Ask Style: Have Any New Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas?
I saw your gift wrap story last year, and I was wondering if you had any new ideas for snazzy wrapping? My gifts were a huge hit last year!
—Esther, via the Ask Style inbox
Whether your gift recipients have been naughty or nice (and really Santa, just try to be a little less judgmental this year) they all deserve to have their nifty gifties dressed up for the holiday.This year we really let the creative juices flow to get you the prettiest packaging ideas yet. Let the crafty times roll!
Get Krafty: Brown Kraft paper is way cheaper than holiday-themed wrapping paper, and it's usually made from recycled materials—Merry Christmas, Mother Earth! It's great for creating a rustic canvas that is just begging for your creative touch. We love the idea of wrapping a few strips of double stick tape around your package and then sprinkling on glitter or confetti. You can also use embroidery thread to tie on pom-poms (they're super easy to make with this tool), or make pretty patterns by tying on rows of thread. For a modern look, use metallic markers to draw geometric patterns made from hexagons or triangles.
What's In a Name?: The name tag is often overlooked, and we think it's high time it gets its moment in the sun. Drill tiny holes on either side of a metallic-painted popsicle stick and use the embroidery thread we talked about before to attach it on either side. Use a sharpie to write the lucky recipient's name across the stick. We're also enamored with the idea of using letter stamps to stamp the name directly onto the paper.
Chuckle Head: With mustaches all the rage, why not cut one from construction paper and glue it to your favorite hipster's package? Add a Christmas-colored bow tie and spectacles for extra points.
Get the accompanying visual aides with our Stylish Gift Wrapping Ideas gallery!
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