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Candy Cane DIY Gift Wrapping

December 18, 2013

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 hereย – 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 ยฃ1 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?

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17 Comments

  • Reply Kizzy @ The Dainty Dolls House December 18, 2013 at 09:06

    Ahhh…that’s so sweet ๐Ÿ™‚ 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

    • Reply Mrs D December 18, 2013 at 15:20

      I love it too. Years ago I did something similar with potato stamps ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Vix December 18, 2013 at 10:31

    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

    • Reply Mrs D December 18, 2013 at 15:20

      That sounds like a great idea too!
      Good luck with the shopping, argh!!! I hate the crowds!

  • Reply Connie* December 18, 2013 at 16:38

    Brown paper packages tied up with string…la la di da da di. Happy Holidays Mrs. D!!

    • Reply Mrs D December 19, 2013 at 10:33

      These are a few of my favourite things! Merry Christmas!

  • Reply ariane December 18, 2013 at 19:53

    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!

    Arianexo

    • Reply Mrs D December 19, 2013 at 10:33

      I will, I will, after I wear it this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply pastcaring December 18, 2013 at 19:56

    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

    • Reply Mrs D December 19, 2013 at 10:33

      Haha, there is always next year ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply jane at the flight platform December 18, 2013 at 23:30

    i love that! you make my lame ass wrapping look even more lame ass! x

    • Reply Mrs D December 19, 2013 at 10:45

      Haha, I’m sure it’s not that bad ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply The Style Crone December 19, 2013 at 01:13

    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.

    • Reply Mrs D December 19, 2013 at 10:45

      Thank you and I hope so!

  • Reply Hollie December 19, 2013 at 20:20

    Hee hee! I think I like yours better!

  • Reply Jocy December 19, 2013 at 21:39

    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! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Reply ollieotson December 22, 2013 at 00:52

    so cool!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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