A few weeks ago I did a post about Christmas gift-wrapping ideas and inspiration. Taking inspiration from some of those images and using what I had at home, I set about wrapping my gifts this week so I thought I’d share with you the end result! Here are my pressies all ready to go laid out on my dining table!
As I’d mentioned in my previous post, I prefer to use plain brown kraft paper to wrap my gifts. I love how humble and unfussy it is and I love its rustic texture and appearance. As you can see from these parcels, the plain brown paper can be embellished and decorated with as much or as little as you like so it’s very versatile.
For this gift I simple tied some red and white striped ribbon into a bow and added a vintage gift tag. I love how simple this parcel is but the pop of red and white instantly makes it Christmassy!
For this one, I tied a tartan ribbon I bought locally into a bow and added a cinnamon stick, a pine cone and a vintage gift tag for decoration.
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m obsessed with vintage sheet music at the moment. I absolutely love using it for decoration. Here I’ve layered some “Jingle Bells” sheet music on top of the brown paper, tied the parcel with gardener’s twine and added a pine cone, a couple of sprigs of pine (which I stole from our Christmas tree) and a few plastic berries that I found in my decorations basket.
For this special gift for my Mam, I’ve wrapped the whole box with the sheet music for “Silent Night” and tied it with a narrow black satin ribbon and embellished it with a sparkly brooch. I love how it has turned out I can’t wait to see my Mam’s reaction!
For this one I crinkled up the sheet music and tea-stained it to give it that vintage look and then I burnt the edges. I then added a candy cane and some sprigs of pine for some colour!
So that’s my wrapping done! Yay! Now, time for some mulled wine……
Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas & hope the New Year brings health, happiness & lots of laughter! x
All images belong to The Vintage Home.