I’m a self professed wrapping paper simpleton. I can blame it on my butterfingers. No, no. I can blame it on my mom (she hated wrapping gifts), but my dad is a wrapping paper pro–I could have picked up some skills from him (I didn’t). The side of the brain that produces the creative juices and tenacity to tackle wrapping paper? Yeah, that side has a blinking sign that says NO WORKY. It’s odd. I can manage 35 prebuscent students, but the thought of wrapping a present makes me cry. UNTIL THIS YEAR!
For the past year or so, I’ve been stocking up on all kinds of wrapping paper (proof here and here). Why would a wrapping paper simpleton stock up on wrapping paper? Well, I knew at some point I would have to face my fear. Brandon LOVES to have wrapped gifts; the thought of getting a present in a gift bag gives him the sads. One time I tried to give him his gift in a plastic Walgreen’s bag. He didn’t really care for it. I digress. After using Kraft paper for table runners at our wedding, and using wrapping paper to line the envelopes of our wedding invites, I got hit by a wrapping paper hoarding bug. I’ve used the wrapping paper to create easy table runners, but this year I decided to face my wrapping paper fears.
Here are a few things you can try:
Materials* I used:
You’ll have to let me know if you have any other tips or ideas. Like I’ve already mentioned, I’m no pro. Half of these ideas were spawned from my goofy mistakes, and I had to find a way to mask the errors of my wrapping ways!
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