Holidays come and go too quickly. Instead of waiting last second to frantically prepare those beautiful presents, why not create a gift wrapping station to help keep you organized and inspired all year long?
Here’s everything you’ll need.
Before you start assembling the essentials for your gift wrapping station, you’ll need to ask yourself a few questions:
Once you have a better understanding of your needs, you’ll be able to determine whether you can get by with your materials spread out on the living room floor, wrapping presents at the kitchen table, or if you should invest in turning that empty guest room into a year-long crafting area.
Quality is king when it comes to choosing the right gift wrap, but you also want to have a variety on hand. Start with at least four different kinds. Style-wise, the safest way to go is with a consistent color scheme. Look for inspiration around the house, whether it’s from a favorite painting, throw pillows, or your own wallpaper.
Nothing can make your wrapping experience more stressful than realizing your scissors are too dull and your glue has become fossilized. Rolling Scissors, which are designed specifically for gift wrapping, are a popular option amongst holiday and craf enthusiasts alike. In terms of glue, liquid and sticks work just as well as tape, with the added benefit of being invisible.
Stop looping pieces of tape! Double-sided tape will give you a professional-looking finish like in all those pins you’ve saved to your Pinterest board.
Tape isn’t just for securing the ends of your presents. Jazz up a plain old gift box with decorative tape. Available in holiday and seasonal patterns, decorative tape creates an “instant wrap” design when crisscrossed vertically and horizontally.
Pair your selections of gift wrap with ribbons and bows that match the color scheme. A few basic combinations come to mind, such as gold satin and white wired.
Don’t hesitate to think outside the (gift)box! Consider gluing pieces of nature like seashells, flowers, feathers, or small, smooth stones onto your wrapped presents.
Don’t feel obligated to wrap awkwardly shaped items. Save yourself some time and stress and keep a couple of gift bags and boxes on hand.
White goes with everything, but if you’re looking to get a little creative, try incorporating newspapers, sheet music, road maps, or comic strips instead.
No, not for munching on. Colorful candies like peppermints are actually a fun way to pad the insides of gift boxes instead of using Styrofoam or tissue paper.
Don’t forget to add a gift tag! Tie one onto your ribbon, or go with the sticker variety. Paint swatches from a home improvement store are colorful, free alternatives as well, or you can tape a copy of an old photo to the top of the present as a visual way of saying “From me, to you.”
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During the consultation you and a designer will discuss goals, desires, and project budget, with the aim of designing an organization system that will: