How was your Christmas? Mine was lovely, spent with family. I ate & drank plenty and was also really spoilt. We always write lists to guide people when it comes to presents & I usually put more on the list than I really want so that there’s plenty of choice. This usually means that there are a few surprises!
Not only did I get enough wool to knit the two jumpers that I want, but I also received the beautiful bag that featured in my first Tuesday Treat post! My Mum bought me the lovely navy blue bag from French & English Confectioners. What a fab surprise! I had no idea it was on the way & I’m really pleased with it.
I hope that you had a lovely Christmas and got a few surprises too! I can’t wait to start knitting my jumpers either, just got a few birthday presents to make before I can get started.
When it comes to gift wrapping, I really like wrapping presents in brown paper & jazzing it up a bit. Whether it’s bows, ribbons or stickers, it makes the whole process much more fun & creative. This year, I’ve been experimenting with washi tape. Not only have I added it to presents, I’ve also added it to plain paper bags to give them a bit of a festive face lift.
What do you think? With this present, I’ve used a shop bought gift card, but it matches the colour of the tape pretty well. It just makes it a bit more exciting!
Throughout the year, I collect paper bags. They’re great for giving bundles of presents to people or putting awkward presents in that you haven’t been able to wrap. This year, I’ve added some festive stickers, which are by East of India, and some tape. I like the end result – I’m reusing something, which is good & crafting it up to give it a good second life. Plus I don’t really like store bought gift bags unless they are something special, so by making my own Christmas gift bags, I’m making it a lot more personal! Usually I make my own gift cards from Christmas cards, but seem to have run out already & next year I want to make my own using brown tags, but more on that later!
Because the bag isn’t full, I’ve crumpled some tissue paper into the top to fill it up a bit.
Do you have any Christmas wrapping tips? Do you reuse anything from one year to the next?