This Saturday, December 10th, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm the library will be offering a drop-in program where we will show you how to gift wrap presents with items you have around the house! But if you can’t wait, here are some ideas to get you started!
For the basics, try this YouTube video. Natalie offers a step-by-step demonstration of basic gift wrapping. Wait until the end where she has a demonstration on how to make a very pretty bow.
To design and print your own wrapping paper, try this site. Many different colors and styles are available and ready to print on your printer. Be aware that the design that you pick may use a lot of your ink. Another site for free gift wrap, this time already designed is this one. You will be using printer paper to wrap your gift so it is best for a smaller size. If you need paper for a larger gift you may want to download it to a store like Staples or Office Max and print it out poster size.
If sustainability is on your mind this holiday season, try gift wrapping the Japanese way with Furoshiki, using fabric to wrap gifts. The Japanese Ministry of the Environment has a page which shows 14 different methods to wrap gifts, making each more special than the last. The fabric is of course reusable, making this an environmentally friendly way to wrap presents.
If you are giving a gift that is travel-themed try wrapping your gift in a map! Country Living offers a way to wrap presents using string, a button and an old map.
For many, many other gift ideas try Pinterest! Thousands of ideas to get the creative juices going and inspire a multitude of ideas.
But, if all this doesn’t work, and you just can’t wrap this year, bring your presents to us! Our teen friends will be offering their gift wrapping services on December 17th from 2-4 pm.
Have a wonderful holiday season!