Fun Christmas Gift Wrapping. Yes, it can be fun! ;)

So Halloween is over. That only means one thing. Christmas!!! I know it seems like ages away but hey! It brightens up this cold, dark evenings ๐Ÿ™‚

Christmas is my busiest time of year. It gets crazy with upholstery jobs, with everybody getting their homes ready for the most wonderful time of year ๐Ÿ™‚ So I have started a little bit of gift shopping and I’m trying to wrap them as I go!

I’m not really one for traditional Christmas paper. I spend ages making cool little packages, only toย watch them being ripped apart in seconds! But I wouldn’t have it any other way ๐Ÿ˜‰

So I’m going to show you the couple of presents I have wrapped. These are really simple ideas. They don’t take too long and will look so cute under the tree.

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Rudolf

All you need here is:
– Brown paper.
– Scissors.
– Sticky tape.
– Glue.
– Black marker (I used a Sharpie).
– Red pom pom.
– 2 Twigs (optional).

Sorry I didn’t take step by step photos so I hope the steps below will help and make sense!

Step 1:
Wrap your gift in brown paper.

Step 2:
Using your glue stick your twigs on at an angle, representing antlers. If you can’t get your hands on some twigs you can draw them on.

Step 3:
With the black marker draw on 2 eyes.

Step 4
Now using the glue stick on the red pom pom.

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Pom Pom

This was super easy. I’m sure most of you remember making these as kids but just in case you need a recap, follow the instructions below:

You will need:
– Brown paper.
– Sticky tape.
– Wool.
– A fork (Large).
– Scissors.

Step 1:

Wrap your present in brown paper.

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Step 2:

Wrap the wool around the prongs. Not too tightly!

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Step 3:

Keep wrapping until it looks nice and full, overlapping the wool.

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Step 4:

Between the two middle prongs tie a piece of wool in a knot.

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Step 5:

Slip the wool off the fork. It should look like a bow.

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Step 5:

Using your scissors cut the looped ends on both sides.

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Step 6:

Fluff the wool with your fingers so it looks full. You have your pom pom!

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Step 7:

Wrap some wool around the present and tie at the back. Trim off the excess ties. Next tie a piece of wool around the centre of ย the pom pom. Double knot it. Now tie it to the string around the parcel and double knot again. And fluff the pom pom back to a nice shape! ย Either leave to two piece of wool hanging similar to a ribbon or trim off.

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I’ll keep posting as I keep wrapping ๐Ÿ™‚

x Ciara x

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6 thoughts on “Fun Christmas Gift Wrapping. Yes, it can be fun! ;)

  1. So cool. Once, during leaner times, I made all my gifts and the wrapping using a box of moving/packing sheets with a set of found horsehair brushes and some simple gold and silver paints. Those were the best times…

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