Whether you're absolutely hopeless at gift wrapping and leave it all to the last minute in the hopes that someone will offer to do it for you or whether you're a budding Martha Stewart here are some present wrapping tips, tricks and inspiration that will help you out this Christmas.
Measuring how much paper you need is key
Lay out your wrapping paper across a hard surface then roll your present across the paper making sure you've enough to cover each side. Leave yourself an extra few centimetres then cut.
Double sided sellotape will make your life easier
No more trying to stick it back on itself and then getting annoyed and throwing it across the room. Treat yourself to double sided tape and a sellotape holder.
Use a stamp roller to make your own wrapping paper
If you're feeling extra creative you could grab some plain paper and a stamp roller and customise your gift wrap.
Ribbon tape will make a present look effortlessly classy
It's basically sellotape with pictures but it really makes it look like you've upped your game.
Never underestimate a gift bag
And if all else fails, throw it in a gift bag with some crepe paper and you're good to go.
Now for some inspiration...
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Good morning from the Farmhouse! 🏡🌤 #Holiday shopping is underway... Gift wrap with #nature and what you have around the house. Evergreen and winterberry clippings, craft paper and twine. 🌲✂️🎁 Less is more, simple is beautiful. #DIY #Shoplocal #Holidays #Christmas
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I picked up a wreath, made a tree skirt and we put up our tree this past weekend. Along with these wrapped presents, our place is feeling pretty festive! I have always wanted to be able to wrap gifts in a simple but seasonal way, so I thought dressing up these rosemary and thyme wrapping papers would be a fun project. I tested a few options and think it turned out ok! I'm working on a blog post sharing all the materials along with some tips and tricks for wrapping gifts. (Will let you know when I post it!) 🎁 You can pick up these wrapping sheets and check out more photos in my shop! If you're thinking of picking some up, make sure to order soon so you get them in time to wrap your gifts! #raeandlily
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Believe it or not Laurie is already finished with her holiday shopping AND wrapping! For the rest of us who may need a little inspiration push, I thought I would share this pretty and (seemingly) easy gift wrap idea. What’s your favorite way to wrap? We’d love to know! photo via @pinterest
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Today was a good one! It was full of extra snuggles, wrapping paper making, and mug painting. Ending with hot chocolate and Uno by the fire. I love the holidays so much and always look forward to being able to slow down after a busy year and soak it all in. #diychristmas #homemadewrappingpaper #childhoodunplugged #letthekids #diy #simple #handmade #withlove #kidmade #leelittles2017
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