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Learn how improvised gift wrapping can give your present that unique look.
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Kitty O’Neil: Sometimes when you wrap a gift its fun to use wrapping paper that’s not wrapping paper at all.
Jennifer O’Neil: Maybe you do not have any wrapping paper handy.
Kitty O’Neil: You got to think of something flat. Brainstorm a little bit. Maybe old newspapers, that would be good or an old cook book or like we did here we used an old map.
Jennifer O’Neil: It’s a great thing to do. All we did was cut a piece out of the old map, wrap it with kitchen twine and then make this cute little tag out of another piece of the map.
Kitty O’Neil: We’re going to show you how to do this right now.
Jennifer O’Neil: Not so really interesting when you take a good look at them.
Kitty O’Neil: To wrap with this one, we’re going to choose the center part with the colors. We’re going to center that on our package and that way these words will be wrapped around to the back of the gift.
Jennifer O’Neil: When you’re picking out your map, just keep in mind a little bit about your recipient.
Kitty O’Neil: You could choose a special area like maybe where a couple of maps, if you’re going to wrap an anniversary gift for them.
Jennifer O’Neil: Or maybe where your best friend went to college.
Kitty O’Neil: We’re going to show you how to wrap with the map and make a gift tag out of the extra map that’s up there worn.
Then this turned out great. We’ve wrapped it with the map. For a ribbon we’re using kitchen twine. I’m just going to tie little a bow and then to improvise a little tag, we’re going to use the left over pieces of map.
Jennifer O’Neil: So just look for an area of your map that maybe has a little more blank space on it so then you can write on the tag.
Kitty O’Neil: I’m just thinking what does a tag look like? And it’s pretty much a rectangle, and then the corners will cut off. Instant tag, wait, it needs a hole. And that we’re going to tie on also with kitchen twine to make our little tag tie. I love how our map wrap turned out. The front side was purple and then the back side was turquoise. I think those colors are great together. I don’t know about you but I have stacks and stacks of map and I can't wait to use them as gift wrap.
Jennifer O’Neil: This is a super clever idea so they get out there and start wrapping.
Kitty O’Neil: It’s really fun to use foreign language newspaper as gift wrap.
Jennifer O’Neil: And if you think you can't find any in your town, check out your local Chinese restaurant.
Kitty O’Neil: That’s what we did and we wrapped this package in Chinese newspaper and that gave us an idea to use a red ribbon and chopsticks plus we write a little fortune.
Jennifer O’Neil: Once you start improvising your gift wrap, your packages will be unforgettable.