I know we are only days away from Christmas and the vast majority of you have been super organised like always and are well and truly passed the wrapping stage in the lead up to your celebrations. Then there are those of you that, like me, are running late in their preparations.
I believe I do have an excuse, although my husband thinks it’s only that…. An excuse! I have been away for work for the last six weeks and I didn’t see him start the preps now did I so there you have it, in my head my excuse is valid.
I have done all my Christmas shopping online this year. Not good for the carbon miles I know, but I am proud because I know I have bought well from quality independent retailers and small designers. All Australian. I can’t tell you what I’ve bought as some of the recipients could be reading….so you’ll just have to close your eyes and imagine.
Now, as my parcels are arriving in dribs and drabs on our doorstep, I am finally able to start gift wrapping!
Now the fun begins!!!
Here are some ideas….
I could chose to wrap my presents in the Japanese style “Furoshiki.” Find some beautiful organic fabric, exclusive to each recipient, and totally reuseable…
What about using newspaper and a gorgeous ribbon?
Or making these gorgeous newspaper rosebuds to decorate your present?
Wrapping in a santa sack or stocking like these from My Munchkin Home?
One year, I wrapped everybody’s presents in gorgeous reuseable shopping bags from Envirosax.
There are gorgeous ways to make brown paper shine!
In fact, this image below is how I’ve chosen to decorate mine this year.
Using recycled brown paper that can be composted and some cotton Divine Twine from my own online store, my presents look beautiful and compliment our absolutely exquisite “living” Christmas tree! Being a part-time greeting card designer, for me, it is all about the card. I have used stunning tree-free cotton cardstock and have hand stamped my own image. So personal and sets off the brown paper perfectly I think.
There…..Done…. Now if only the postie can get his deliveries done on time we’ll be laughing!