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?

How to wrap birthday presents? | 3 easy DIY ideas