Last week while getting my haircut, I was chatting with my stylist about something or other when she suddenly stated, “Oh my goodness… why are you creating another project for yourself?!” And then we laughed and laughed because after 10+ years together, she should know the answer to that.
It’s what I do.
Case in point… when faced with a challenging gift to wrap, I will in fact come up with an even more complicated way to wrap it.
It’s what I do.
Here’s what you’ll need for this unique gift wrap idea:
- Take out containers
- Washi tape (similar)
- Decorative Paper (similar)
- Alphabet Stamps or Stickers (similar)
I started with these fun take out containers, because who doesn’t love a take-out container. Then using the cute Washi Tape that I received from the #SecretClever gift exchange. (Thanks again, Carrie from Curly Crafty Mom! ) I began adding stripes to the container.
Working around the handle can be tricky. Apply one tape stripe just below the container handle. Then fold the handle down before applying the last strip of tape and it will go on like a dream. This might go without saying, but at one point I found myself trying to weave the tape underneath the handle and it wasn’t going well.
I like to make things difficult.
Tip: Use the side folds again to easily tuck your edges out of sight.
Seal it with a monogrammed card.
Layer your decorative paper and stamp with a fun letter in coordinating ink.
Update: adhere your card to only one of the top flaps and the gift can be easily opened without destroying the decorative packaging.
Christmas is officially less than a week away! My kid’s are home and the shopping is done. I’m off for a marathon gift wrap session.
Are you ready? Is everything wrapped and under the tree? Do you make things more complicated and challenging than they really need to be?
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