Friday, 12 December 2014

Crafting: Christmas Wrapping


It appears to have become a tradition that every year I bring something new to the DIY wrapping table, but this year features a few old favourite ideas too.
As much as I try to convince myself to branch out, I just can't give up on good ol' brown paper; it looks good, it's cheap (you can buy a 10m roll from the stationery section in Poundland!) and it's super easy to customise.

This year I've kept things really simple and used a few of my favourite stamps to decorate my paper and gift tags, and then thrown some washi tape in for good measure. I've found a rhythm to stamping the paper and cut off large sections at a time to stamp, and then wrap back up until I need them.
To finish, I've got a mixture of green and black & white striped twines, and then finally some classic candy canes to adorn the twine bow.

It's funny, I absolutely love putting Christmas wrapping ideas together and spending time making customised paper etc. but in the end it all gets ripped off and thrown away! I've never understood expensive wrapping paper for that reason - this way might take a little longer, but it's much thriftier, much more fun and hopefully will bring a smile to peoples faces :)

12 comments:

  1. You're a girl after my own heart Skye! I love brown paper wrapping, I don't think I'll ever be persuaded to buy otherwise. I'm a sucker for ribbons too so brown paper + lots of pretty ribbons makes me very happy!
    xxx
    Chambray & Curls

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    1. Glad you agree Laura, brown paper all the way!! Lots of ribbons sounds lovely too, I'd love to try and make bows one day too! x

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  2. Looks amazing! I'm doing a similar thing with wrapping paper but think I'll try and for in a similar idea with the stamp/tag! Where did you get the stamp from btw? I'm also going to add little laser cut tree decorations to the gift tags!
    Lauren // OhHay Blogs!
    xxx

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    1. Thank you Lauren! Oops, sorry I meant to say, the Merry Christmas stamp is from Paperchase last year, and the star one I've had for years. Laser cut trees sounds super cute x

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  3. Beautiful - I love it. :)

    xx Nicole Rose

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  4. Yes, I love this post! I'm wrapping my gifts this year in brown paper and washi tape. You've inspired me to get some brown tags too! xx

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    1. That sounds lovely, I need to add more washi tape I think :) x

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  5. These are fab...I need to invest in washi tape like yesterday!

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    1. Yessss, deffo get some washi tape! :) it's amazing!

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  6. I love the idea of wrapping up everything in brown paper and then just customising it but I've got a huge pile of rolls from several years ago still to use up. Once that's all gone though, I'm definitely going down the brown paper route :-) xx

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    1. Ah I have a few bits lying around from years ago too, but we have to use them up :) it's a lot of fun being able to change things up a lot!

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