Sunday, December 14, 2008

Georgie Love's Ultimate Guide to Gift Wrapping

Can I tell you a secret? I wrap stuff every day for Georgie Love. All packages come gift wrapped in some form or another (I change it and mix it up according to materials and inspiration). I like playing with colour and thinking of nice ways to wrap stuff, because to begin with, I was not very good. I am certainly not spectacularly great, but I am ok, if not a little lazy. I have a lot to do, so I genuinely have it down pat - quick, easy, not too elaborate. I like it when stuff I order is gift wrapped, so I do it for Georgie Love.


If people have special request - I happily oblige, gift cards, notes, Christmas wrapping. If you want it done in a certain way, you only need ask. (Christmas Paper this year courtesy of BEC - thank you Bec!)

Here's the secret part - it's Christmas and I am now officially SO OVER wrapping, so I really don't want to (can't be bothered) wrap presents for our family and friends. I have done TONS already and I think I should be exempt. I have never been a joyful wrapper and I have been looking at folkses blogs who love wrapping and get real joy out of it. A few years ago, I devised an INGENIOUS plan on how to wrap presents for the family. Note: this plan will only work if you have either a) pets or b) very small children. I am now going to share this hot tip with you.

I tell people that Georgie wraps their presents. It's incredibly lazy, quick and sort of cute (sort of). And this is how I do it.


1. Get all your supplies together before you begin. Pick your paper. You can choose either fancy Christmas paper, or newspaper, brown paper etc.


2. Place your present in the centre of the paper, as demonstrated


3. Pretend you were either born without fingers or any manual dexterity and in a haphazard fashion SCRUNCH (this is a very important technique to master) the paper around the gift.


4. Using your tape (or if advanced/confident, you could use string, wool or thread as well, but the technique remains the same) secure the paper to the object by wrapping around and around the gift in a sloppy zig-zag fashion.


5. The end result should look something like this.


6. To really "jazz" up your gift, add ribbons, bows, glitter, stickers, whatever you have handy. The more the better. And if your items clash or are the wrong season - fantastic. Your gift is now ready.


7. For the final touch, write a thoughful handwritten note to attach to your present.


8. Final result. Simple. Effective. Memorable. There will be nothing else like this under the tree.

When giving the gift, make sure (this is essential) that you make a big deal about how Georgie (insert your pet or young child's name here) went to the shop and chose the gift especially for them and wrapped it ALL BY THEMSELVES. AREN'T THEY CLEVER!

Please note that this skilled wrapping technique can be applied to Birthdays and anytime gifts as well, it's not just limited to Christmas.

17 comments:

CurlyPops said...

Aha that's an ingenious idea... I must admit that I'm really not a wrapping fan either!
I'm going to start blaming the cat.

Christie said...

fantastic!

Bec said...

i think if i received a present so thoughtfully wrapped by georgie, i would be delighted!!
wow - what lovely wrapping ;-P
kisses for ruby and george - xx

Tinniegirl said...

I LOVE IT!!!! I want gifts wrapped by fur children.

Ruby-Jo said...

That's hilarious!

Beth said...

Ahahaha classic! Love it! I may just try that. I hate wrapping. It's so overrated.

nineteen toes said...

Hehehe! I can hear myself saying "Flynn the cat wrapped it all by himself - despite his missing thumb!"...

A GeorgieLove Customer said...

Absolutely Brilliant.

Hahaha...

Sophie Appleby said...

I've just found your blog and absolutely fabulous Georgie Love website and it has made my day! I'm so excited to find your wonderful site with such fab Aussies on it! Your gift wrapping guide is just wonderful! Lovely to 'meet' you. A fellow Aussie and creator.. Sophie :)

mellimoomoo said...

That's the best guide to wrapping presents I think I've seen!

Shannon said...

Love it! Love it! Love it! I might have to get a cat or perhaps a pet rabbit so that I can use that technique.

potty mouth mama said...

So darn cool I almost have an icecream headache. PERFECT!

Jules Knoblock said...

oh my god that was SOOO funny! I was laughing out aloud through the whole post! hahahahahahaaaaa!!!!

I needed a laugh after an intense baby crying day, thank you! xx

lizzyl said...

this post cracked me up!!! i am going to keep this in mind for later--i'm sure it will come in handy as i haven't even started my wrapping yet!

Daisy said...

That was hilarious! Loved the pics too.

erin said...

i wish i'd seen this before i sent out all those christmas packages. i could've even used wads of cat fur as the "ribbon"!

you're the smartest :)

Charissa - The Gifted Blog said...

I found your post months ago and am so glad I remembered it. I write a blog about gift wrapping (www.thegiftedblog.com), and this is making me feel wayyy more relaxed about my own Christmas gift wrapping endeavors this year.

I'll link to this next week and look forward to sharing it w/ my readers.

Thanks for sharing!
Charissa