When I was a kid, wrapping presents was my favorite part about going to birthday parties.. Not kidding at all. And it’s still one of things I look forward to every single time we are invited to a birthday party or house warming or wedding (Any occasion really that demands a gift to be taken along). As strange as that may seem, I find the entire process right from hours of research to locate and acquire the right gift for the right occasion and person to meticulously wrapping it very therapeutic. I love to see the big smiles and wide eyes when I offer the gifts to the other person. Especially the little ones. So, I put together a HUGE gallery of ideas for you to scour through. Their eyes light up seeing the pretty pom poms and dinosaur cutouts. A guide filled with ALL of the things anyone could need for wrapping gifts. If you’ve procrastinating on wrapping your gifts until now, you might just have landed in the right place.
BOWS & WHISTLES
The easiest and the most widely used way to wrap your gifts is to add a bow on top. There are literally a hundred ways of tying a bow knot – I kid you not. Each one more beautiful (and more complicated than the last). I have usually found that the simple bow serves me quiet well. Especially if adding multiple layers of bows with ribbons of different texture and size. LAYERING IS KEY. it can totally transform a simple bow to an elaborate one in no time.
Another great way to step up your gift wrapping game is to add flowers. Artificial and real both work equally well. With artificial flowers you have enough time to prepare the gift before the event whereas with real ones they have to be done last minute. Being a photographer and fulltime mommy I prefer the artificial ones (its hard enough to make the little one get ready for a party without having the added stress of wrapping gifts last minute.) The best wat to go about decorating this way is to tie the ribbon around the box with or without tying a bow in the end. Here once again layering is a great idea. Adding ribbon bows, stems, leaves and flowers of different sizes and complimenting colours makes the gift stand out. The arrangement is best attached with a glue gun so as to keep it intact longer.
For the little ones
Which child wouldn’t like a unicorn or a dinosaur on their present. I know I would inspite of not qualifying to be in the children category anymore. Custom designing gift wrapping papers is an excellent idea for making one of a kind presents for kids. Even adding small touches like tassels or glitter stars will earn you a lot of credit with the little ones.
There are a million other ways you can wrap your love and sky is the limit for your creativity. So keep experimenting and keep creating. There are no right or wrong ways. Its all about personal taste and touches.