Wrapping my Christmas gifts and placing them under the tree would have to be one of my favourite Christmas activities. Don’t leave it to the last minute. Choose your paper, ribbon and decorations now and make the gifts you place under the tree as beautiful as the rest of your Christmas decor. Wrapping your gifts can be easy with these three simple steps to follow.
1. Choose your paper
Choose your Christmas paper, and the colours in that paper will determine your colour scheme. For this year I have bought some beautiful paper from Card and Kaboodle at Chadstone. I went with a white and gold theme and I will add some pale blue paper that I already have. I have also mixed it up a bit with some white and gold spotted bags from the Reject Shop.
To add a bit of fun under the Christmas tree I have added some different Christmas wrapping with Santa and some Reindeer. Santa always uses a different wrapping paper when he leaves presents under the tree at our house.
Secondly choose a ribbon that will co-ordinate with your paper. I am using a wide white ribbon for some gifts and a smaller white ribbon, adding a black and white stripe ribbon from Provincial Home Living. Ribbons can be bought inexpensively from your local craft store, or if you are like me you will already have a small collection.
This is the final step and the secret to perfect Christmas gift wrapping. Add a small decoration to your gift. You can find them anywhere, the white reindeer and small birds I have used are from Lincraft and the gorgeous small berry wreath and the large white check bird are from Provincial Home Living. The silver bells and silver reindeer are from a local budget shop or make your own clay gift tags with our DIY Christmas Clay Tags tutorial. Use your imagination and be creative.
Follow these three simple steps to the perfect gift wrapping recipe and you will not be disappointed. Preparing for Christmas one step at a time can make it so much easier.
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