We鈥檙e surrounded by wrapping paper here at HQ 鈥 the holiday season is well on its way, after all. We鈥檝e got amazing paper and all the necessary tools and extras like scissors, tape and toppers (grab a kit here). And of course, we鈥檝e started to collect gifts for our friends and family. Today, in partnership with the Scotch庐 Brand, we鈥檙e going to hit on two topics that no one seems to talk about 鈥 wrapping oddly shaped gifts and making your shipping boxes look adorable 鈥 because how DO you wrap that rocking horse?

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How to Decorate a Gift Box

Wrapping gifts is so fun and creative, but we often forget to make our shipping boxes look beautiful as well! Here鈥檚 a quick and easy way to make your packages shine.

Materials + Tools:

鈥 Scotch庐 Heavy Duty Shipping Tape

鈥 Scotch庐 Expressions Metallic Tape

鈥 Scotch庐 Expressions Washi Tape

鈥 Scotch鈩 Scissors

鈥 gift box

Confetti-Materials

Here we go!

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First stretch out a piece of tape and fold it over so that the sticky sides attach to one another, then cut out pieces of confetti in different colors.

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Place the confetti on top of your wrapped gift box and then use Scotch庐 Heavy Duty Shipping Tape to cover the entire box! This will seal the confetti to the box.

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Wrapping Oddly Shaped Objects

Often we buy gifts that aren鈥檛 so easy to wrap. Anything that isn鈥檛 packaged in a square or rectangular box can prove to be a challenge. The trick to getting these gifts perfectly wrapped is Scotch鈩 Cushion Wrap.

Materials + Tools:
鈥 Scotch庐 Heavy Duty Shipping Tape

鈥 Scotch鈩 Cushion Wrap

鈥 Scotch鈩 Scissors

鈥 shipping box

Nutcracker-Materials

Let鈥檚 get these cute nutcrackers wrapped!

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A great way to protect your gifts is to wrap them with Scotch鈩 Cushion Wrap. Completely cover them until the sides are not too bumpy, then place them in a box. Fill the spaces with more cushion wrap if you notice the gifts are moving around.

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Tape your box with Scotch庐 Heavy Duty Shipping Tape and then add your handwritten address label. Cover the label with Scotch庐 Heavy Duty Shipping Tape to seal out moisture!

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Perfect little boxes ready to be shipped to your loved ones!

What other oddly shaped items have you tried to wrap? What was your technique? Share your stories with us on Instagram @britandco.

This post is sponsored by the Scotch庐 Brand.

DIY Production and Styling: Kelly Bryden

Photography: Chris Andre