DIY Gift Wrapping! Ideas to Wrap a Present (8 Creative Techniques, Styles)

DIY Gift Wrapping! Ideas to Wrap a Present (8 Creative Techniques, Styles)


Hey! World is getting ready for Christmas,
but presents are not popular just this time of the year – we all have birthdays. That’s
why I want to share a lot of cool and unexpected gift wrapping ideas with you, which will surely
impress all your friends and familly. So take your crafty spirits out and let’s wrap some
gifts. Let’s begin with 3 unique gift wrapping ideas,
where you just need a white paper, while everything else you probably already have at home. For
the first present you need a white gift wrapping paper, tape, scissors, colored cardboard for
the card, elastics, lollipops, and a ruler. Take your white gift wrapping paper or just
a regular white paper and cut out a piece big enough to wrap your gift. It’s amazing
how many different gift wrappings you can make with a white paper and some imagination.
Just take a look around your room and you will surely find many ideas on how to decorate
this plain present. I found some colorful elastics which can easily replace the usually
used ribbon. Bind the elastics by making a knot like this until your string of elastics
is long enough. Luckily my elastics are quite long by default so my string is growing pretty
fast. Wrap the elastic around the present the same way as you would by using a normal
ribbon. Make a knot on top and you can already finish here. Or, you can tie on some lollipops
to add some extra sweetness to the present. Now, I am going to show you how to quickly
make a little gift card, on which you can write the name of the recipient. Cut two rectangles
from colored paper or cardboard, where one must be slightly smaller than the other. It
looks really nice if you choose two similar colors to the colors of the elastics. I chose
yellow and blue. Glue the cardboard rectangles together to get the card! And here it is,
our unique present, that everyone would be happy to receive, but candy lovers especially.
To decorate our next plain white package we will use some colorful balloons. Tie balloons
together like so. As you can see I’ve used the longer balloons in the middle and the
normal rounded ones at the ends of my balloon string. The rounded balloons will make a beautiful
bow on top of the package. So just wrap the string around the present in the same way
as before with the elastics. I think this present looks absolutely adorable. Maybe it
is more appropriate for children, but I would be super happy to receive a gift wrapped in
such way too! You can also add a card. By coincidence, this one that I used on the previous
gift fits perfectly with this one as well. The third technique on how to spice up a boring
white present is by using paper clips. I am using yellow and violet clips today, but you
can use normal silver or gold ones. They would look especially cool on a black wrapping paper.
Bind the clips together like so and when your paper clips strand is long enough, wrap it
around the present and connect it on top. Start adding paper clips to the top where
the clip string crosses until you end up with a lovely flower. How cool and special is this
present, right? As you have seen, you can decorate your plain
white packages in so many unique ways, and the best of all is that you don’t need to
buy anything, simply use small things you can find lying around your home.
To me it seems very thoughtful if you personalize a gift wrapping for the person the present
is for. If that person is someone that really likes music, plays an instrument or is a singer
— why not wrapping the gift in a music sheet?! Here I’ll also show how you can use a yarn
instead of a ribbon to decorate your present. First, I’ve printed out a music sheet. Mine
is for a jingle bells song, how appropriate. If you’re a musician and have some music sheets
that you don’t need any more, you can of course use those to wrap the package. To add some
extra cuteness to the present, we’re going to make a pom-pom. You need a yarn and some
thread in the same color. Wrap the yarn around three fingers approximately 40 times. If you
want your pom-pom to be bigger, use 4 fingers, if you want a very small pom pom, 2 fingers
are enough. Take the yarn off your fingers and tie some thread around it like so to get
a bow shape. Cut through the loops on both sides and then style your pom pom into a nice
rounded ball using scissors. Place it on the top of your package. You can just glue it
down or you can tie it on with some more yarn like me. I used two pieces of yarn to wrap
them around the pom pom first and then I tied the ends at the bottom of the package. How
super-duper cute is this gift wrapping! You can also use two or three pom-poms together,
maybe use different colors of yarn for each and it will look perfect. Trust me with that!
Pom poms are not the only way to use yarn when wrapping gifts. Here I am using 4 colors
of yarn to dress up this little brown box. Wrap the yarn around the present and leave
about 10 centimeters or 4 inches extra yarn on each side. So now cut more pieces of yarn
in different colors. Pull all the yarn pieces together and tie them on top of your package.
Cut away the excess yarn and you’re done. So quick and simple yet so lovely.
Are you giving a present to someone that really loves cooking and baking? Use cupcake liners
to jazz it up! Well, even if the person is not a baking lover, this unique idea will
surely impress everyone. You need a ribbon, cupcake liners, thread and a needle, scissors
and a hot glue gun or just a regular glue for this one. Start by separating the cupcake
liners. Put approximately 6 liners one into another and then scrunch the top three or
four of them. The bottom ones must remain in a nice rounded shape. Sew the cupcake liners
together with the needle and some thread, make two knots at the bottom to secure them.
Now it’s time to add some more liners in the middle to perfect the shape of our cupcake
flower. Scrunch the extra liners strongly like me. Note that you only want to scrunch
or pull together the bottom of each cupcake liner. Apply some hot glue to the middle of
the cupcake flower and stick them in. And tada here’s our cute flower finished. Wrap
a ribbon around the present, secure it on top with some glue and while the glue is still
hot, place the cupcake flower on top. I love this cupcake flower idea! This one would be
perfect for my mom, because she loves baking. and I love eating her specialties. But let’s
leave my guilty pleasures; we still have two gift wrapping styles to go!
The first is perfect for your grandparents, uncles and aunts or other grown-ups. It incorporates
some fabric, tree twigs and some raffia ribbon. Start off by distressing the longer sides
of the fabric a bit, which will give the present a softer look. To do that, just pull out some
horizontal threads. Wrap the fabric around the package like this and glue the ends together.
Place some tree twigs on top and wrap the raffia ribbon around to tie them to the package.
You can use some pine tree twigs too! the green would look beautiful on the red fabric
resulting in a perfect Christmas present. While mine twig selection works great for
a birthday present at any time of the year. The last gift wrapping idea is perfect for
Christmas. Obviously. To make the Santa gift wrap you need some red fabric, cotton wool,
glue and scissors. First cut a triangle from the fabric for his hat. To cut a nice looking
triangle, fold the corner of the fabric like this and trace these two lines — you’ll end
up with a perfect symmetric triangle in no time. Next, take the cotton wool, tear it
into small pieces and form them into little balls. Glue a row of cotton balls to the bottom
part of the Santa’s hat. If you want to add your Santa some eyes, cut two bigger ovals
from white paper and two smaller circles from the black one. Stick them to the middle, on
the bottom edge of the hat. And there would be no Santa without his signature white beard.
So let’s quickly make it by gluing the cotton balls to the package. Leave some space empty
to represent his smile. Lastly, add a big pom-pom on top of his hat. And there you have
it. It doesn’t really get any cuter than this! By wrapping a gift in a unique way you tell
the person how special he or she is to you. This person will definitely appreciate your
creativity and the time you took to make something different and unexpected. Will you use any
of these techniques to wrap the presents for your loved ones?
Thank you so much for all your love on my DIY beanie tutorial, it made me really happy
to see all your awesome comments, likes and shares. Please be so nice to this video as
well and I may film more crazy gift wrapping ideas. See you soon!
Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas, Ho Ho Ho Ho!

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