Sometimes in life, the simple things are the most important. With the holiday season in full swing, you should try to add a personal touch to your gift-wrapping if you want to really make this a year to remember.
The holidays are a special time when we set aside our differences and bring joy to people. No matter what your relationship is like with your friends and family, giving them meaningful gifts can help bury the hatchet if things are still hazy. With that in mind, here is your guide to personalizing gifts with chalkboard labels.
Make Sure To Use High-Quality Wrapping Paper
When you start wrapping your gifts, make sure to use high-quality wrapping paper so that you can show your loved one that you put in extra effort this year. As the old saying goes, you get what you paid for. When you use cheap wrapping paper, it can rip easily, look messy, and appear like you are just going through the motions for your gift wrapping.
If the person receiving your gift is a small child, then you don’t have to waste time and energy with a detailed wrap job since they probably won’t notice. However, if you are giving a gift to someone you are trying to impress, go the extra mile and use the best wrapping paper you can find.
Gather the Rest of Your Materials
After obtaining high-quality wrapping paper, now it’s time to gather the rest of the materials that you need. For starters, get some double-sided tape and a dispenser because this will hold all your paper together.
These tools are essential for crafting your wrap job precisely the way you want to, so don’t buy cheap stuff if it’s not up for the task. Double-sided tape is very helpful because when you are wrapping your paper, your options for creativity will feel limited by having to put your tape on the outside of it.
If you can use both sides, then your wrap job will look more seamless and elegant. Also, investing in some scissors is a smart move because sometimes you can rip the tape when you pull it from the dispenser.
Keep Everything Inside the Box Secure
Before you start wrapping the gift, ensure that everything inside the box is secure so that it doesn’t break before the big day. This is especially important for fragile gifts such as a glass mug, ornaments, or a smartphone.
If something moves around too much while it’s in the box, it could break or get damaged. The best way to avoid this is to put padding such as bubble wrap inside and to tape the box shut on the outside so that there’s no movement.
Use an Appropriate Amount of Wrapping Paper
When you are measuring out how much wrapping paper you’re going to use for your gift, you should try to think like Goldilocks: not too little or too much. You can ensure that you use the perfect amount of wrapping paper by taking out the roll and opening it, then placing the gift box in the center of the paper.
Put the gift box upside down so you can attach all the loose ends at the bottom. You don’t want them to stick to the top because it will look messy. Once you’ve set out the gift, you can measure out how much paper you need to use, and then you can start cutting.
Also, keep in mind that there may still be some areas of the gift that you didn’t cover with the wrapping paper, so you will need to cut out additional pieces to cover these sections. As you cut the paper, make sure to keep your cuts as even as possible so that it doesn’t appear jagged or crinkled. Then, fold the paper under the seam to create a flat, even surface.
Take Your Time While You Wrap
In order to ensure a thorough and eye-catching wrap job, you will want to take your time so that it doesn’t look like you were rushing. As long as you cut your paper into the perfect size for what you’re wrapping, the rest of the process shouldn’t be too challenging.
However, when you are folding the paper, you need to keep the edges neat and tidy so that they don’t make your wrapping look uneven. To do this, you need to create a tight fold with your fingers and pull it over the side that already has wrapper paper attached.
Then, using the double-sided tape, place it underneath so that the wrapping looks crisp and seamless. The last thing you need to do with your wrapper paper is to take the flaps on either side of the gift and fold them downward so that they make two triangles.
After you’ve done this, you can attach them to the box and tape it up nicely. Now you should be done with the wrapping of your gift, so examine it closely to make sure that nothing looks out of place. Then you can start adding things to the outside.
Place Additional Items on Your Wrapping Paper
Once your wrapping is complete, you can start adding the finishing touches to your gift. Using adhesive name tags, you can write special messages for the recipient of this gift with chalk, and be sure to include their name, personal anecdotes about their life, and well-wishes for the holiday.
Other items to put on your gift include a tag, bows, ribbons, and stickers. After you finish adding these embellishments to the wrapping paper, the gift-wrapping process is finally over!
Overall, sometimes the wrapping is just as important as the gift that’s underneath it. If you put in as much effort as you can into lemaking a dazzling wrap display, your friends and family will cherish this memory for years to come. So now that you know everything about personalizing a gift with wrapping paper, tell those closest to you to personalize their gifts with chalkboard labels.