I have always believe that it’s not about the gift but about the love you put into gift giving and a great part of that, for me, is the gift wrapping. You don’t have to spend a lot of money or time to wrap gifts in a special way making them really memorable. All you need is a little creativity, let your imagination run wild and have some fun with your gift wrapping.
I started of with a very festive and fun reindeer. All you need for this a roll of kraft paper, white printer paper, a pice of cardboard (I cut up a box), red and black card stock, a black marker, a pair of scissors, tape and glue.
First you warp your box in brown Kraft paper. Then cut the cardboard box to make the antlers and ears. Trace the eyes and mouth on the white card stock, then trace the nose and tongue on the red card stock, trace the eyebrows on the black card stock and cut. Use the marker and to add details to the eyes, mouth and ears. Glue the antlers on the top of the box and the ears on the sides. I used a glue gun. Then using a glue stick glue the eyes, nose, mouth and eyebrows on the front of the box. This came out super cute and I know that my kids will be so surprised by the wrapping.
My son loves robots and monster trucks so inspired by what he loves we created these two wrapping ideas. For the robot we used two boxes wrapped in different colors, since this is a Christmas present we chose red and green but this would also look great with other colors or with silver. For the eyes, antenna and the gear panel in the front we used white card stock and marker and for the hands and feet we used cardboard from an old box.
The monster truck themed gift wrap was the easiest. For this one we just wrapped the box in kraft paper, crumpled some additional kraft paper to make it look like a rugged, mountainous terrain and placed a little monster truck on it. I have to admit that the open front box for this toy was ideal for this.