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Easy, Last-Minute Gift Wrapping Hack

Easy, Last-Minute Gift Wrapping Hack

It seems like this month has flown by and it's hard to believe that Christmas is only a few days away! If, like me you're traveling this holiday (Jason and I are headed down to Florida to be with my family) then you likely won't be able to wrap your gifts in advance.

So, whether you're worried about your presents making it through security or you like to leave your wrapping to Christmas Eve, I have a super simple (and chic!) wrapping hack to share. 

Materials

To begin, you will need gift boxes of any shape, size and color. This year I picked up some gorgeous boxes from Target (I also love these and these) but Michael's craft store also has some fantastic options.

Next, you will need ribbon that coordinates with your boxes - I love this and this also from Target but Michael's has hands down THE BEST ribbon selection so I recommend popping over there.

Finally, you will need a hot glue gun and tissue paper of your choice - I LOVE this one

Instructions

Now for the easy part - assembling it all. I've broken out the steps below for you and once you get the hang of it, you can whip these up in no time. 

  1. Cut your ribbon so that it wraps across your box, leaving enough overlap so that you can tuck it around the box edges

  2. Secure the ribbon with a thin line of hot glue

  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 in the other direction so that the two pieces of ribbon overlap

  4. Last but not least, create a small bow with your ribbon (this is a great round-up of different bow styles) and secure it in the center of your ribbon with a dot of hot glue

That's it! Not only is this hack super simple and quick, but the possibilities are endless. For example, last year I did this same thing with red boxes and plaid ribbon. If you give this hack a go, I'd love to see how it turns out so please feel free to tag me in pics on Instagram, DM me or even email me!

Until next time,

Audrey

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