3 Easy Hipster Style Gift-Wrapping Ideas

Photography Charissa Leong | Christmas gift wrapping that’s too pretty to tear open!
Photography Charissa Leong | Christmas gift wrapping that’s too pretty to tear open!

Most people are obsessed with what’s in the box (Yes! That line from the movie Se7en!), but there’s something joyfully bewitching about the colours and patterns of a finely wrapped present!

It harks to a sense of impending excitement, and is the perfect way to showcase your carefully chosen gift in a creative fashion that exudes the ‘cool factor’. So check out these alternative ways to package all that Christmas cheer, and take the party-in-a-box to a whole new level!

Photography Charissa Leong | Definitely full of X’mas cheer and festive fun!
Photography Charissa Leong | Definitely full of X’mas cheer and festive fun!

Confetti Love

Materials

  • Light blue wrapping paper
  • Confetti
  • Coloured cardstock
  • Cello wrap
  • Glue
  • Sticky tape
  • Scissors

Method

  1. Cut your cardstock into any geometric shapes that you fancy.
  2. Wrap your box in light blue wrapping paper.
  3. Add glue to various spots on the box where you want some confetti and cardstock shapes to stay in place and stick them down.
  4. Next, wrap the box again in cello, taping the bottom first. Then, carefully slide in more of the confetti and geometric shapes under the cello wrap before sealing each side shut. The confetti will happily stay loose within the cello wrap.

Photography Charissa Leong | You can also cut out pictures from magazines to decorate your gift with!
Photography Charissa Leong | You can also cut out pictures from magazines to decorate your gift with!

Photography Charissa Leong | Confetti everywhere!
Photography Charissa Leong | Confetti everywhere!

Pom Pom Nation

Materials

  • White wrapping paper
  • Polka dot stickers
  • Colourful pom poms & tassels
  • Ribbon
  • Hand-lettered gift tag
  • Bakers twine
  • Needle & string
  • Sticky tape
  • Scissors

Method

  1. Wrap your present in white wrapping paper.
  2. Frivolously stick your polka dots all over the box. Tie with the bakers twine.
  3. Thread string through your pom poms, and then secure them to the twine with the string. Attach the ribbons and tassels to create your pom pom and tassel charm topper.
  4. Top it all off with a hand-lettered gift tag.

Photography Charissa Leong | Pasting each polka dot sticker on can be strangely therapeutic!
Photography Charissa Leong | Pasting each polka dot sticker on can be strangely therapeutic!

Photography Charissa Leong | Pom poms like little, coloured snowballs!
Photography Charissa Leong | Pom poms like little, coloured snowballs!

Washi Tape Twig

Materials

  • Kraft wrapping paper
  • Washi tape
  • Twig
  • Dry flora (e.g. dried lavender)
  • Brown jute string
  • Sticky tape
  • Scissors

Method

  1. Take a walk around your neighbourhood and forage for the prettiest twig you can find. You might even catch a few Pokemon!
  2. Clean the twig and stick washi tape to certain sections.
  3. Wrap your box in kraft paper, haphazardly (or in an organized manner) paste strips of washi tape all over.
  4. Tie your twig to the top of your gift, along with your dried florals, with jute string.

Photography Charissa Leong | Use a pair of sharp scissors to trim the twig to a desired shape
Photography Charissa Leong | Use a pair of sharp scissors to trim the twig to a desired shape

Photography Charissa Leong | Specially wrapped gifts full of merry cheer and colour!
Photography Charissa Leong | Specially wrapped gifts full of merry cheer and colour!

And there you have it! Some totally hipster ways to make your gift amuse and delight cherished friends and family before they even open the package!

Just remember to have fun and let your creativity run free. Getting your kids involved may not be such a bad idea ether.

Photography Charissa Leong | Each present is creatively unique and bursting with joy!
Photography Charissa Leong | Each present is creatively unique and bursting with joy!

Photography Charissa Leong | Let your creative juices flow by combining interesting craft elements from Typo, Daiso and Popular!
Photography Charissa Leong | Let your creative juices flow by combining interesting craft elements from Typo, Daiso and Popular!

Photography Charissa Leong | The gift that never stops giving includes a diy pom pom and tassel charm on top!
Photography Charissa Leong | The gift that never stops giving includes a diy pom pom and tassel charm on top!

Photography Charissa Leong | Ho ho ho! Santa’s coming!
Photography Charissa Leong | Ho ho ho! Make you own pom poms with The Better Toy Store‘s DIY Pom Pom makers.

Photography Charissa Leong | Explore Metro (The Centrepoint) for fantastic gift ideas like this vibrant sunshine yellow leather shoulder bag!
Photography Charissa Leong | Explore Metro (The Centrepoint & Causeway Point) for fantastic gift ideas like this vibrant sunshine yellow leather shoulder bag!

Photography Charissa Leong | Happy holidays and deck the halls with confetti!
Photography Charissa Leong | So why not make this a bonding session with your kids? 

Where To Get Your Crafting Tools

Explore Typo (Anchorpoint & Waterway Point), Daiso (Eastpoint MallWaterway Point), Times Bookstores (The Centrepoint & Waterway Point) and Popular (Causeway PointEastpoint Mall & Northpoint) for great decorative ideas and other rad gift wrapping materials like your bakers twine, washi tape, and even pom poms.

Need fantastic gift ideas? Check out great stores like Metro (The CentrepointCauseway Point), Precious Thots (Causeway Point), Artbox (Causeway Point), Mi-O-Gifts (YewTee Point),   Mini Toons (Causeway Point), The Better Toy Store (The Centrepoint), Noel Gifts (The Centrepoint), Toysland (Waterway Point) and even Toys ‘R’ Us Express (The Centrepoint).

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