Y’all, are you tired of using the same boring wrapping paper? Do you find yourself waiting until the last minute and then struggling to find what you need? These different ways to wrap a gift without using wrapping paper will give you some ideas for unique gift decorations.
People have been using newspapers has in lieu of wrapping paper for a long time. Take this idea over the top by highlighting something that the gift receiver loves. If they love comics or editorials, but that page on the front. Another great alternative would be a handkerchief. Top it off with a ribbon to create a beautiful, elegant package. A paper bag also makes an excellent wrapping substitute—and it makes for a great canvas if you want to add your own decorations or have your kids draw pictures for the recipient. Think outside the box and use a page from that map book that’s just taking up space in your car. Wrapping it in sheet music creates a whimsical effect for the music lover in your life.
Ribbon and Yarn
Y’all know the simple trick of adding a ribbon at the end, but what about wrapping the entire present in ribbon? Try weaving the ribbon into a basket weave pattern for a unique look. You can also use yarn. Use different colors to make rainbows or ombre. Simply wrap the yarn strand around the gift, tie it, cut it, and then repeat. There is a lot of freedom here.
The first gift display that comes to many people’s minds is the gift basket. It’s a tried-and-true method that makes for a beautiful presentation. Don’t agonize if you’ve never put one together before or if y’all need some tips for decorating your gift basket. Mason jars have become very popular, and they work really well for a present with layers to show off, such as different candies or cookies. Personally, I love a great homemade treat for a gift!
There are so many different options out there that standard wrapping paper starts to sound boring. Now you can try these different ways to wrap a gift without using wrapping paper. If you need to spark the creative juices, just look around your house. The options are endless!