snowmen and Christmas trees. These can be used on presents bought for children or used to get them involved in the wrapping of presents for other members of the family.
There are alternatives to wrapping presents yourself. Some people like to take advantage of gift-wrapping services in stores where the item has been bought. This is especially popular at Christmas time when people have multiple presents to buy and struggle to find the time to wrap them due to hectic work schedules.
While some people find it more convenient to use such as service, the benefit of wrapping your own gifts is being able to make them more personal. A store gift-wrapping service will use standard wrapping paper, which makes every gift look the same. A little creativity can make your gift more special to the person receiving it.
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