Sometimes wrapping gifts can be like trying to fit a square peg in a round hole: There just isn’t a good way to wrap oddly shaped holiday presents. Until now, that is. We’ve got two great tips to share that will get you excited about wrapping that Barbie corvette you bought your niece.
Materials and Tools:
— oddly shaped gifts
— tissue paper
— wrapping paper
— gift toppers
For our first trick, we’re using fabric. That’s right: Paper isn’t the only material that works for wrapping gifts. Fabric is a great alternative that won’t tear at those pesky corners and will lay nicely on rounded edges.
For our first oddly shaped gift, we’re wrapping a water bottle. It’s got rounded corners and a top that can’t be wrapped using traditional folds. Start with some tissue paper, wrapping it around the bottle and making sure there is extra at the top to keep the gift hidden. Then add some fabric in the same manner, this time using a piece that is slightly smaller so you can see the pop of color from the tissue paper. Wrap a ribbon or pom poms around the neck to secure and trim to your liking.
Our next gift is a lovely LOVE trinket that’s uneven on all sides. Our tip: Use a square plate to create a more box-like shape. This will make it much easier to fold your paper smoothly. Place your gift on the wrapping paper, then put the plate on top. Pull up the sides of the paper, wrapping it like you would a square box.
No gift is complete without a topper! Add some twine and a bow to finish off this perfectly wrapped present. The best part about this trick is that there’s NO WAY the person who receives this gift will be able to guess what’s inside.
Two perfect little gift buddies waiting to be opened. It’s all happening soon, little guys :)
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DIY Production and Styling: Kelly Bryden
Photography: Kurt Andre and Chris Andre
Modeling: Maddie Bachelder