I love wrapping presents, and I can get almost as jazzed about the outside of a pretty package as a I can about what’s on the inside, but I know not everyone wants to spend a precious Saturday in December trying to construct the perfect paper bow or wrapping yarn just so. There are trees to trim, there’s snow to play with, and there’s probably still shopping to be done. Sometimes fast is best, and this one will have you back out making snow angels in a jiffy.
This wrapping idea hardly needs an explanation: Grab a Sharpie marker (I’d definitely steer clear of any washable markers, or you might end up with smeary, smudgy presents), and get writing.
My default is usually Christmas song lyrics. Who wouldn’t love a happy round of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” while opening their gift Christmas morning? And if words don’t suit your fancy, you could doodle on some drawings instead. Hearts? Candy canes? Cute, sketchy reindeer? A steady hand and a Sharpie will get the job done.
What you need:
• Sharpie marker
• Red or white craft paper
• Fun twine or ribbon
How you do it:
Roll out a large piece of craft paper on a flat surface. Using your Sharpie marker, go to town covering that paper (Christmas song lyrics, jolly message, happy pictures, whatever you like!). Wrap your present with the Sharpie-fied paper, and add some ribbon or twine.