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Art of Wrapping

Winter is a season of gift giving. Birthdays, Christmas and weddings all fall under the winter season. Because of this, one needs to know some unique ways to wrap presents and gifts. 

To start off, there is the typical way of wrapping. Pick a nice wrapping paper, wrap the gift and you are good to go. Wrapping can also be an art form as it allows you to be creative. This can be another way to express your feelings for your loved ones. There are many alternatives to wrapping, like eco-friendly wrapping. Use recycled cloth as gift bags. Dress it up simply by stitching cotton fabrics from napkins or scarves. You can use old sweaters to make goody bags that will keep your gift warm and cosy and give a fresh look.  There is no need to buy expensive gift bags when you can make your own in a matter of minutes. 

Decorate a plain shopping bag with strings, or even your favourite cartoon characters.  With some simple cutting, folding and colouring, you can turn your old grocery bags into decorative gift wraps. If you want a unique style of wrapping then try out the Japanese furoshiki style; grab your vintage scarf that you no longer wear and wrap your gift, this will save time and money. Your family's favourite cereal box can easily be turned into a whimsical gift box with the help of printable templates. 

To make a white paper wrapped gift shine in pile of other colours like red, purple, green and then look for aluminium foil paper to get your job done. You can decorate your gift with paper scraps that you can make into roses and or a dove. Express yourself with sophisticated printable chalkboard gift wraps that looks like it cost you an arm and a leg to make.

By Mehnaj Kabir
Photo: Shahrear Kabir Heemel
Wrapping done by Nushrat Naureen Wedding Decor

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