This year I decided to add a more personal touch to my gift wrapping – I used to do this often years ago, back when I had more free time and more energy. It was worth making the effort as I had what I thought was a good idea. Most of the items can be inexpensive and the ones that aren’t, you can reuse several times, like the stamps and their ink pads. I picked the colour scheme and that the theme would revolve around candy canes, so I got to work, gathering all the items.
What you will need :
- Kraft paper (can be bought in stationery sections of supermarkets, pound shops, etc).
- Twine (I got mine from Ebay here – there’s a few more colours available, if you fancy a different theme).
- Stamps (I found a set of 4 for 99p plus postage on Ebay. Although they are not particularly festive, it can pass as such, imo, plus I can always use them all year round).
- Stamp ink pads (possibly the most expensive items I got, purchased from Ryman).
- Candy Canes (I got them in 2 different sizes, the big ones in boxes of 12 and the smaller ones in boxes of 36, each box for £1 at Poundland).
So I got to work, happily stamping away.
After I was happy with the area I covered in stamps, I cut out the section of paper I needed and wrapped a gift:
Ta Da! Simple and relatively inexpensive. I rather like the way it turned out. How about you?
Ahhh…that’s so sweet 🙂 I love it, better than a lot of the tatty wrapping paper they’ve brought out this year. I have a thing for the brown paper for some reason, haha! Gorgeous job!! xx
I love it too. Years ago I did something similar with potato stamps 🙂
That looks like a work of art! I usually stamp brown paper (from Poundland) with a mendhi stamp i bought in India years ago using whatever fabric paint or emulsion I have to hand. I haven’t even got my shopping yet, though! x
That sounds like a great idea too!
Good luck with the shopping, argh!!! I hate the crowds!
Brown paper packages tied up with string…la la di da da di. Happy Holidays Mrs. D!!
These are a few of my favourite things! Merry Christmas!
Cute idea Sara! thanks for showing us- i love it, so pretty and festive
Now you should show us your festive outfits? Maybe? Would love it!
I will, I will, after I wear it this weekend 🙂
Lovely idea. I always intend doing something similar, but end up running out of time, and there’s a pop up Christmas shop in town with ridiculously cheap wrapping paper, so I end up going there. Oh well, maybe next year! xxx
Haha, there is always next year 🙂
i love that! you make my lame ass wrapping look even more lame ass! x
Haha, I’m sure it’s not that bad 🙂
You are very creative and clever and I’m sure the recipients of your gifts will take great pleasure in your artistic flair. I too love to wrap gifts with a personal touch.
Thank you and I hope so!
Hee hee! I think I like yours better!
What an awesome idea! Never thought of putting more effort in the wrapping than the gift but this makes the whole experience more pleasurable. Cool DIY post! 😀
so cool!!! 😮