Firstly apologies for sharing my second Christmas post in November. I know this will irritate some, but I like to get started on organising Christmas early, especially my favourite part – Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas!
This year, G and I are spending our Christmas abroad for the first time, but will still be with family and we are even trying snowboarding (expect a post about broken limbs in January!). However, it means we are hosting what my sister and I have dubbed ‘Fake Christmas’ in early December to spend time with those we wont see. We are ice skating with the kids, eating bubble and squeak and probably playing games and pulling crackers.
So my Christmas present shopping is about two thirds complete and I am planning my wrapping ideas. I love the brown paper and ribbon look with handmade tags. Here are some of last year’s gifts. I enjoy the wrapping more than the shopping – a nice quiet evening watching a festive movie surrounded by paper! Bliss!
Last year I made pot pourri with cinnamon sticks, dried orange slices (in the oven on a low heat) and pine cones. These were wrapped in cellophane and tied with a gingham ribbon. I changed my table runner to a red one for the festive season and filled my fruit bowl to the brim with it for a Christmassy scent.
Whilst browsing for wrapping ideas on Pinterest this weekend, I found these awesome ideas. Wrapping presents like a parcel is too cute!
Using photos of family members instead of name tags is a really novel idea.
Source: Our Suburban Farm
Take the sleeve of an old sweater to wrap a small box – cosy!
Source: Boxwood Clippings
How adorable is this reindeer washcloth?!
Source: Bumble Bee’s Craft Den
How do you wrap your gifts?
I am sharing this post over at Handmade Monday. Do come and check out what people have been making!