Creative Gift Wrap: Brown Wine Paper Wrap with miniature garden tools

Published July 19, 2012

There are so many pretty wrapping papers on retail shelves at the moment. Spring-inspired floral print, pastel coloured solid papers and interesting textured paper as well. It can be difficult to choose just the right paper for a gift recipient. On the other hand it’s always nice to take the gift-wrap a step further and really personalize it to the guest of honor.

Wrapping a camera, for example, in black and white photos and tying off with some unused camera film is a wonderful way to gift a passionate photographer. Next time you are browsing the shelves of a card shop look for original and distinctive papers that can really add that pizzazz factor to your gift.


Wine Lover

There are so many pretty ways to dress up a bottle of wine. For the gardener try this cute idea. Wrap the bottle in plain, brown paper (available at your local post office) and apply small gardening items to the front such as miniature water cans and buckets. Many small items like these can be found at Michaels Crafts.


Chalkboard Fun

If you are looking for a cute idea to wrap a child’s gift then this one may be for you. Wrap the gift in coloured comic paper or simple, bright paper and tie a wide ribbon across the center of the package. Finish off by gluing a miniature chalkboard to the front side of the gift and write the recipient’s name on the board.


Paint Cans

I love this idea. A simple, plain paint can (purchased at your local hardware store or Michaels) is a wonderful tool to present a small gift in. Purchase a small or medium sized can and some pretty card stock paper to wrap it in. Cut the paper to fit the circumference of the can and apply with white craft glue. Tie a gift card to the front of the can with some pretty ribbon.

If you are really in a pinch, leftover fabric is always easy. Remember to keep pieces of leftover upholstery or dress fabric. Tied off with a pretty satin ribbon, this pretty gift is unique and eye pleasing at the same time.