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Some Creative Ideas for Gift Wrapping

  • You don't have to rely on boring shop bought gift wrapping paper. If you are looking for something alternative, take a look at the ideas below.
  • If you have a printer at home you can use your computer to set up a personalized pattern ie a name and then print the paper with the recipient's name all over it.
  • Use spare bits of fabric to wrap up gifts. You can tie it with ribbon to complete the effect.
  • Even cereal boxes make great boxes for gifts. cut them up and glue or stapel them into shape and then cover with paper or fabric.
  • Use cheap plain paper but cut out decorative pictures from old greeting cards to add vibrancy and color.
  • Use plain white printing paper but tie it up with a fancy ribbon. It looks great!!

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Any eco friendly ideas for gift wrap? I am so fed up of buying expensive gift wrap that just gets thrown away.

Take a look at the earth easy site. I love some of their alternative suggestions - such as wrapping gifts with old comic strips.


Feb 25, 2013 | Event Planning & Celebration

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I really hate waste to the environment but still want to wrap gifts for my family. Any ideas for alternatives?

Here are some ideas that will save the environment as well as some money:

- Reuse gift bags from previous gifts

- Use grocery bags that are plain and unused and decorate them with ribbons, colors etc

- If you have any plants pots or boxes around the house that you don't need, you can put gifts in there and use tissue paper to pad it out.

Feb 25, 2013 | Event Planning & Celebration

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I bought my son a bike and want to wrap it for his birthday but there is no way I can use that much wrapping paper. Any ideas how to give him something he can unwrap?

When I buy oversized gifts for my kids I don't even try and wrap them. What I do is buy a cheap mini version ie a small plastic hand size bike and wrap it up. You can tell them it's a clue....or you can give a clue as to where they will find the 'real' gift ie under the stairs or outside the front door.

I've found that this actually adds to the excitement and fun of opening presents.

Feb 25, 2013 | Event Planning & Celebration

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can you buy personalized gift wrapping paper?

Yes you can and it's such a brilliant idea especially for a special birthday.

The stationery studio have personalized gift wrap but also gift tags;


or the Picture Paper site allows you to make your own gift wrap online and you can even use photos;


Feb 25, 2013 | Event Planning & Celebration

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