Ways to Wrap Gifts by Using Everyday Supplies

Ways to Wrap Gifts by Using Everyday Supplies


Presenting someone with a gift is a thoughtful gesture. Even a DIY greeting card or a just a handmade meal can be considered an exquisite present. After all, it is the effort and the affection that counts. But the presentation of your gift matters equally. We are sure that you would have taken a lot of time and put in a lot of effort while making that greeting card, or baking that delicious cake. But while you present it, you would want it to look as beautiful as possible.

While a nicely wrapped present is what the society approves of, your friend would be quite excited to know what is inside. So, to be sure that your present has a surprise element, you should wrap up your gifts before presenting them. But what if you do not have enough supplies and it is already quite late to get your gifts wrapped professionally. Here are a few things that you can easily find at home and use them as gift wraps:

Use Shopping Bags

Your usual shopping sprees can actually help you wrap up your gifts in the most unique manner. You can easily find a few shopping bags lying around your home. Be sure that it does not have any brand labels or logos. Now, all you need to do is cut them off and turn them into a flat sheet of paper. You can wrap your present with this beautiful looking paper and even decorate it with a ribbon. There! You have your customized gift wrap that is bound to fetch you a lot of compliments.

Wrap it Up with Scarves

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It is not necessary to always use wrapping papers. Especially when you have a number of options available to you. You can use cloth – scarves, to be precise. You can take up a clean scarf to wrap your present and give it an entirely new look. Other than this, your friend will get two gifts instead of one. First will be the present wrapped up and the second would be the beautiful scarf that came with it. You can decorate it with a few embellishments that you can find easily at your home.

The Usual Brown Paper

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Yes, the brown paper, that you used to wrap your book and notebooks. You can do a lot with these usual brown paper rolls. This is because they can be decorated up or down based on your creativity and preference. You can draw figures on it that can represent you and your friend. Or you can draw a few patterns on it that can make the dull brown paper quite striking. You can even stick a name slip, the ones you used to stick on your book. This will give it a much nostalgic vibe.

DIY Painted Paper

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If you wish to be a little more creative, you can make your own wrapping paper. You can take up any chart paper and draw your heart out. You can even paint a little if you want and turn it into a masterpiece. Now, this is one wrapping paper that your friend would not tear and treasure it forever and ever. You can even make a collage of different pages and paintings to give this present a whole new look. This is one of the best ways to customise a wrapping paper and give it a much-personalised feel.


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Another trend that people are following these days is using newspaper as wrapping paper. Moreover, this is one of the most eco-friendly options. Recycling newspaper as wrapping paper is a great idea. All you need to is find a nice-looking newspaper piece. With nice-looking, we mean authentic yet beautiful. You can take up the games and quizzes section, if your friend might be interested in playing or solving them. You can also get in some comic pieces or even the matrimony section *wink wink*.

These were some out of the box ideas that will help you wrap your presents even at the very last moment. So, if you are out of time or even out of wrapping supplies, these tips will help you make the most of the things that are available to you. Happy Gifting!