In my family, I am notorious for my sloppy present wrapping. My thoughts? It’s just going to be ripped up and thrown away later, and if it’s round then the recipient should understand what a pain it was to wrap it. While the not-so-tidy paper corners may still make my dad cringe, I’m hoping that my gift toppers will distract him.
I prefer to wrap Christmas presents with newspaper for several reasons:
1. It looks cool
2. It’s eco-friendly
3. It’s free (depending on which newspaper you use)
4. The paper is already cut into reasonably sized squares
The downsides of using newspaper:
1. Sometimes there are awkward headlines (Last Christmas, I had to scrap all the front pages because I didn’t think “Sodomy reported on campus” was appropriate for my young cousin’s gift wrapping)
2. Ink can rub off on your hands and gifts (Don’t use it as tissue paper to wrap a white sweater)
3. May be awkward when wrapping very large gifts
Here are the basic instructions for making the bow you see on the tallest present.
I used four loops and tucked them inside of each other to create a sphere. Put a longish piece of tape on the bottom to keep them from shifting around.