The journals are the perfect place to plan out the holidays.
Color-Coded Wrapping Have a lot of gifts to give this year? Assign each family member a different color paper, and you won’t even need gift tags. This is a fun way for everyone to identify his or her presents.
Choose a Palette If you don’t have enough material to color-code, try choosing a palette to unify the gifts you wrap — then vary the materials; everything you give will have your signature for the season.
Wrap the Perfect Box The secret to a beautifully wrapped box? Not using too much paper, which causes bulky, sloppy folds. Before trimming, wrap the paper around the box — the ends should overlap just a couple of inches. When folded over the ends, the paper should extend a little more than halfway.
Make a Box Tower Make a bunch of boxes look elegant by stacking and tying them up in two giant ribbons.
Wrapping a Soft Item To wrap something soft, such as a sweater or scarf, without a box, cut a piece of cardboard to size and place the garment on top. The base will help you make clean corners and keep the paper from sagging or ripping.
Use Decorative Tape Forget ribbon, use washi tape.