Festive Makes: Giftwrap

Who doesn’t love beautifully wrapped presents stacked in perfect piles under the tree?  It’s all part of the magic of Christmas right?  So I’ve put together a few creative ways you can take your giftwrap up a notch to leave your families wide eyed with admiration!

Paper Fans

I love how these fans can transform a parcel and make it look so stylish.  They’re incredibly simple to make – cut a rectangle of decorative paper and concertina fold along the width (forward and backwards, like an accordion).  Then fold in half and glue or tape the join.  You can make a few and join them all together to create flowers or attach multiple fans layered up onto a gift.

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Who doesn’t love a pompom?  These add so much to a present!  Either get yourself a pompom maker to make big fluffy pompoms, or you can even make them with a fork:

  • Wrap your wool around the fork again and again (25 times should do the trick)
  • Cut a short length of wool and slide it through the middle of the fork underneath your wrapped wool.  Tie this short length around your wrapped wool  at the top in a tight knot and slide off the fork
  • Cut all of the loops and fluff up your pompom.

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Check out my tutorial on creating patterned pompoms here!  Once your pompoms are ready simply tie into place on your package

Photo Gift Tags

I recently wrote a post all about using photos within your giftwrap to make your presents mroe personal.  From creating photo bunting to cute gift tags and even tree decorations – check out all of the ideas and tutorials in my recent post

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Perfect Gift Bows

No gift is complete with the perfect giftbow and a great big beautiful bow is also an amazing way to take a present from neatly wrapped to showstopping.

Make a double gift bow in 5 easy steps

  • Cut about 50cm of ribbon – if you can use wired ribbon your final shape will be even better
  • Cross the ends of your ribbon over loosely, leaving long tails on both sides.  Bring the centre point of your ribbon to meet that cross
  • Fold each tail back on itself to create a second ‘bow’
  • Cut a short length of wire – wrap this around the centre point of your bow tightly to hold the shape
  • Use your wire to attach to your gift

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Which is your favourite?  Do you have any wrapping tricks to make gifts look extra special?





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