Christmas Wrapping

So, it’s been a fair while since I updated my blog, having started my new job at a social media agency in Manchester! But I’m back now and hope to keep on top of things a little more.

Having taken some inspiration from Pinterest, this year I decided to take wrapping into my own hands. There was so much to choose from, but I decided to go for a ‘natural’ look, incorporating raw materials and plant elements. I decided to use a base of brown paper and then visited a collection of shops to source all my DIY decorations, as shown below!

wool and red string
Red Twine – https://www.wilko.com/wilko-5-pack-luxury-christmas-gift-tags/p/0400539         String – https://www.wilko.com/wilko-2-pack-country-christmas-jute-string/p/0401498
small silver bells
Silver Christmas Bells – Pound Shop
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Pinecones – Pound Shop
small letters spelling out maisie mouse adventures
Individual Letter Beads – Pound Shop
lace trimming
Lace Trimming – Haberdashery
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Natural Gift Tags – https://www.wilko.com/wilko-5-pack-luxury-christmas-gift-tags/p/0400539
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Brown Paper Bags – https://www.fredaldous.co.uk/products/kraft-gift-bags-5pk-large
brown craft paper
Brown Craft Paper – https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/wilko-kraft-wrapping-paper-6m-x-500mm/p/0238457

 

Most of my materials were a pound each, other than the brown gift bags, which were incredibly difficult to find! But I was able to source almost everything else from either Wilko’s or Pound Shops. Additionally, I bought these essentials (As shown below) to help make my life a little easier.

 

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Double Sided Tape And Tabs/ Craft Glue/ Washable Markers – Pound Shop

 

From these materials, I was able to create very special and unique gift wrap for all my presents – from cats through to grandparents! Take a look below to see the result…

 

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For each bag/ gift, I tried to bring together the pinecone, bell and tag which I thought looked really nice. Then, I used the letters on some of the gifts to spell out family members names to add an element of personalisation.

I used a mixture of string, yarn and lace trimming to add a pop of colour as well as a decorative element to each present, each in a slightly different way.

And finally, to simplify things to myself, I stuck to the colours brown, red and green, to create a cohesive look between each of the presents and to add to the festive/natural feel.

Well, that’s all for now, enjoy your Christmas and have a very Happy New Year!

Ciao. X

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