DIY Holiday Gift Wrap
When it comes to holiday shopping, you like to try and do as much of it online as possible. And why not? You don’t have to fight the crowds or find a parking spot, and you can enjoy a nice glass of wine while you shop. This year, you found the perfect spa gift certificate online and printed it off at home. Except now you’re faced with an unexpected problem: how do you wrap it? Afterall, a thoughtful gift like this one deserves gift wrap with a personal touch. We’ve got you covered! Read on for easy DIY gift wrap ideas to add that special something.
Prepare Your Gift Certificate
Let’s first acknowledge that your printed gift certificate isn’t the easiest thing to work with, since paper is thin and flimsy. We recommend prepping your certificate before you get to wrapping. To make it sturdier and less likely to wrinkle or rip, simply adhere the paper to a backing of some sort. A plain piece of brown cardboard or poster board should do the trick. Frame the certificate in the middle, so that the edges of your backing create a border around the paper. Now you’re ready to wrap!
Paper bag, but make it festive
Perhaps one of the simplest options is to put your certificate in a small gift bag. For a personal touch, try jazzing up a plain brown paper bag with some personalized art! If you’re feeling confident, you can try your hand at painting your loved one’s name on the bag along with a simple design – think bows, wreaths, holly, or snowflakes. If drawing isn’t your strong suit, simply take a fresh pencil and dip the eraser into some paint, dotting it randomly over the bag for a cute polka dot effect. If you use white paint, you’ll get a look that’s reminiscent of snowflakes!
Wrapping paper, but make it charming
For a romantic look, take pages from an old book and use them in place of wrapping paper. If you don’t have any books on hand that you’re willing to take pages from, a trip to your local thrift store should provide you with several options. Depending on the size of your book, be sure to adhere enough pages together to create a sheet large enough to wrap your certificate. Then all you have to do is wrap as you would any other gift! A piece of twine wrapped around the final product adds the perfect finishing touch.
Holiday card, but make it personal
Perhaps the most common way to wrap a gift certificate is to tuck it into a card. Take this idea to the next level with a handmade card! Your local craft store should have lots of stationery for you to choose from. From there, you can design and decorate it as you see fit. If you’re feeling unsure about drawing freehand on the card, there are lots of great stencils you can find online to make something that looks beautiful without the stress. Don’t forget to take the opportunity to write a meaningful message to your loved one inside!