With the holidays approaching I’m sure you have begun purchasing gifts for all your family members, friends, and loved ones. If you're anything like my sister, you are already done shopping and wrapping! If you are anything like me, you probably absolutely love buying presents but not necessarily wrapping them (and you're not done shopping yet). Gift wrapping can be tedious, frustrating, and expensive. Today I am going to be sharing with you five of my favorite gift wrapping hacks that have made it a little more enjoyable for me.
5 Gift Wrapping Hacks You Need to Know!
1. Reuse Old Gift Wrap
Wrapping paper can be very expensive especially if you get a nice quality wrapping paper. A great way to save on the expense is to reuse old wrapping paper. Save your scraps and if you have any neat present openers in your family be sure to fold up their paper and save it for future holidays.
2. Get Plain Brown Paper
It doesn't sound like it would be a very pretty gift wrapping option but you can make it beautiful! I think it looks so simple and pretty when you use plain brown paper combined with cute additives such as pretty ribbons and gift tags.
3. Get Yourself a Scotch Handband Tape Dispenser
I know it sounds like a bit of a waste of money but I truly think it is worth it to spend a few extra dollars on this dispenser because it really does make taping your presents much easier. This allows you to be hands free so that you can make a nice, beautiful gift. If you're stuck, you can always use a weighted desktop tape dispenser too!
4. Get a Wrapping Paper Cutter
I know this is another tool that may seem like a splurge, but I definitely think it’s worth it to get it. The gift wrap cutter is so much easier to use than scissors because you don't have to open and close them over and over like you do with scissors and it cuts wrapping paper so much easier than regular scissors as well.
5. Use Fabric/Cellophane for Irregular Gift Shapes
If you have oddly shaped presents such as bottles of wine, you can use cuts of fabric or even some colored cellophane to wrap it nicely with a bow around it, this still makes for a beautiful gift without the awkward attempt to wrap it.
Gift wrapping can be pretty annoying and something a lot of us dread doing every year. These little tips have helped me to ease the annoyance of gift wrapping and making things much easier and much more affordable. If you are one that isn’t the biggest fan of gift wrapping as well you should definitely try some of these tricks and tips!
Do you have any more gift wrapping hacks we should know about? Share in the comments below!
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