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.
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.
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).
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)…
…and had so much leftover mincemeat that I made it into a present too!
I love to give gifts, and it was even more pleasurable to give gifts in homemade wrapping.