Add some extra magic to your presents this year with our three fun wrapping video how-tos. From fresh foliage to a cute idea for kids and sophisticated ribbon, these gifts look almost too good to unwrap
For a simple yet super-stylish take on grown-up gifting, try this easy ribbon lattice to give a touch of glamour to plain wrapping paper.
Start with smart paper in cool shades of gold, black and cream and layer over strands of ribbons in tonal shades. Watch the full video for our step-by-step guide.
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This is a creative way to wrap multiple presents for kids that even manages to make the actual parcel look like a toy. Once you’ve perfected the technique, try mixing and matching the fabric of the scarf and the buttons to their favourite colours for a personalised finish.
Start with three boxes in varying sizes and fill them with hard-to-wrap gifts like soft toys, clothes or chocolates and remember to fix each wrapped box with double-sided tape so they stay securely attached when they’re grabbed come Christmas Day. Watch the full video for our step-by-step guide.
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to make them smile”
When you’ve got an extra-special present to give, make sure the wrapping does it justice by going for bold with classic tartan paper and an impressive foliage finish made by building the present its own mini wreath.
This is surprisingly simple to make: all you need is a little time and lots of pieces of foliage to twist around craft wire. You can make it with fake leaves if you want to wrap your presents earlier, or choose fresh sprigs like holly, sage and rosemary if you usually wrap on Christmas Eve – fresh herbs will give your present the added boost of natural fragrance. Watch the full video for our step-by-step guide.
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Photographer: Kev Hiscoe / Stylist: Amanda Bailey-Rook / Editor: Emma Sleight