Alright, you have a gift! First. In order to determine what sort of wrapping to use, it is necessary to determine what sort of a mood the gift is given in. For instance, it would hardly be appropriate to give your boss a holiday gift covered with hand drawn hearts and a carnation. Or well, unless your boss was also your paramour.
For decorating boxes, i like to use paint, it’s interesting, it’s unique, and its cost effective. Just paint your box, paint traditional looking ribbons and bows on the box, and you have a very thoughtful looking gift. If your not so handy with paint you can try just splashing different colors over a main base coat. This creates a unique modern art deco look that most people are sure to love.
Use old newspapers. This creates a unique, cool gift design and allows you to reflect on personality. Does the person getting the gift read the comics? Dabble in stock market? Gossip? Are they dating? Use the most relevant part of the newspaper, and wrap away. This is actually doubles as recycling newspapers.
Another idea is to wrap your gift with traditional paper, make it more interesting by first wrapping it in a plain white paper and then using cut outs on the second wrap. This creates an elaborately decorated gift without adding any plastic.
Try decorating with flowers. Large ones such as roses, carnations or lily’s tend to make good choices. cut most of your stem off, insert the remainder into a hole in your box or wrapper. For a more elegant touch, simply place the flower on the gift. This method is usually enhanced by the addition of a few flower petals.
To replace name tags you can do one of several things. One use a pen or pencil to write the recipients name directly on the box or paper. This can also be done with paint if you are so inclined. Two, you can color code your gifts, as in, blue for grandpa, red for mom and so on. Or third, simply use a different method of decoration for each person.
Hopefully this guide helps you to have a better understanding of eco-friendly holiday gift wrapping possibility’s. So, buy your presents, pick your method, and wrap. Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday’s.