Another week of Works for Me Wednesday is here!
I don't like to buy gift wrapping supplies if I already have them (and, trust me I'm always stocked up...check out my gift wrapping storage here), but sometimes I don't have the right size of gift bag to hold those larger sized, oddly shaped presents.
Here are a few ways to get creative with what you already have!
Don't you love those packages that have the open part in the front? If you wrap them in wrapping paper all that happens is a big hole in the front with one little slip of the hand.
Find a piece of cardboard and tape it over the front of the gift...
And voila! Wrap it up easily without any holes!
Wrap your gift in a basket and tuck in random bits of tissue paper to "hide" the goodies inside.
Use something other than wrapping paper to wrap an oddly shaped gift. For this particular toy, I couldn't find any cardboard to cover the front (like idea #1), and I didn't have a gift bag big enough to fit.
I found this GIANT gift bag in my stash, but then realized that it was way too big for this toy. So I got a little creative with it!
And cut it into two pieces...
It was more flexible and durable to work with without the fear of poking a hole in it.
Match the birthday card with the wrapping paper. Why use an envelope? Show off the card by taping it on top of the gift.
Wrap it up with cellophane. This little toy wagon given to a friend's daughter was so awkward to wrap, so I decided to just wrap it with some polka dotted cellophane. It didn't fit at first, so I just cut out the bottom and slipped it through leaving the wheel and handles without cellophane around it.
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