Celebrations happen throughout the year, the most popular and common celebrations are birthdays. When you find a great gift for a loved one, friend or family member, you want to present it in the best possible way and that is what gift wrapping is for.
A ribbon will be your best friend when it comes to gifting wrapping. The ribbon gives the gift extra charm and allows you to experiment with your creativity. You could, if you wanted to, make your own ribbon. Making ribbon is the best part of this task. You can think of interesting ideas such as making the ribbon strands out of newspaper thus giving the gift a retro look. The headlines won’t be the noticeable part but it will look great as part of the design.
You can create ribbon decoration from colourful paper strips. It won’t have that nylon bouncy effect but you will be able to achieve a neat appearance. To give it a similar effect to the nylon, take a pair of scissors, place the paper between one blade and your thumb then pull it outwards. This will curl the material giving you that curly playful look. Be gentle when you do this as to not tear the paper strips.
Stick the ribbon in a diagonal pattern. Take multiple colours and put them against white wrapping paper. Notice how the colours will stand out. No amazing tying techniques will be required to do this nifty wrapping trick.
Lace is perfect for decorating presents. It might be slightly more costly than ribbon but it can be reused by the gift receiver. The patterns on the lace are so detailed that two strips of it will be enough. Try and pair it up with the simplest paper to avoid any decorative clashes. All you need to do is stick to lace strips across the whole present in a parallel manner. This will give the gift a wonderful vintage appearance.
Twine, string or cotton is a stunning technique you can use to detail your presents. The simplicity of the material gives you leeway to play with different colours as the base. There are also many ways to give the string more character. Braiding is a fancy yet pretty way to detail surfaces as well as twisting and looping.
Sometimes doing projects and tasks for another person at home is the best way to tell them how much they mean to you. Show off your skills with these craft objects that can be easily found in bulk at a cash and carry wholesaler and be creative with those gifts.