I love getting creative and homemade gift wrap makes your presents just that little more personalised, and wrapping presents really gets you into the Christmas spirit! Plain brown paper is best to use as the base plus it’s really cheap and easy to pick up from almost anywhere. For decorations you can use almost anything, such as using up craft items you might have at home. We have so many different things like this after picking them up in store due to how pretty they look with no idea of a use for them. Hobbycraft is one of my favourite places to shop for craft items, and Christmas craft items are some of the best. The book shop The Works also sell some beautiful decorations for card making and general crafts. Pretty ribbons and even plain brown string look lovely wrapped around the presents especially with the addition of false berries and leaves. Some of the more festive potpourri also have dried clementines and cinnamon sticks which don’t only look beautiful they smell lovely too! And I’ve finally learnt how to create the perfect bow and I’m so pleased with the results I couldn’t stop making them!
Potato prints, something you probably haven’t done since pre-school, can look really cute on wrapping paper too, or you can use sponges and cut them to the shape you require or even actual printing blocks and ink pads, I spotted some amazing designs on notonthehighstreet.com. The deer is a potato print and the other shapes are sponges cut up and this christmas tree was created using an old cookie cutter dipped in paint (these tend to take a while to dry, so it’s best to be careful of how much paint is actually been used).
Do you have any festive traditions to create even more of a festive atmosphere?