If you haven’t had time to make your own gifts this year or found the perfect prezzies in store, why not make Xmas personal when you wrap ? The small things make all the difference and when somebody gives you a specially wrapped gift it makes you feel extra warm inside – and that’s what Christmas is all about, right ?! So here are a few ideas I have put together hoping to inspire you to make each and every one of your presents special.
1 : Use masking tape
Colourful masking tape is all the rage at the moment so give it a go when you’re wrapping. It’s much nicer than see-through tape and can make any boring paper look good. Mess around with shades and shapes so that each gift looks just right !
2 : Make paper snowflakes !
This is one you can get your kids to join in with 🙂 Chop up pieces of white paper to make pretty shapes (if you don’t know how, here’s a good vid) and use them to decorate your wrapping. Think of sticking on numerous small flakes or decorating the whole gift with one big one tied on with couloured string…
3 : Pom pom girl
I warned you yesterday when I posted my “How to make pom poms FAST” video, I am decorating my gifts with yarn this year ! I think a bright coloured pom pom looks darling on top of a special girly gift and I have wrapped extra wool around the brown paper to give it style.
4 : Don’t forget name tags…
Even if you don’t have time to spare to think about wrapping, pop a tag on each gift to make it personal. Write your friends names or cute quotes, or why not a clue to what’s inside…
5 : Finally, use stickers !
There are so many cute stickers out there : pretty ones, quirky ones, funny ones, colourful ones… I found this pretty lace tape and old type letters and in just a few seconds I had a personalised gift for my friend 🙂
I hope you feel inspired by these ideas and will have fun wrapping your own gifts when the time comes – I’d love to see what you make of it, come and post piccies on my Facebook page !
Take care and think beautiful ! xx