I hope everyone’s Christmas shopping is going well. I just have a couple of gifts left to pick up now although I know what they are so i’m feeling very organised for a change! After all the buying it all needs wrapping though. Last year I was still wrapping on Christmas Eve and considering I normally love wrapping and making pretty bows etc… the last presents were literally just plain paper and tape and bundled into gift bags to save on tag writing! This year I promised to be more organised so using some of our fabulous twines, tags and paper hopefully the below examples will provide some inspiration and a little bit more fun for what can otherwise be a laborious task.
I love it. So simple and effective I’ve used our red and white twine simply tied round brown paper and also created a twine pom pom via this blog post by Jane Means http://janemeansblog.com/making-a-pom-pom-with-bakers-twine/ something a bit different for those recipients you know will appreciate the extra effort!
This amazing tape is a little like masking tape and can be peeled off and repositioned (paper type depending) it has so many uses but I’ve used a combination of the three in our Christmas set to make some bunting for the front of some presents by placing it over some string and snipping the ends in an inverted V as well as adding a Merry Christmas banner to hold on one of our Jolly Holly vintage style gift tags in place
There are so many fantastic craft uses for paper doilies I’ve used our red & white spotty doilies to jazz up brown craft paper bags and easy way to combine small gifts or to wrap more difficult shapes the cheats way! I simply cut one of the doilies in half and then shaped it around the edge of the bag and affixed it to the inside with a little clear sticky tape. I punched a hole through the bag so it can be tied closed with a little of the red & white twine to ensure no peeking before Christmas day!
You can also wrap a gift in brown paper and then add one of the doilies with double-sided sticky tape
Very on trend and while there is still a couple of weeks to go impress recipients with a handmade pom pom as an alternative to a bow – I used the same Jane Means Tutorial but with white wool and a serving fork for a larger pom pom and wrapped it around our red and white spotty wrap and added one of our Knitted Noel mitten gift tags
On trend right now and there are lots of tutorials on the internet here’s my attempt at an origami wreath using a combinaton of each sheet of red and white spotty wrap – I’ve pinned the tutorial I used to our Pinterest board below and you can also find it here: http://www.homemade-gifts-made-easy.com/homemade-christmas-decorations.html
To offer some further inspiration we’ve created a Pinterest board to give you some more inspiration to make your presents stand out this Christmas: http://www.pinterest.com/allthingsnice/christmas-gift-wrapping-inspiration/
We’re also giving the chance for one lucky reader to win some of the lovely items in the above post which includes
- A pack of twine
- A pack of Knitted Noel Range Ribbons
- A pack of Jolly Holly vintage style gift tags
- A pack of Knitted Noel range mitten gift tags
- A pack of red & white spotty wrap
- A pack of red & white spotty doilies
All you have to do is to leave a comment below on this post before midnight this Wednesday 11th December (there may be a slight delay in publishing comments as we need to approve them to prevent spam but all comments received for us to approve before Midnight 11th December will be included). This competition is only open to UK residents and only one entry per person.
Good luck with the competition and completing that Christmas shopping