Gift Wrapping Simplicity

Sometimes less really is more, especially when it comes to gift wrapping. The most humble materials can often be used to make gifts look as though they have been professionally wrapped. With just a few simple materials (one in particular), you can create a stunningly wrapped gift as well as get in touch with your creative side. If you are short of money or if you are just a simple is better type of person, these gift wrapping ideas are for you. These gift bags can either be purchased or you can use your grocery or shopping bags if they are made of brown paper and are still in relatively good condition. By reusing old bags as opposed to buying them, you can aid in the recycling process and take part in the prevention of pollution.

I am talking about, simple, and as before-mentioned, humble brown paper bags. At first glance they may look ugly and scrappy. They are in fact both versatile and durable, which is ultimately what you want in a gift wrap. Firstly, you need to pick a colour scheme. If you have too many colours, you might ruin the authentic, earthy feel of this product. Perhaps as a rule of thumb, do not use more than 2 additional colours. You can use stamps to decorate your gift. In the good old days, packages were wrapped in brown paper and stamped in order to be mailed. You can easily create this effect by using geographical scrapbooking stamps. Alternatively, this brown paper has a pretty decent blackboard effect and so you can get some stencils and create patterns or pictures on it with different coloured chalks. Also using stencils, you can decorate the paper with glitter, markets, metallic pens; the list is endless. Try to do something in terms of what the receiver of your gift would love.

Now that the paper itself is looking beautiful, it is time to decorate the gift itself. This can be done with bows, three-dimensional gift cards, ribbons. Lace wrapped around a brown paper gift is particularly stunning. You could also attach a small chocolate or sweet, anything really that matches your colour scheme. And just like that you can turn plain brown paper bags into beautiful gift wrappings at a cost. These might look so good that the recipient of your gift may even, in turn, reuse the paper. They could use it wrap gifts, or to scrapbook, or to cover school and work books. The possibilities are endless. Because this product is so durable, it can be used and reused for quite a while, especially if you keep doing it up and reinforcing it with decorations and embellishments. For more info about brown paper bags Melbourne, visit http://gispac.com.au/