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DIY Gift Wrap Ideas

Instructions and information for a do-it-yourself design that everyone can handle.

Giving gifts is a big part of the holiday season. Besides decorating and spending time with loved ones, it's my favorite thing to do. I absolutely love giving presents and wrapping them makes it even more fun.  

Here are some easy and unique ideas that will make your gift wrapping experience quick and fun.

Eco-Friendly

For all those green people in your life, why not express their love for the Earth by presenting their gift in an Earth friendly package? Try using brown packing paper or simple white recycled printing paper to wrap it. You can even get the kids involved. Have them draw and color on the paper before you wrap it.

Instead of using ribbon, hemp string or a natural fiber to tie around it will do the trick. You can leave it as is or design it yourself with stamps or drawings.  

See what kind of paper you can find at on Brower Avenue. on Sunrise Highway should have packing paper and string.

Reuse & Recycle

Considering people tear up the gift wrap anyway, why not save some money and time and use magazine or newspaper pages?

Know some vintage lovers? Look through old magazines for the perfect images that will set them back in time. For gift tags, you can use old holiday cards cut to size or cut cute shapes from the magazines' covers. They are made a little thicker and should work just fine.

If you don't already have some magazines you can use, pick some up at on N. Park Avenue or the on N. Village Avenue.

Classic Style + Modern Flair

If you are in love with the classic style of gift wrap but want to be a little different, don't worry. It's always easy to add modern or eclectic touches to traditional design.

Try to experiment with color and try new ways to wrap ribbons around the gift. For example: If the paper has holiday trees in blue and white, then try using an unexpected color like orange or purple for the ribbon.

To get creative, wrap the gift numerous times instead of just once. Instead of using a bow, try another interesting and uncommon object like a small toy or flower. Pine needles from the tree would work well too. It would be like two gifts in one!

You can find all different types of wrapping paper and ribbon at the on Sunrise Highway.

Unwrapping a gift is a journey to an unexpected ending. It should be fun, exciting and in the end, triumphant. Try to make it the best adventure possible from beginning to end and there will be tons of smiles everywhere. Plus, they will look fabulous under the tree.

Happy Holidays Rockville Centre! 

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