Friday, 31 August 2012

Wrapping Presents For A Guy

Just a quick post today - I thought I'd show you how I wrapped my brothers Birthday present. It was his Birthday last week, but as him and his girlfriend have come down today I thought I'd save it for him to open when he visits. This is just a really simple idea that can be done with stuff you may have around the house, or you can pick up pretty cheaply from DIY's and charity shops.


So this is roughly what you need, obviously you can adapt things, or take bits away.. but this is what I've used - 

A long piece of twine - Any good DIY
Scissors 
Tape
Large labels - Bailey's Home store 
Map - Charity shop
Stamps - Bailey's Home store


I took the map and opened it out, you want to cut the front cover off.. don't worry if it's not neat, it's very easy to cover up dodgy cutting. Lay the gift on the map, and use it as you would wrapping paper. The creases in the paper help if your wrapping something quite square or with edges, you can get really neat folds. I then took a good length of twine and tied it around the gift, fastening it with a simple knot. 


So here's the final product, I've layered two presents on each other, but you can work it how you like and feel will work best for your gifts. To finish it off I've added a large label - you could use small labels, or make one yourself out of card board, an old gift tag, or even a post card. I stamped onto the label using my go to stamps, it just adds a personal touch or a nice little message. Looking back on these pictures, I wish I stuck a postage stamp on the label, think it would've looked quite cute, sticking with the maps and travel theme. 


There you have it, a quick, easy and affordable way of wrapping a gift for the men in our lives. Have you got any fun wrapping ideas? 

xxx

42 comments:

  1. It's a really good one! So fun!

    http://mesmemosphotoblog.blogspot.com/

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  2. okay, this is so incredible!! i love the simple wrapping. so fun!
    xo TJ

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    1. I really like how it turned out too, thanks :) x

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  3. that is such a good idea!

    you have such a lovely blog too :)

    from helen at www.thelovecatsinc.com

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  4. I love the idea of using maps as wrapping paper, I love the idea of using maps for anything really! I simply love maps!

    And I have to say I really enjoyed reading your blog! Trust me, I'll be back! Have a lovely weekend //Niina

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  5. This is beautiful :) I love wrapping and packaging ideas - lovely wrapping!! Can't go wrong with a bit of twine either :) x

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  6. That's so cool! I'm so boring when i wrap presents.. its literally just tesco wrapping paper, and a really terrible wrapping technique that requires far too much tape lol xx

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  7. nicely wrapped..I'm a sucker for wrapping...most guys have a thing for maps so great idea. I always save boxes and re-use them for gifts, brown paper is good to fall back on and I usually have ribbon in which is always better from a haberdashery type shop :)

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  8. Usually I just wrap presents with postal paper and tie it with twine, but this is fantastic! I've never thought of using maps and wrapping paper, and I'm in love! Thanks for the tip :)

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  9. Great idea!! It's super cute and saves paper!

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    1. You can pick maps up for pennies in charity shops, super cheap x

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  10. Lovely idea Harri- I'm new to your blog but I think it's wonderful!
    I like to use brown paper and also add buttons and charms onto the string for a bit of colour and detail!

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    1. Thanks Arobella, your ideas are awesome :) x

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  11. What a wonderful idea! I tend to use brown paper and brighten it up with a ribbon which I pick up from a haberdashery for a reasonable price xx

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  12. Thats such good ideas!

    Followed you, would love one back

    Thank you

    meganbratt.blogspot.co.uk

    Megan oxo

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    1. Thanks Megan, sure I can check your blog out :) x

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  13. Harri this is a wonderful idea good on you for coming up with it, so cheap but very creative. I am sure he will love his present. Thanks for your lovely comment over at my blog you always put a smile on my face. Happy Sunday :) x

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  14. I love this idea, I think I’ll try it in the future.:)

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  15. such a sweet idea, and the kinda presents i would like to receive. this is what boys want!

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  16. This is beyond cool!!! Seriously what a fab idea, my bloke would love this I think I may do something like this for Christmas for people. Inspiring x

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  17. This is such a good idea, im such a wrapping geek, my boyfriend would love this. i also love your top in your abve post xxx

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    1. Thank you, it's from All Saints, it's in stores now :) x

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  18. So clever, absolutely love it! I'm off to uni to study fashion promotion soon, any advice?? Love the blog, I'm following now!x

    http://f-fashionology.blogspot.co.uk/

    Fabby xo

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    1. Awesome, where are you studying? It's a lot of work and very broad, just work hard, push yourself and have fun with it, it's a brilliant subject to be studying :) x

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  19. I love maps, this is such a great idea!

    boredlinebasic.blogspot.com

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  20. Really awesome idea!! Definitely going to have a go at this for my brothers bday next month!
    X

    apreciarvintage.blogspot.co.uk

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