Paper gift filler is an inexpensive and effective way to make a present presentable. Paperfiller is good because it does not require high costs for production and raw materials. Let’s look at how it happens and find out how to choose it or do it yourself.
Paperfiller according to its functional value can be divided into 2 types: decorative and protective. In varieties of the first type, manufacturers focus on color and texture. The second modifications are necessary to keep the present stationary. Thanks to them, gifts such as a bottle of cognac, a glass vase or a tea pair from an antique collection will not be broken.
Paper filler, in addition to giving the present a high status, solves several problems, it:
- corrects the position of the gift;
- simplifies the packing of the product inside the gift box;
- allows you to replace the foam fixation of the product;
- in the future it can be used as an element of decorating the interior of the room;
- protects the gift from the negative effects of temperature changes.
Nuances of choice
To choose the truly best option for gift wrapping, you need to consider a number of factors. For example, you need to build on the type of packaging itself. Paper shavings can be used to fill cardboard boxes, wicker baskets, and even clear bags. Shredded paper straw is perfectly combined with plastic and wood packaging.
Randomly cut paper tinsel resembles a pile of serpentine, it can be offset, color, and also designer. The desired option is chosen taking into account the packaging itself and the gift. For example, cut noodles made of corrugated paper or corrugated cardboard are more suitable for some products, in other cases, craft decorative filler is more appropriate.
When choosing a material for filling a gift, you need to pay attention to the width of the cut, density and color. You can combine color options with each other, choosing related shades of the same color. In addition, if desired, a contrasting combination of paper strips is also allod.
Expensive presents are preferably decorated with plain paper shavings.
It is also important to take into account such an aspect as breathability. For example, craft filler does an excellent job of exchanging air, and therefore can fill the space in a box with a gift product. In addition, kraft paper cutting is anti-allergic, tear-resistant, and fracture-resistant. It is also great for decorating large and heavy items.
Cut tissue paper can be used as a filler for gift boxes for clothes, shoes, cosmetics. It can decorate the presented vintage wine, handmade soap, as ll as items such as leather goods. These paper strips are lightight and come in a wide range of colors. In addition, a thing lined with such a straw may not be afraid of a blow.
Thin paper is good for sealing small size gift bags.
In order not to doubt the choice of color and type of paper, you can consider a few generally accepted recommendations.
- Strips of natural tones (white, pastel) made of paper with a non-uniform structure and a higher density are used to fill presents with the aim of emphasizing environmental friendliness.
- It is better to demonstrate the creativity of the presentation with the help of bright corrugated paper, for example, the color of lemon, greenery, scarlet rose.
- Fuchsia-colored paper strips are considered the best filler for perfumes and cosmetics (for example, expensive perfumes, handmade soaps).
- It is more expedient to decorate gifts of the VIP category with pastel-colored shavings made of high-density elastic paper.
- When you need to give a present to a newborn, the traditional color (blue for boys and pink for girls) becomes the decisive factor in choosing paper tinsel.
- It is better to pack a bottle, a tube or a bouquet using corrugated paper filler with a rough surface.
- Polysilk is convenient because it can be used to fill the voids of gifts of complex shapes, complementing the design with small decorative elements.
When you need to buy paper filler for gift wrapping, it is important to pay attention to the cutting width and density. These factors will determine the decorativeness of the material and the level of splendor. For example, the width of the cut chips can be 1.5, 2.5 and 3 mm. As for the density, the technical characteristics will depend on it: the higher it is, the less volume it will take.
The regular type has a density of 80 g/m2, craft paper, like papyrus, is slightly thicker. Their density index is from 15 to 17 g / m2. Designer cutting is the densest — its density value is 120 g / m2. To take to fill a box or other container, you need an option for reasons of practicality or decorativeness. For example, if you need to provide a reliable fastening, the density must be high.
The uniqueness of our own production of paper filler is the fact that the paper pieces can be given different shapes. It is traditionally possible to cut the paper into 3 mm wide strips using parchment paper. This width is enough, as wider stripes will look rough, visually ighing down the design of the gift.
Corrugated paper or craft sheets can be used as cutting material. Someone uses an ordinary newspaper or even decorative napkins as a filler. In order for the strips to be even, depending on the size of the original sheet, they act in two ways: they draw the sheet into strips 3 mm wide or create a template of the desired format, and then print the sheet and cut it into strips.
You can cut paper not only with ordinary scissors: beautiful paper ribbons are obtained when chips are created with scissors with a curly edge. Often, the finished chips are supplemented with foil or thin spiral rain. In addition, it can be supplemented with sisal or abaca filler, mesh for flor bouquets.
The cut with organza, which is laid on the base of the box, looks beautiful.
You can make a filler with a figured hole punch. Today, such items allow you to decorate any gift, simply by preparing a large number of identical figures. For example, it can be a variety of hearts, butterflies, flors, bears. The convenience of this manufacturing method is the fact that you do not need to cut out every detail, and this saves time. In addition, the quality of cutting will be quite high.
In order for the straw to look beautiful and uniform, for its manufacture you need to take paper, in which both sides are made in the same color. If you do not want to cut it with scissors, you can use a clerical knife and a metal ruler for making. In this case, markings are made, the paper is placed on the substrate and, after setting the ruler, they are drawn along the line with a knife, cutting the sheet into separate tapes.
For the manufacture of paper filler, you can buy sheets of A3 format. After cutting, it is necessary to slightly crush the resulting ribbons, after which they are placed on the bottom, and then the voids left after the gift is placed are filled.
How to apply?
The uniqueness of the do-it-yourself paper filler is the compatibility of straws and decor. For example, you can cut paper, slightly wrinkle it, fill in the voids in the box with it and decorate with bright elements obtained using a figured hole punch. For example, kraft paper straws, coupled with bright scarlet hearts or white openwork butterflies, will look beautiful.
If desired, you can decorate the gift with sets in bright packages. For example, they look very nice together with craft paper straws. The same straw can be supplemented with pine cones, which will create a special mood when making a New Year’s present.
For a loved one, you can make a filler with hearts scattered on craft or newsprint.
Whatever gift is inside the box, it will look beautiful and expensive with such a filler.
Decorative elements are best made from thicker paper or double-sided cardboard. Such a decor will not wrinkle, and therefore a gift with a filler will look aesthetically attractive. You can use thin coated cardboard, stamping beautiful figures out of it. It is better to take larger hole punches for such handmade: this way the decorative elements will look more beautiful. For example, depending on the variety, the size of the form can be from 2 to 4.5 cm.