Friday, 29 November 2013

crafting: a handmade christmas with not on the high street



all products above c/o not on the high street

it's no secret that wrapping presents is one of my favourite parts of christmas (or birthdays etc.). last year i was helping my brother wrap his presents on christmas eve and he even tried to make me wrap my own! tempting as it was i though that it was crossing a line!

when i was offered a choice of products from the |crafty christmas| section at not on the high street, i got pretty excited. it took me ages to choose from their selection, but i'm so chuffed with my choices and think they all work great together.


i had already started planning my wrapping style for this year, and bought these berries from this |ebay seller| and some cute red polka dot wrapping paper from |butlers| in the sale.

i then used the products from not on the high street in a mix and match style - starting off with the (eco) brown paper, and then layering the gold twine, washi tapes with the gift stickers and tags, and then adding my own dymo labels and berries on top.

i've got lots of presents to wrap yet, so i think it's gonna be really fun to experiment with different looks.



the snowflake wax seal and metallic waxes are definitely one of my favourite products. we all know i'm thinking of harry potter here, but oh man, it is so satisfying sealing christmas cards this way!

the final product featured above is the |stompstamps| personalised cookie cutter set, but i'm going to do a separate blog post about that full of festive baking; stay tuned :)

10 comments:

  1. Ahhhh that's my name! !! I love what youve done with all the wrapping combos! I lovvvve the snowflake wax thngy! I stumbled across my dymo red tape in my craft box the other day!So I know what ill be using! Xx

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  2. Ahhhh that's my name! !! I love what youve done with all the wrapping combos! I lovvvve the snowflake wax thngy! I stumbled across my dymo red tape in my craft box the other day!So I know what ill be using! Xx

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  3. The sealing wax is so, so, so cool! I really love the way you've wrapped your presents. I really need to get more creative.
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

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  4. So thoughtful and cute too! Lovely ideas.. I think this year I will take more time in designing my wrapping paper :) xx

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  5. OOooohhhh I am trying to work out if you've ever mentioned any other Laurens... ;)
    Your wrapping and cards are always so beautiful!

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  6. I love the colored string~ that's such a great idea. Ribbon is always lovely, but the string is a fun alternative!

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  7. These look so lovely, I'm a big fan of brown wrapping paper!
    The little berries are inspired too, we may have to copy suit.
    JS xx

    http://www.januarysublime.co.uk

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  8. Those presents look amazing! I love the wax seal too; how original :) xxx

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  9. I'm pretty hopeless at wrapping up but I do love looking a presents or nicely wrapped, makes it a little bit more exciting.

    Hannah
    x
    www.daintyandivory.blogspot.com

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  10. I think that next year, I'm going to have to do the sealing wax and stamp thing. Looks so amazing!

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