That’s a wrap!

So party season is still in full swing, oh yes, our weekends are booked up for the next few weeks yet. I promised you a post on the all important wrapping of gifts and I am eventually getting round to it, apologies for my tardiness! I don’t know about you but the wrapping alone is enough to get me excited about a gift, so let’s make it special peeps! Get creative and put a bit of thought into it, you’ll be surprised at how well you can wrap a gift for how little.

My firm favourite is the plain brown paper (available for 89/99p for 5 metres in Home Bargains/B&M) dressed up with tags, stamps, ribbons or accessories. When wrapping children’s gifts, get the kids involved and use up some of their energy and a good bit of the afternoon, I put the girls to work a few weeks ago and behold their handiwork:

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My advice is personalise the gift as best you can, I like to use stampers to do so, whether that be on the wrapping paper or accompanying tags.

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Ikea have a lovely range of wrapping paper and wrapping accessories at present at great prices and Paperchase offer some good discounts on quirky wrapping at sale time, it’s always worth a look.

At Christmas I like to use The Financial Times to wrap gifts for under the tree, recycle, recycle, recycle! Making your own tags is also a no brainer, I bought a dymo machine last year and there was no stopping me. Home Bargains stock these brown tags at around 89p for a pack of 10.

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Pinterest has a wealth of ideas when it comes to tags. I’m particularly fond of the Hama bead art on tags and the wrapping dressed up with poms poms or those with washi tape and a bit of sketching. Check them out, the possibilities are endless so go to it present givers and feel free to share the love by emailing me with your own works of art.

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