Everyone knows the holidays are the most wonderful time of year…and the craziest. We’ve put together a couple cute gift-wrapping ideas that’ll keep you entertained, save some money (and the planet) and majorly impress everyone on your wish list. So grab your supplies and get ready to wow your friends and family this season.
Fold into Furoshiki
- Start with a large square cloth. We used doubled-up plain muslin cotton and hemmed the edges to create a 35-inch squared piece. Bandanas are also good, but make sure it’s a thick cloth or you’ll see the gift inside.
- Stamp or hand-paint a design all over fabric using the color of your choice.
- Once the paint is dry, start wrapping (like this).
Don’t feel like making your own? You can always purchase one here.
Draw your own work-of-wrapping art
- First, cut along the side edge all the way to the bottom of the paper bag. Continue to cut along the folds at the bottom until the bottom is completely cut off and you can lay the bag flat. Trim any uneven edges.
- Draw artwork on the plain side of the bag. A white paint pen works great to create a woodgrain pattern. (Hint, hint.)
- Add a couple pine sprigs and berries to finish.
Wrap the News
- Wrap your gift with a page from the paper that is pretty wordy. If you can find a pretty picture in the arts & leisure section, that works, too.
- Using pretty colored paper, cut out shapes of your choice. We were inspired by some of the gold-dipped feathers from Lia Griffith, but you could cut out holly leaves or ornament shapes. Next, paint the ends of the feathers gold to add some flair.
- Using festive ribbon or gold twine, wrap around your gift and tie in a bow. Tuck your cutout shapes in the ribbon and you’re good to go.