Happy Holidays! It’s December and Christmas is less than a week away! Since I’m obsessed with Christmas and all things festive I decided to share my Christmas wrapping pictures with you. I used to blog DIY stuff all the time but I haven’t in so long, and I kinda miss it. Anyway… This year we don’t have any guests coming to stay but we do have our good friends and their kids coming over on Christmas day, which I am uber excited for. This means more presents to wrap. Yay! I also get to set the table and by having people over it gives me an excuse to go all out… not that I really needed one. Apart from the decorating, the festive food and the Christmas tree, what I love most about Christmas is buying gifts for people I love, and then wrapping them up and placing them neatly under my tree knowing that on Christmas Day I get to see a smile as that person tears the paper off and unveils a gift I bought just for them. It sounds cliches but I really love it.
Nathan and I have started wrapping gifts together, and we have been spending one evening a week wrapping gifts while watching a festive movie. It’s so nice to have a helper this year. (Last year I wrapped everything and it was exhausting… but fun)
So here are a few examples of how to wrap a gift using simple and festive elements… aka baubles, branches and cinnamon.
I found some gorgeous wrapping paper at Nook Concept at The Beach Center, which was a little pricier than your average paper but its ok because it was gorgeous, and it’s Christmas. I also found some brown kraft paper at PaperChase and some beautifully printed paper there too. You can’t go wrong with a reindeer print 😉
This year I mixed things up and used a mix of glittery luggage tags and mini wood slices. I had the wood slices left over from a wedding last year and thought they would be the perfect rustic touch.
I LOVE using random things to make wrapping more interesting. This year I’ve added some cinnamon sticks, rosemary, Christmas tree cuttings and chocolate coins. I also love using twine more than ribbon because it’s cheaper, and it’s more my personal style, however adding silver ribbon to brown kraft paper is much needed to give the gift that extra ‘festive’ touch.
Happy holidays everyone! Thats a wrap for today! 😉
*Images captured on my iPhone 6.