Four ways to pretty up your presents
These shockingly simple wrapping tricks will make it look like you put in a whole lot of effort!
1. The wine bottle trick
Wine can be impossible to wrap! Have some fun with it by inserting a bottle of bubbly or wine into a (new) long sock. Neatly fold over the open end and use the other sock to tie a bow. Two gifts in one!
2. Personalised wrapping paper
Draw large initials onto newspaper, then carefully cut out the letters. Stick onto presents to create fun labels.
3. Double wrap
Use white boxes for your gifts, then add a layer of monochrome patterned gift-wrapping, brown paper and ribbons to seal the present. Cut out stars and trees from scrapbook paper to make cards.
4. Wrap it in another gift
Take inspiration from the Japanese art of furoshiki and enclose your present in a scarf instead of store-bought paper. It’s something a bit different, and the recipient gets the bonus of a double present.
All tricks and images courtesy of Fresh Living.