This December we’re ushering out 2015 in a new way. Join us as we count down 31 Days Of Awesome and give you something new to do, see, make, eat, or buy every day in December.
Today’s Awesome is all about DIY wrapping for the holidays! Keep scrolling, drop the beat and get wrapping!
Wrapping a gift for a friend that you love to travel with? Maybe you went to another country this year or maybe you just like to ride the subway together. Add a personal touch to the present by using a map as wrapping paper.
Newspapers are an inexpensive option for gift wrapping and can be customized with markers, stickers, bows and ribbon. Just be weary of inky fingers.
We don’t recommend ripping books apart to use as wrapping paper. What we do recommend is scanning pages from your friend’s favourite book and using that as wrapping paper.
Chalkboard paper is a great way to customize gifts with pictures and quotes. Plus, you save money on buying tags to stick to the present!
Re-purpose magazines as chic wrapping paper.
Spray paint your paper clips red, green or gold and use Post-It notes to give your present some texture. Use white-out to take plain brown paper to a new, polka-dot level. Don’t know what to do with all of the weekly meeting minutes you printed from work or your class syllabus? Make a bow!
Use pom poms to make your gifts 2D.
Don’t throw out those tights just because they have a hole. Use them as an eco-friendly wrapping option! Maybe give them a quick wash first, though.
Have your friends and family members exclaiming, “I can’t believe it’s real duct tape!”