Festive Wrapping Ideas
The festive season is here! Despite designing my Christmas range in the much warmer months I still get excited when I get to use them! There is something so beautifully mindful about gift wrapping. My favourite time to do my Christmas wrapping is in the evening, with the twinkly lights on, festive music and a warming tipple on the go!
You'll have seen in my shop I have some specific Christmassy wraps along with other designs which can easily be used throughout the seasons. I've recently added some recycled sari ribbons to the shop which are just the thing for adding a little texture to your gifts.
As you can imagine with being a pattern designer I love adding extra special finishing touches to my gifts, and so present toppers are the perfect way to do this.
If I'm especially organised I love coordinating the topper with the gift. The present above is a box of loose leaf Christmas tea and I've topped it with a gorgeous vintage tea strainer spoon, which I have to say was very hard to let go of!
Natural elements are also fantastic for adding a special seasonal touch and I always adore berries at Christmas. They last well and add that rosy hit of warm red which is so needed for the season. Below I've added pine cones, dried bunny tails and colourful pepper berries. Not only is it beautiful and natural but it's an extra gift you can give people to decorate their homes with.
Christmas tree decorations also add another festive element to your wraps. I adore this multicoloured disco ball on my penguin wrap - I can't help but think those penguins are ready to burst out into some dance moves!
Tasty treats also will never not be a great way to finish your gift - I love Tony's fair trade chocolate and it also happens to look great atop a beautifully wrapped gift. Equally chocolate tree decorations, a candy cane and little bags of sweet would all look even more enticing on top of a perfectly wrapped present.
I've mentioned in a previous post about adding herbs and posies to your gifts, but I also think seed packets are really sweet thoughtful element to add. These sweet peas for so pretty, but you could use any seeds you may have from your own garden and add them, making a really individual gift.
And finally these mini fans are a wonderful way to top a gift, or simply as a decoration to adorn your home over Christmas. They're very simple and satisfying to make, if you wanted to try your own head over to my instagram feed and watch my video to see how it's done.
Have a wonderful Christmas and see you in the New Year!