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Thursday 19 December 2013


With Christmas day less than a week away I expect you all to be knee high in gift wrap an sellotape by now but I thought it would still be nice to share with you my take on gift wrap for this wonderful season.

 Wrapping gifts is a little like Marmite, you either love it or hate it. I for one love it and have been wrapping up every single gift in the house since I was about 6 years old... I have even been known to wrap my own gifts before, tragic. As I am so partial to gift wrapping it comes far too easily for me to spend a small fortune in Paperchase and leave with more ribbons, bows and gift bags than anyone but Santa could possibly need.  

This year I decided to take a different approach and go for something simple, something that barely cost me a penny, hurrah! I decided to embrace the brown paper trend that has graced every single gift I have given this year and jazz it up a little for christmas with the addition off black and white bakers twine, a wooden button and some handmade gift tags to add that little personal touch. I already had the brown parcel paper stashed in my supplies, along with the scolloped edge gift tags and the wooden buttons so all I had to hand over my pennies for was some bakers twine and a stamp to adorn the front of my gifts tags. 

I ended up picking this "do not open until 25 December" stamp from eBay as I thought it made a nice change to your standard Merry Christmas! Obviously you could always make your own stamp using the linocutting technique but cutting out typography backwards really is not my forte. Overall I am really pleased with the outcome of all the gift wrap this year and think they will stand out amongst the foray of glitter and snowmen paper tucked under your tree. 

Do you like my simplistic take on gift wrap or are you yearning for a bit of glitter and bow on your gifts this Christmas? 



  1. I love the addition of the button, I've been using bakers twine a lot for wrapping presents this year!

  2. I just love this type of wrapping! There is something so beautifully vintage about brown paper <3 Gisforgingers xx


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