Every December, there are tons of things that are incredibly boring to do but are a necessity for the holiday. Wrapping up all of the presents is definitely one of those things. It is tedious, repetitive, and dull but practically a requirement. But you can just as easily turn this hassle into a fun craft for yourself, friends, and even your kids. Take the time and have a bit of fun with it by making your very own personalized Wrapping Paper that is so easy and cute when it’s all finished that it will help to make the holidays that much more memorable and special.
Wrapping gifts is probably one of my favorite parts about the holiday season. Every since I was little my family has had a fun running gag of sorts where instead of wrapping our gifts in the actual package, we put it inside another box so there is no way you can guess what is actually in it. These boxes never have been normal boxes either. They are the odd balls that have been lying around. They are the used up graham cracker boxes. The old shoe boxes. The random wine container left over. It can honestly be any type of box but the entire point is to make it harder to guess what the gift is in addition to when you actually open the gift and go “oh! A box of saltines. Just what I wanted.”
PICTURE PILE OF RANDOM BOXES
One of my favorite ways to create wrapping Paper is incredibly simple and all it takes is a paper bag and some markers. This is the one that is so easy to get creative with because it is all up to your own mind to create something unique. With this one there a few ideas that I continually stick to but each wrapping paper I create is unique to the person. First, there is the classic holiday wrapping paper. All you need to do for this one is draw whatever the holidays mean to you. Snowmen, pine trees, sleds, anything! You can even make a scene out of it! The other thing I like to do is to give hints to what is in the box. For instance, a gift card to Trader Joe’s would have loads of veggies drawn all over the outside, while a book may have loads of famous opening lines written all over the paper. It is a lot of fun to do and it always makes the person receiving it feel special because it is so individualized.
PICTURE SNOWMEN PINE TREES SLEDS X 2
Another fun way to cover up all of those boxes is grab every scrap of paper you have lying around. Now I know this may seem like an obvious idea but it gets more creative than that. By scraps of paper I mean literal scraps. Old phone book pages, newspaper articles, comics, old recipes, and if you have a shredder you are in mighty luck. These scraps can either be complete chaos and random or can hold a specific message for the individual or for what is inside.
Note: You may need to create a base wrapping for this one depending on how small your scraps are such as a paper bag or plain wrapping paper and then glue all of your scraps onto the base.
PICTURE OF BASE WITH A FEW THINGS GLUED ON