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.
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.
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?
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...
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!