Monday, 12 November 2012

Pinterest (14): Christmas Wrapping Special

DC and myself have started a tradition; on a payday before Christmas, we go to Meadowhall and get all of our Christmas shopping done in one go. We made our second annual trip last Friday and now 90% of our presents are sat in the corner of our living room - wrapped.

I just couldn't stop myself! I had cheesy festive paper ready - I think we are going for a childhood throwback theme this year - and so, spent all of Friday night wrapping. This has to be one of my favourite parts of this time of year; I like making gifts look pretty in traditional festive colours, complete with ribbons and matching tags. Most of the presents bought this year are for children so I haven't used the accessories - I'm sure the paper will be ripped off in seconds! - but that doesn't mean I can't look at wrapping porn on Pinterest.

Newspapers


It's probably the journo in me but I love this idea. There's something quite timeless about a newspaper (and it's a hell of a lot cheaper than buying wrapping paper!) For an vintage feel, try rubbing a wet teabag over the paper and let it dry so it goes that antique brown colour.


Rustic Wrapping


A very good friend of mine married in July and her wedding was full of rustic, homemade decorations - absolutely beautiful! Her decorations were parcel-paper style with white lace trimmings and so I had to pin the above image when I saw it! Doesn't it look pretty?


Beautiful Accessories


Just love! I think if I ever received this gift, I wouldn't want to open it! The feather reminds me of something from the 1920s, which, as I have expressed many times before, I love!


Cosy Winter Warming


What a great way of recycling an old winter jumper! To me, this just looks so cosy and makes you want to snuggle down in front of the fire with a nice glass of wine... ahhh!


And finally, one that isn't on Pinterest but one of my own creations...

Kapow!


DC loves his graphic novels and superhero films, so for his birthday I wrapped his presents in children's comics... and then he got the free toys as little extras ;)  - fun and they look great!

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