4 Step Last Minute Gift Wrap HackDec 16, 2022
Let's be honest. Christmas time isn't ideal for the procrastinator, especially not the creative type. We want to put off wrapping gifts, but we don't want them to look boring or sloppy either. I've got an easy, fast solution to get your wrapping look top-end with low cost and a short time limit.
Do you have any plain paper bags sitting around? Perhaps you're near Dollar Tree? You can grab a roll of brown "paper bag" type wrapping paper for a buck! You can even use newsprint or another recyclable paper of sorts. After you have your paper, you just need a few simple items that any crafter is bound to have in a drawer somewhere: tape (washi for bonus points), twine or yarn, blank gift tags (you can create these with paper and scissors yourself), white acrylic paint and a stiff paintbrush or toothbrush, and a pen!
Follow these 4 steps to whip your gifts out in no time and be ready for the holiday.
Step 1: Wrap Your Gift
This step is probably the most time-consuming one because you want to make your wrapping look neat (and not like you've been trying to do it in the 5 spare minutes you've just found because you forgot to do your wrapping ahead of time...just saying), so take your time folding and getting those clean edges.
Apply a small amount of acrylic paint to the tip of a toothbrush or stiff paintbrush. Flick the paint onto the top of the wrapped box using your thumb. This step is messy so be sure to protect the surface you're working on with newspaper or paper towels. We're going for a light snow effect here, so the amount you apply is totally up to you!
Step 3: Wrap a Piece of Twine Around the Wrapped Box
This is when you'll start seeing it all come together! Bonus points if you pick a color that the person you're gifting loves. Because how cute for that be?
Perfect time to practice your calligraphy, and you can even draw something cute on the tag, too. This one's for you to experiment with!
All done! If you're really feeling fancy, cut off a branch from your Christmas tree and tuck it under the string (see the first image for reference). I hope that helps some of you or inspires you for another idea. If you liked this step-by-step, I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
Enjoy the holidays, everyone!