It’s Christmas Time – It’s gift wrapping time!


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 ;).

If you’d like to see how I wrapped my gifts in 2015 and 2016 just click on the year.

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 :).


6 Comments Add yours

  1. This is awesome and super unique! I love it!

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    1. madebygreta says:

      Aaaww….thank you so much 😍

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  2. Ilze says:

    I love yarn pompoms!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. madebygreta says:

      They’re so cool, aren’t they…and you can use them so many ways


  3. Rosie says:

    What an awesome way to wrap your presents! I used to love making pompoms, though I haven’t made them for a while. Must rectify that soon 🙂

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    1. madebygreta says:

      Go for it 😊 They’re so much fun to make!

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