Christmas, my favourite time of year! I love buying presents, wrapping presents and dishing them out to family and friends! The most joy for me comes from wrapping, and this year I’ve been lucky enough to gather some of the best ideas from my friends and colleagues. At work this year I decided to put together a Christmas newsletter asking some of the lovely, talented people in our organisation to donate their ideas and traditions for the perfect Christmas!
My favourite was an idea of a lovely colleague Sarah ‘brown paper packages tied up with string’ (oh I’m a sucker for Julie Andrews!), here’s some ideas for you and me both on how to wrap your presents in a unique and inspiring manor.
I’ve wrapped my presents in brown paper for a few years now, adding homemade tags and bows to jazz up the look. To enhance further Sarah added white paper doilies and print outs of winter scenes collected from Google Images or Pinterest.
I love the contrast of the rural, rustic paper against the delicate lace paper doilies. Try adding cellophane patterned wrap to add that extra bit of personality to your parcels!
You can make all your presents look a bit different with the doilies and pictures and finish them off with a bit of string or pretty ribbon.
So, you two can make this simplistic yet effective array of parcels at little cost, below I’ve outlined the materials you will need to recreate and places of purchase:
Brown Paper, Doily Hearts, Brown Gift Tags, Florist Twine, Ribbons, Glitter, Christmas Winter Scenes printed from Internet or Pinterest, Cello tape, Pritt Stick
Purchase from Home Bargains, The Range & Hobby Craft