Handmade Christmas Gift Wrap

Crafts

A little bit late but I wanted to share some of my Christmas wrapping designs…

One very quiet Sunday spent browsing handmade gift wrap on Pinterest inspired me to create my own design. I wanted to keep it simple but effective and was hunting the house for materials to make a Christmas-shape stamp from. I carved a simple tree shape out of a potato, put it in the gold ink pad and began stamping on brown parcel paper.

Christmas Gift Wrap

Once I had stamped about 10 metres of brown paper (I got a bit carried away!) I made some gift tags to match. I cut a simple gift tag shape out of white card and ripped a stamped tree to stick onto the tag.

To bring the gift wrap and tag together I was inspired by the photograph below. The Christmas Tree cut off added colour and texture to the design, and wrapping with string is an effective, different method to selotape.

Christmas Gift Wrap Inspiration

I bought some string from the stationery section in Oliver Bonas that went perfectly with my gold colour scheme and bought some Christmas tree cut offs from a local greengrocers for about £2.00. I put it all together and this was my end result (below).

Christmas Gift Wrap

Once I had wrapped all of my presents I put some of my homemade mince pies into a gift box and cut small pieces of Christmas tree branches and glued in the shape of a Christmas tree to fit in with my theme (below)…

Christmas Gift Wrap

…and had so much leftover mincemeat that I made it into a present too!

Homemade Mince Meat Gift Wrapped

I love to give gifts, and it was even more pleasurable to give gifts in homemade wrapping.

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