If you enjoy giving gifts but do not look forward to wrapping them so much, then you are not alone. Unless you are a trained salesperson at a retail store who has been through several hours of wrapping tutorials, it can be a frustrating task. Plus, since most of use tend to leave out gift-giving escapades to the last possible minute, it leaves us with next-to-no-time for wrapping. Often we end up opting for a gift bag or sloppy wrapping job, hoping against hope the shoddiness does not show. These tips should have you cleaning up your wrapping game pretty soon. They are simple and easy-to-remember.
Use a Hard Surface
If you want to lounge around on the carpet or on your bed for comfort, well unfortunately you will need to make your way to a harder surface like a table. Hard surfaces give you a much smoother results since it prevents wrinkles and the wrapping paper from slipping and sliding. To get the edges just right, you need to have a good grip which is hard on a mattress or other soft surface. Using a table also allows you to easily cut the paper if you think it might be too big while wrapping it.
Use a Box
Gifts come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, so it is not always possible to simply wrap it up and hope it looks good. In such cases, you can look into the option of Custom Boxes. If you are worried that a box will take away the glitz and glamour of the gift, you can choose between a variety of funky patterns and colours that will do no such thing. Since the shape of a box is pretty standard, wrapping will be so much easier. Just make sure you pack the gift properly into the box so it does not get damaged.
Use Personal Effects
Well, the wrapping paper itself might feel like a personal effect in itself, however you can take it a step further by adding in something extra. Maybe some ribbon, sketches, DIY stamp rollers for seasonal gifts perhaps, glitter and so much more. You can, if you wish create your own wrapping paper too by buying plain sheets of paper in the same texture, and creating a unique design on it. Who knows, if it is good enough, you could even start your own little home business with it!
It is all too easy today to just walk into a store and buy all the specific wrapping equipment you need, including the little décor you include such as paper ribbon stars. Seeing as how there is no hard and fast rule demanding you use proper wrapping though, do not be afraid to experiment. Use newspapers, magazines and a variety of other materials including fabric, to try out different things. You can turn to YouTube tutorials to get a head start and from there, it is a matter of practice makes perfect. Besides, it will be nice to have your gift stand out from the crowd right?