How to wrap birthday presents? | 3 easy DIY ideas

It seems all of my friends have their birthday in August, so lately, my room has looked more like Santa’s workshop than a place dedicated to sleep and relaxation (and eating pizza in bed).

I love a well-wrapped present; it makes me almost as happy as the present itself, so I’ve spent a lot of time playing with ribbons and boxes, and searching on Pinterest for creative ideas to wrap mine.

Here are some of my current favourites.

Idea #1: Sassy card + Ribbon bowHow to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + WhiskyMy love for pretty stationary is no secret and this might well be my new favourite way of wrapping presents. How to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + WhiskyAlso, before we begin, can we take a second to appreciate how great this card is? #BestBirthdayPlanEverHow to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + WhiskyYou’ll need: a box (I got this one from Paperchase), a card (this brilliant little number comes from Oliver Bonas), ribbon (about 2-2.5m), some clear cellotape, scissors and a lighter. How to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + Whisky1. Place your card on the box and secure with some clear cellotape.How to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + WhiskyHow to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + Whisky2. Cut the ends of your ribbon at an angle and burn them slightly with the lighter to prevent unravelling.
How to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + Whisky3. Wrap the ribbon around the box and finish by tying a bow in one of the corners. How to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + WhiskyIt took me a while to figure out how to place the ribbon to get the desired effect… Here’s a picture of the back of the box that should save you some time! 😜

Idea #2: Birthday candles and bowHow to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + WhiskyBirthday candles are a birthday celebration must-have… So why not put them on the presents as well? 
How to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + WhiskyYou’ll need: A box, some birthday candles (I got those letter ones from Paperchase but I reckon regular candles would look cute too!), some ribbon (the one I used came with the box!) and some clear cellotape.How to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + Whisky1. Place your candles on the box.How to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + Whisky2. Secure with cellotape.How to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + Whisky3. Add your ribbon on top of the tape.

Idea #3: Ribbon + Origami bow
How to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + WhiskyThis one will require a tiny bit more patience as you’ll need to fold an origami bow, but it’s definitely worth the effort as it’ll give your present a look of simple sophitication your girlfriends will love. How to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + WhiskyYou’ll need: a box, ribbon (about 2m), 1 sheet of origami paper, double-sided tape, scissors and a lighter.How to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + Whisky1. Cut the ends of your ribbon at an angle and burn them slightly with the lighter to prevent unravelling.
How to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + Whisky2. Fold an origami bow according to the instructions provided hereHow to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + Whisky3. Wrap the box with the ribbon. How to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + WhiskyHow to wraop birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + Whisky4. Secure the origami bow with a bit of double-sided tape.

Do you like to wrap presents or is it one of your Nemesis and you’d rather have it done by someone else?

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How to wrap birthday presents? | 3 easy DIY ideas

4 thoughts on “How to wrap birthday presents? | 3 easy DIY ideas

  1. I’m so bad at wrapping gifts haha. One of my friends is even worse! She wrapped gifts in aluminium foil more than once haha.

    The first idea looks so pretty and I love that bow from idea 3.

    xx Izzy

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    1. My mum HATES wrapping presents so I’m quite literally one of Santa’s Little Helpers for Christmas! 😜
      And maybe I should consider opening a wrapping station and you and your friend could bring my your gift to wrap then!
      Sandra x

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    1. I love it too! So much so that I usually organise a wrapping party with one of my best friends every year… Ribbons, boxes, a good movie and a few glasses of wine… aaaaah, I can’t wait for Christmas already!
      Sandra x

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