We are ten sleeps away from Christmas. Your gift buying has gained momentum. Buying gifts is only a part of the game. Presenting gifts in an interesting manner, completes the package. You have two options. You can get a shop assistant to wrap your gifts in nondescript wrapping paper. You can put some tender loving care into DIY gift wrapping ideas.
DIY gift wrapping ideas – raid your pantry:
You have bought the bottlebrush Australia scarf from Deidaashop for your eco-warrior friend. Stain butcher paper or plain brown paper with beetroot or turmeric. Decorate with stamps made from cross sections of okra or potato. Top up with cinnamon quills wrapped with twine.
Get Santa’s little helpers involved. Ask kids to cut out Santa or Christmas tree stencils. Place these on plain paper. Spray colour on the exposed area with a toothbrush. You may use two or three colours. Get rid of excess paint before you start spraying. Otherwise, you will end up with blobs. Scribble some handwritten personal messages within the Santa or Christmas tree shapes. Won’t nan and pop love this? Or gifts wrapped in paper decorated with impressions of little hands and feet? You can get the family pet to join in the fun. Spread out some plain paper in the backyard. Put some edible food colour under the paws of your four-legged friends and give them a free run of the backyard. Soon you will have DIY gift wrapping paper printed with pugmarks.
Gift wrapping ideas are endless. Explore the bush or foreshore for seashells, driftwood, flowers, leaves, pine cones. Give them a coat of metallic paint or use them untreated as gift toppers.
We, at Deidaa, root for sustainable gift wrapping ideas. We do not let go of any opportunity to use remnants of trims and baubles. Use photographs, twines, lace, doilies, fabric, buttons and embroideries to decorate your gifts. Recycle wicker baskets, empty coffee jars and cardboard boxes. Make bonbons out of mailing tubes. Did you buy a canvas beach bag from Deidaa for your nomadic friend? Use maps and travel brochures to wrap the overnight bag. Use sports pages from old newspapers as gift wrapping paper for the soccer crazy dad.
Practise the Japanese art of Furoshiki i.e., use cloth or scarf to wrap a gift. The cloth or scarf can be re-used later.
If you are running short of ideas, reach out to Deidaa for help. Deidaa offers free gift wrapping. Please visit http://www.deidaa.com.au/faq/ for more information. On request, Deidaa will wrap your gift with handmade recycled gift wrapping paper – free of cost. Deidaa donates all fabric shreds to a handmade paper making unit.
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