Thursday, 17 December 2009

Its a wrap!

I don't (yet) produce my own wrapping paper - its an idea I keep returning to though, I'd love to produce my own wrapping paper. 2 problems to solve: one storage and the other cost - being able to produce it at a price that you'd be happy to buy it from me! Anyway, who knows, maybe next year ...?!

But I do love wrapping presents - you spend time choosing that perfect gift, the perfect gift that demands equal attention and care in its presentation.

So here are my five top tips for wrapping presents:

  1. Space - clear the table, gather your tools: paper, scissors and tape.
  2. Paper - choose a good selection of papers, but always, always include a red and white spotty paper. Christmas is red and white.
  3. Boxes - gather together a collection of boxes for those odd shaped presents. So much easier to wrap this way.
  4. Trimmings - make sure you have some beautiful ribbon and great gift tags to add that finishing touch.
  5. Festive music - it doesn't matter if Noddy Holder & Slade are your 'thing' or the more relaxed charms of 'Carols from Kings', turn the music up and enjoy yourself!

Merry Christmas!


Michelle said...

ooooh they all look totally gorgeous !!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Beautilly wrapped! I really like the choice of paper.

Have a lovely Christmas

Warm wishes
Isabelle x

Anonymous said...

I love wrapping paper. Your pressies look fab! Merry xmas, Kate xx

sarah-jane down the lane said...

All looking jolly lovely, which one is mine again? I hope its white dots on red, my favourite!

Merry Christmas Dotty spotty peeps,

Sarah x

Andrew Knowles said...

How about some tips on how to actually wrap the things? I can turn a standard rectangular box into an asymmetrical pyramid-cum-hexagon with a little paper and sticky tape, and that's when I'm trying very hard.

A pretty bit of ribbon or a bow doesn't disguise the mess.

Nice pictures.