i first started this as a joke, but have realized that there are several advantages to “markus style” gift wrapping:
rumple a piece of wrapping paper, making sure it gets lots of irregular foldings and wrinkles.
find a way to cover your entire gift, try to keep the ends slightly overlapping on the upside.
use two or three small pieces of sticky tape to fasten the corners of paper together.
doing it this way, you can
- save time
- recycle (reuse old wrapping paper, nobody’s going to notice)
- save on sticky tape (just fasten the corners, everything else should stay in place)
- say “i did it myself!” proudly when handing it over, and most people should get the joke.
something else that goes very well with these gifts: self-made toddler-style invitation cards (use the hand you don’t usually use for writing, hold pens making a fist, insert silly spelling mistakes).