We give presents to our friends and family with different occasions and we usually use wrapping paper or present bags when offering them the gifts. But some people may consider these to traditional, dull. So, they try to wrap the presents in different other ways. As I have family and friends who like to open their presents from me just because they look differently, I began finding new ways of wrapping presents.
Tip number one when you want to wrap presents in a different way is to be creative. Don’t think you made a mistake at a certain point in the process, but think of a new way to make that step bring new looks for the present.
Tip number two is to buy as colored paper as you might need, and do not cut the paper, if it is three times larger than the present. We are going to need this. Bring closer a pair of scissors, ribbon of other type of threads, duck tape and flowers made of paper. I usually go for origami flowers, but recently I have discovered how to make flowers of textile. So, if you have one, use it.
Tip number three is to get on working. Place the gift in the middle of the paper, the colored paper facing the table. Now bring the upper and lower parts of the paper on the present. If needed, use some duct tape. Now the fun part begins. Bring the left and right side of the paper on to the present. Do not try to get them there straight. Fold one side of the paper, on the right side, let’s say, by pulling the upper corner to the center. You are going to have a triangle formed. But the triangle is continued into a rectangular shape. Now bring the whole side on the gift and make a fan out of the rectangular part left, beginning from the present to exterior.
Continue working with the other side. You can repeat the steps or you can try doing a different model. For example, you can transform the side into a triangle, by bringing both corners toward the middle. Is like making an airplane. Now, you can bring this triangle on the other side of the gift. Fold it again into another shape or you can make two fans, this time, from the upper parts of the triangle. Use duct tape to make them stick.
Add a flower on the part that you find is more appealing and add some ribbon or thread to make the leaves for the flower. And again, be creative.