Quick Tricks And Ideas For
Wrapping Christmas Presents
From quirky and adorable to humorous and challenging, there's an art to wrapping Christmas presents. We all want our gifts to look like a professional worked their magic, but sometimes it looks more like we got into a wrestling match with wrapping paper and lost. Have no fear! The Lakeside Collection is here to help with a few tips and tricks that are sure to impress gift-wrapping pros and novices alike.
Step outside of the seasonal patterns of snowflakes, Santa Claus, reindeer, and candy canes by challenging the norms of holiday wrapping. Choose a geometric print, classic kraft paper, or upcycled media like newspaper, magazines, paper grocery bags, or old maps. If you want to play a prank on the recipient and make the gift extra challenging to open, combine the textures of different types of paper like the ones previously listed. You can layer them or alternate strips to cover specific parts of the object. The versatile approach provides a personalized but effortlessly artistic feel that's right for any occasion.
Top It Off
If you want to take your wrap game to the next level, don't put all of the focus on the paper. Gift toppers can be game changers. Forget that store-bought bag of bows or the tangled up and wrinkled ribbon you've stuffed in a bag somewhere. Consider other options such as paper tape, small ornaments, dried or paper flowers, stamped designs, or even stamp-punched paint chips to create an ombre design on the package. For the kiddos, you can attach their favorite candy or make it interactive by attaching a toy or several crayons. The possibilities are endless. There's no wrong way to top off a gift. The more imperfect you make it, the better it looks.
Literally Outside The Box
Objects such as NFL beer mugs, fishing rods, bikes, or gift tins of all shapes and sizes can prove to be problematic to disguise, especially when you want to do so in a creative way. The solution? Go beyond the right-angled approach with gift-wrapped boxes and think about the furoshiki method. As complicated as it sounds, all it takes is a large square piece of cloth with its opposite ends neatly tied together. If you have longer items to hide like a golf club or fishing rod, utilize mailing tubes with bubble wrap. For any kind of mug, use bubble wrap and the furoshiki method. Next time you reach for a gift bag, grab a Mason jar instead; and if all else fails, just put a nice big bow on top of the object. Sometimes the simplest presentation can be the most memorable way to give.
Bring personality and humor in the way you give cash to friends and loved ones this season with a money tree gift holder or money balloon! Using 16" clear balloons, trap the dollar bills in the balloon along with a small amount of confetti. Inflate with helium, tie off and attach to ribbon. In order to get to the cash, the recipient has to pop the balloon. You can personalize the confetti to make it more seasonal or choose different balloon colors. Watch the recipient get covered in confetti and startle at the sound.