Categories DIY projects Out and about HOW TO retail gift wrap Post author By Relevé Design Post date December 12, 2011 6 Comments on HOW TO retail gift wrap Wrapping irregular shaped gifts by pleating plastic bags This works great for odd shaped gifts.1. Cut open your plastic bag. Slit the bottom of the and one side.This will gives you one long sheet of plastic.2. Cut two long strips from the plastic bag for ribbon.3. Put the gift in the center of the plastic. Gather the plastic at the top.4. While holding the gathered plastic together, make pleats around the gift. Use the plastic ribbon to tie the top closed.5. Place a piece of copy paper on the top of the gift and lightly iron the the plastic (rayon or polyester setting).This will smooth out the plastic and make the pleats crisp. If your gift or it’s packaging is plastic, I recommend skipping the iron.Use a second ribbon to tie a bow. At the last minute I decide to use a strip of dark grey paper for ribbon instead for contrast. Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 Tags fused plastic, gift wrapping, ironing, plastic, plastic bag, tying ← HOW TO make six-pack pendant lights → Our day at The Nate Berkus Show Part II 6 replies on “HOW TO retail gift wrap” […] Wrap your gifts in an appealing, but unconventional way. […] You are amazing and creative! Thanks for always giving such great idea’s as well as very very easy instructions to follow! Keep up the great work..thanks again! Love all the gift wrap ideas, Bao! Who knew plastic and paper bags could be so beautiful 🙂 Congrats on the Nate show, too. You’ve inspired alot of people today! Can’t wait to give my spaghetti sauce jars a new life 🙂 Happy Holidays! Cory Vancouver, Canada Thanks for watching and thanks for the kind words, Cory! Plastic bags can look sophisticated too! It just takes a little tweaking to see it in a new light. I hope you get to try it out! Take pictures of your jars. I’d love to see what you do with them! Hey ur really amazing Bao I love this idea not only is it enviromentally friendly since ur recycling but its a $ saver n it looks like great fun. Try out wrapping gifts with magazine pages or newspapers 2! Great way to be creative will do for every occasion thanks! Thanks, Sarah. The way I see it we already paid for the “wrapping paper”. It’s just in a the form of a paper or plastic shopping bag, and requires just a few aesthetic tweaks. Using magazines and newspapers to wrap gifts are DEFINITELY A GREAT IDEA! While we are on the subject of literature…being the big nerd that I am, I have a lot of old comic books. You can use pages of comic books to wrap gifts as well. It would be cool for a child or the nerd in your life. Just make sure that it’s not a vintage comic book that’s worth a boatload of moolah, cause that would be some REALLY expensive wrapping paper! My other medium of choice is packing paper. It comes with your packages when you order stuff online, and it’s usually white, off-white, or brown. I have a couple rolls collected from my own packages. The neutral colors can make for some sophisticated wrapping. Pair another color with, and it really pops. Adding color also matches it to different occasions – brown paper with orange or black for Halloween, pastels with off-white paper for Easter, etc. Again, you’ve already paid for it, so you might as put it to use! Sarah, thanks for your wonderful suggestion. As you pointed out, there are so many budget friendly, eco-friendly gift wrapping options. There’s really no need to buy wrapping paper! Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.