The festive period is an especially creative time of year, and allows you to explore your crafting prowess. So why not stretch your imagination and try one (or all!) of these stress-free gift wrapping hacks. These are perfect for using the dribs and drabs of your stash, or even overcoming the panic when it comes to wrapping those oddly-shaped and tricky gifts. Try something a bit different and give it a go - the presentation of the gift will be just as snazzy as the gift itself!
1. Bottled It There’s no denying we all love a bottle of something during the festive period, whether that be fermented, bubbly or vintage. Follow this Jane Means step-by-step tutorial so you can become a whizz at wrapping up the fizz.
2. Yuletide Yarnings Raid your yarn stash to give some plain giftboxes a splash of colour and texture by sprucing up your wrappings with various lengths of yarn. Nothing says Homemaker like combining two of our favourite crafting mediums: wool and paper!
3. Bookish Baubles If all you have left in your wrapping stash is some (pretty boring) brown postage paper, give it a subtle touch of vintage by simply cutting out pages from a book into circles, and drawing string and bows on the paper to create a set of Christmas baubles.
4. Toilet Paper Roll Trinket Often, you’ll find that the smallest gifts are the most difficult to wrap, for fear of getting lost in all of the paper! So why not take an old toilet paper roll and follow this tutorial to create a really unique and resourceful way of gifting.
5. Pineapple Present Disguise a bottle of drink by cleverly quirking it up and hiding it underneath an assortment of chocolates and paper with this how-to. Chocolate and booze, all in a decorative pineapple? Yes please!
6. Mystery Wrapping Learn how to uniquely wrap soft gifts such as clothes and accessories by cutting out pieces of paper in any festive shape you desire, and stitching them up with contrasting thread. Rustic and fabulous!
7. Improvised Gift Tags There’s nothing worse than having wrapped your gift and realising you don’t have a tag to stick on it. Oh the inconvenience! That can easily be remedied by drawing on a tag with a thick pen for a stand out look. Or better yet, why not print out photos of the lucky recipient and use that as a tag? It’s bound to give it that extra personal touch!