This is already the third Christmas that I am writing this blog – and it is the third time I am showing you how I wrap my Christmas presents.
Although it is a chore to many people, I love wrapping gifts and for Birthdays etc. where you only wrap one gift I love picking out special wrapping paper. For Christmas when I have to wrap quite a few gifts, however, I prefer to use wrapping paper that is not as expensive. To make the gifts still look special every year I think of new ideas how I can make the wrapped presents still look special and pretty – in the end it doesn’t mean the wrapped presents can’t look nice just because you’re not spending a huge amount on wrapping paper.
I hope you like my – maybe a little bit unconventional and bright – idea to wrap presents. Please find more info about how I did it below :).
To wrap my presents I bought a big roll of matt finished silver wrapping paper and instead of the usual ribbons I used wool that I had at home already.
I picked four colours that matched quite well and after wrapping the gifts with the silver paper I wrapped several strings of wool around each gift.
The finishing touch to each gift is a pompom made with the same wool I used to wrap around the gifts.
To make the pompoms you can either use a pompom maker or simply two round pieces of card board (I just checked, there are loads of instructions on Pinterest as well, in case you have never made them before).
I wrapped all my gifts in two stagers: One evening I made all the pompoms whilst watching TV – it is quite therapeutic 😉 and the next day I wrapped all the gifts and finished them off with the wool and the pompoms…whilst my little girl was napping. That way it was quite easy to organise and a lot of fun to make.
I am happy with the result – I think the gifts look fun and colourful, but still not tacky. I just realised that having a 7-month old girl might have converted me to someone that uses a bit more girly colours ;).
How are you wrapping your gifts this year? And are you enjoying it or is it something you really want to have out of the way? I have to be honest: I really, really enjoy the whole wrapping process but I am also quite glad that 90% of my presents are bought and wrapped – although I think that has got more to do with the fact that I can tick it off my to do list and enjoy the remaining Christmas time baking and spending time with friends and family :).