Christmas is fast approaching, and you haven’t wrapped the giant pile of presents sitting around for your friends and family yet. Let us try and help you get it done quickly and painlessly.
1. To efficiently wrap gifts, get off of the carpet and onto a hard surface.
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It may be easier to plop in front of the TV on a carpet, but it will take you twice as long to wrap and everything will look worse.
2. Use double-stick tape to speed up your process.
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Double-stick tape will honestly speed up most things.
3. No tape? Follow this video tutorial to wrap a gift without any tape (just one tiny sticker, or some really tight ribbon work).
Like gift-wrapping origami.
4. Or you could use fabric (aka an old shirt).
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Clean out your closet while wrapping gifts. So much multitasking!
5. Or a scarf.
Wrap it in a new scarf and the gift wrap becomes another gift!
6. You can also repurpose old, itchy sweaters.
Ill-fitting sweaters be gone!
7. Wrap a small gift in a yarn ball.
It’s a gift and a frustrating game all in one!
8. If your gift is an odd shape, decorate a paper bag as giftwrap.
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It looks purposeful, not like you sacrificed a day of carrying your lunch to work. Buy a lunch box, geez.
9. Use newspaper as wrapping paper.
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It costs you little to nothing if you already have a paper lying around, and it looks craftier than you will probably mean for it to!
10. Reuse paper bags from the grocery store.
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Most grocery store paper bags will have some sort of holiday design during this season, which will look way better than wrapping your gifts in aluminum foil.
11. Or just use plain brown paper bags or parcel paper.
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The plain brown looks rustic and festive in its own way, and there are plenty of things you can add to make it look fancier, like letter stamps for the recipient’s first name, or doodles.
12. Use a DIY stamp roller to create easy wrapping designs.
This quick DIY may not be for the lazy, but once you’ve made it, you can use it over and over again!
13. Print out word searches or puzzles on computer paper and wrap gifts up in those.
Tie/tape down a marker to the gift and you’ve given both a game and a gift!
14. Turn boring, plain paper into cute animal gifts.
Uh, chyea, this owl requires you to actually leave part of the gift UNWRAPPED. Mega score.
15. Or make pretty cut-outs to deter the eye from the plain paper.
Simple, but appealing to the eye. Download the printable template here.