This is the 4th year in a row that I am wrapping my Christmas gifts in plain packing paper and make it look nice by using things I can find in my (massive) crafting drawer. Whilst I had silver paper last year and white paper the year before I went back to the roots this year and used brown paper, just as I did in 2015.
Simple and affordable paper for Christmas present is my choice as I am wrapping quite a few gifts and don’t want to spend a lot of money on nice wrapping paper – whilst for birthdays I love buying special and pretty wrapping paper. And also there is the thought of being creative, doing something with my hands and just getting a bit in the Christmas spirit.
This December was surprisingly busy, so I literally checked what I had at home and decided to do a bit of stamping last Sunday…inspired by a friend who is going to stamp wrapping paper as well :).
First I wrapped all the gifts and then I used the back of a pencil (the eraser basically) and stamped little white dots on the gifts by using acrylic paint. This worked surprisingly well, I don’t think any paint leaked through to the gifts. I wish I could remember where I have seen this (stamping with a pencil) before to reference it…but I love the idea. It looks like little snow flakes.
For the name tags I used tags, white string and wooden beads that I also coloured with a bit of acrylic paint. I fixed the tags and the string on the wrapped gifts by using double sided tape.
And that’s it. I have to say I like the result and I am looking forward to Christmas now :).
How are you wrapping your gifts this year?
Happy Christmas to all of you!