Gift Wrapping Ideas For The Holidays
This weekend I picked up a few Disney Princess gifts to go under the tree for Bubbles. They’re going to be really fun to play with but the boxes they come in are a bit oddly-shaped which can make it a challenge to wrap them. Additionally as this is really the first Christmas that Bubbles has shown any interest in the holiday festivities I wanted to make the presentation of them as fun for her as possible. As they are Disney gifts I thought it was appropriate to add a little Disney magic!
One of my favorite Disney experiences is the Beauty and the Beast stage show. I love how the curtains draw back on the stage and the excitement begins. That inspired me to create my own “reveal” packaging for the Fisher-Price Disney Princess Songs Palace.
I used two separate pieces of wrapping paper and draped them over the Palace box to create “curtains”. I taped everything down on the sides and back but left the front open. I then used wide ribbon to create the “ties”. On Christmas morning, we’ll pull the ribbon through the slits I made and the wrapping paper will draw back – just like my memory of the Beauty and the Beast stage show.
For the Transforming Pumpkin Carriage I thought about the Cinderella movie. The Fairy Godmother comes and uses her magic and fairy dust to turn the pumpkin into Cinderella’s beautiful carriage. I thought it would be fun for there to be a little fairy dust involved in the opening of the gift.
I filled a plastic baggie (the kind that has no closure) with large glitter. I taped the filled plastic baggie to the inside of the flaps on one end of the box. Then I slid the gift in and taped the other end, then wrapped the box. When the flaps are pulled open, the bag will tear and the “fairy dust” will be sprinkled over the inner box and the carriage will magically appear! I also tried to create Cinderella’s up-do as the top of the package by gathering the wrapping paper, tying it with ribbon, and adding curls. It looked pretty awesome at first but fell a bit after that. It still is pretty cool, though, I think!
Disney and Disney Princess items are pretty magical on their own, but we can’t wait to provide a little extra magic for Bubbles on Christmas this year! If you’d like to stay up on all the current Disney magic, be sure to follow them on Twitter and the Play N Explore site.
Do you have any wrapping ideas that you love that you’d like to share?
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