A DIY Christmas

Christmas gift wrapping with a twist

22 Dec

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With Christmas just around the corner, we’re dreaming of those cosy fireside evenings with friends, a few treats here and there, and the promise of fresh beginnings when the new year rolls around. You might have everything all wrapped up by now, with presents under the tree, stockings filled and a mince pie left out by the fireplace for a certain someone. Or…just maybe, the flurry and excitement of the holiday season has left you feeling a bit behind. 

Whether or not you’re fully prepared, we’ve got a few ideas on how to add those finishing touches to your gifts, to make them extra special for December 25th.  And better still, they’re all homemade for an ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ or two on Christmas morning.

A DIY Christmas - Christmas gift wrapping with a twist

Pretty sweet

There’s nothing nicer or naughtier than something sweet to make your gift a bit special, and all the more tempting to open. Red and white striped candy canes, chocolate coins or even something you might have whipped up yourself in the kitchen can be the cherry on top of an already awesome gift.

A DIY Christmas - Christmas gift wrapping with a twist

Winter foraging

We love inspiration from the great outdoors, and adding foliage and festive flora to your wrapping can bring the spirit of the outside, in. Attach sprigs of rosemary, snip a little from your Christmas tree, add a bay leaf or a cinnamon stick, and tie around your gift with string for a natural feel.

A DIY Christmas - Christmas gift wrapping with a twist

Christmas leftovers

Upping your wrapping game is easier than you think, especially when there are bits and bobs you might already have around the house at this time of year.  How about those tiny baubles that just can’t seem to find a home on your tree? They look great tied up with ribbon on top of presents, as do little ornaments and decorations that might otherwise gather dust in the attic.

A DIY Christmas - Christmas gift wrapping with a twist

Personal touches

A personal touch rarely misses the mark, so if you feel like getting creative, why not elevate your gift tags with a hand written name or monogrammed letters, using watercolours or ink to match the tones of your wrapping paper. Or how about cutting out the first letter of their name on some coloured card or paper for a monogram gift tag?

Those little things can often go a long way, so why not get a little bit creative this year…

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