Gift wrap­ping

Packaging for New Year's gifts: original ideas

New Year is a mag­i­cal hol­i­day in which peo­ple not only expect mir­a­cles, but also exchange gifts with dear and close peo­ple. And, of course, one of the main attrib­ut­es of gifts are bright and orig­i­nal pack­ag­ing.

Why do you need wrapping paper?

Any per­son will be pleased to receive a present that is beau­ti­ful­ly pack­aged, and not hasti­ly wrapped in a plas­tic bag. This sug­gests that the giv­er took the time to make the gift look inter­est­ing and beau­ti­ful, and not just ran to the near­est store an hour before the meet­ing. Wrap­ping paper can help out in a sit­u­a­tion where the gift hid­den in it is not very expen­sive or does not look fes­tive in itself. Thanks to the pack­ag­ing, the impres­sion of the pre­sen­ta­tion will be much more vivid, and the sou­venir itself will imme­di­ate­ly look more pre­sentable.

Christ­mas gift wrap­ping cre­ates an imme­di­ate feel­ing of cel­e­bra­tion. It will be more pleas­ant and inter­est­ing for any per­son to untie a bow on a box or open a bag in order to final­ly see his present than to receive it imme­di­ate­ly in his hands. Thus, the effect of sur­prise and joy­ful antic­i­pa­tion is cre­at­ed.

Not only chil­dren, but also adults like to open gifts them­selves. With the help of a New Year’s wrap­per, you can dis­tin­guish your own gift from many oth­ers, make it more orig­i­nal and demon­strate a per­son­al atti­tude towards the per­son to whom the present is intend­ed.

If you approach the design cre­ative­ly, then the gift will be remem­bered by a loved one for many years.

Choosing a material

Depend­ing on whether the gift is large or small, whether it is for chil­dren or adults, There are sev­er­al pack­ag­ing options.

  • Tin. Such mate­r­i­al would be appro­pri­ate for stor­ing sets and oth­er edi­ble gifts, includ­ing even home­made cakes. In addi­tion, you can put tea, cof­fee and spices in a New Year’s tin box with­out fear that the mate­r­i­al will smell or get t. Shops offer tin pack­ages in the form of chests, cas­kets, suit­cas­es, balls, Christ­mas fig­urines. This gift design looks expen­sive and spec­tac­u­lar.
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  • Tex­tile. Fab­ric pack­ag­ing looks at least orig­i­nal and inter­est­ing. In addi­tion, it is safe, so you can put gifts for small chil­dren in it. The stores have the fol­low­ing types of tex­tile pack­ag­ing: bacweacks, bags, Christ­mas socks, bags. And the toy-pack­ing is the best for chil­dren’s gifts. The fab­ric design option is uni­ver­sal and suit­able for both small and large pre­sen­ta­tions.
  • Card­board. A fair­ly com­mon pack­ag­ing option due to the low price. This includes var­i­ous gift bags, box­es, fig­urines in the form of Christ­mas trees or snow­men, chests. You can put almost any gift in a gift card­board bag, except for espe­cial­ly heavy or frag­ile items.

Choose a style

Shops for the New Year are full of an abun­dance of var­i­ous gift pack­ages. In order not to get con­fused in this bril­liant vari­ety, it is worth high­light­ing sev­er­al styles of gift paper.

  • Clas­si­cal. This option is uni­ver­sal, even home­made. This design style sug­gests the pres­ence of red and green col­ors, sym­bol­ic for this hol­i­day. A silk bow with bells or even toys is used as dec­o­ra­tions. In this case, the paper itself should be plain, striped or check­ered.

This style assumes the absence of foil.

  • Lux­u­ri­ous. This style just allows for shiny pack­ag­ing, felt paper with satin rib­bons or beads. It is bet­ter to use a gold or sil­ver shade of paper. As for the rib­bons, they can be safe­ly com­bined and com­bined in sev­er­al col­ors in one gift. The main thing is not to over­do it.
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  • Glam­orous. This design will appeal to the female sex more. The pack­ag­ing sug­gests pas­tel col­ors, foil, beads and even a vari­ety of shiny fig­ures. This style looks unpre­ten­tious and some­what play­ful.

  • Nat­ur­al. Gifts are wrapped in plain, non-glossy paper, instead of a bow, the pack­age is tied with a spe­cial dec­o­ra­tive rope, and all this is dec­o­rat­ed with nat­ur­al ele­ments — for exam­ple, cones or branch­es of berries.

  • Win­ter. The wrap­per must be in white and blue, and it is dec­o­rat­ed with snowflakes, snow­men, Christ­mas trees — every­thing that is asso­ci­at­ed with win­ter and the New Year. You can cut paper deer fig­urines or make snowflakes from beads. It all depends on imag­i­na­tion and cre­ativ­i­ty.

  • Vin­tage. This style is very per­son­al, so it is appro­pri­ate for dec­o­rat­ing gifts for fam­i­ly mem­bers or close friends. News­pa­pers, old wall­pa­pers, lace, fab­rics will fit for pack­ag­ing. This is where the abil­i­ty to sew, knit, draw comes in handy — in oth­er words, the pack­ag­ing should be tru­ly hand­made, resem­ble a retro style and turn out to be orig­i­nal.

  • Fab­ric. Who said hol­i­day wrap­ping has to be made of paper? You can approach the design of the pre­sen­ta­tion from a dif­fer­ent angle and use tex­tile prod­ucts. For exam­ple, wrap a gift in silk or flan­nel fab­ric, while the rib­bons and bows should also be made of fab­ric.

The addi­tion of var­i­ous toys or eco-ele­ments is also lcome. Such soft pack­ag­ing will sure­ly sur­prise and delight its own­er.

How to make a gift bag?

If shop­ping bags and box­es do not inspire, then you can do scrap­book­ing and make a gift bag. In this way, on New Year’s Eve, you will be able to present a present like a real San­ta Claus. This bag is per­fect for set gifts. For man­u­fac­tur­ing, you must have a sewing machine, jute thread, ruler, thread, pins, chalk, scis­sors, cot­ton fab­ric, nee­dles and coarse cal­i­co.

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Step-by-step instruc­tions for mak­ing a tex­tile bag look like this.

  • First you need to decide on the size. For exam­ple, in order for the bag to turn out to be 24 x 23 cen­time­ters, it is nec­es­sary that the cut fab­ric be of the fol­low­ing para­me­ters: width — 26 cen­time­ters, height — 57 cen­time­ters.
  • The fab­ric must be fold­ed in half, while the front part should be inside. From the sides you need to pin on a pin.
  • Then, using a sewing machine, a wide over­lock stitch is made, and the seam is ironed.
  • The thread in the final should be fixed in the form of a knot.
  • After that, you need to bend a piece of fab­ric inside out, iron it ll, this is done to process the upper cut.
  • Then the fab­ric needs to be bent by about 4.5 cen­time­ters and again use the iron.
  • The edges must be fixed with pins and stitched with a sewing machine.
  • Anoth­er par­al­lel to the orig­i­nal line is need­ed. The dis­tance beten them can be any.
  • Then the bag is turned inside out, the cor­ners are aligned.
  • A jute thread is thread­ed with a nee­dle, and a bow is tied at the end.

So that the pack­ag­ing does not look bor­ing, you can add dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments here, for exam­ple, dec­o­rate the bag with beads, rhine­stones, appli­ca­tions with snow­men, deer or snowflakes. It remains only to put a gift there!

Regard­less of whether gift wrap­ping is bought in a store or hand­made, in any case it will be a great addi­tion to any sur­prise and will give a fes­tive mood to loved ones.

See below for some more gift wrap­ping ideas.