Lifestyle | December 14, 2017

DIY CHRISTMAS WRAPPING IDEAS

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Wrapping presents is always so much fun but even more so at Christmas. You can find such beautiful wrapping paper here and I’m always tempted when I see it. I wanted to change things a little this year and decided to do some DIY and created my own personal wrapping paper. First time for me! I admit that I wasn’t entirely sure if I would be able to do it and was hugely surprised to find out that it’s a lot easier than expected. I selected 3 very easy methods that every beginner will manage (and I’m totally a beginner myself!). It’s honestly so much fun plus a lot more personal. I’m sure the person being gifted will really appreciate your effort.
 
 
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Method 1: Golden Polka Dots

 

It doesn’t have to look perfect. On the contrary – perfection will make the paper look like if you bought it and we don’t want that. What you will need is white wrapping paper, pearl colours (I can highly recommend this palette) and a brush pen. The pen works with water and you use the colours just like a paint box you know from school. Simply draw some polka dots onto the paper and let them dry. This paper looks beautiful with some golden or plaid ribbon. diy christmas wrapping ideas
 
 
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Method 2: Stars

 
You need brown paper, white watercolour (this Dr. Ph. Martin’s one is great to work with) and a brush pen. The white stars look great on the brown paper and a red and white string is my favourite finish. diy christmas wrapping ideas
 
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Method 3: HoHoHo lettering

 

This method isn’t only the easiest but the quickest one as well. I’m sure it will look even better with a little bit more practice. You simply need some white paper and some colour brush pens suitable for calligraphy (I really have to be taking a course now!). Now you’re writing ‘HoHoHo’ diagonally across the paper and you’re done. Looks beautifully when wrapped with a lovely ribbon. diy christmas wrapping ideas
 
 

I really enjoyed doing this and hope I’ll be able to repeat this next year by adding a few more methods. If you like to share your ideas, please feel free. I would love to hear them.
 

 
 

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Comments

Ruth Mortimer

Love your wrapping paper ideas Kirsten. Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year to you both xx

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thelifbissue43

Thanks so much Ruth. And I wish YOU a merry Christmas and a wonderful and healthy New Year, thanks so much for your lovely comments, it really means a lot.x

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