Advent Day 12: Christmas Wrapping

IMG_0133Revisting those little gifts we bought on Christmas Shopping day, this evening was our chance to split off and wrap them up ready to go under the tree in 12 more sleeps!!!

My wrapping is mostly done in kraft paper – and some lovely kraft with white printed Christmas trees on. I bought it all last year in the sales (my taste is consistent enough) and kept it in the loft. I’ve teamed it with an ivory with gold polka dot one (top right above) I found in Sainsburys that was just too pretty to leave under the conveyor belt – and they look good together. I’ve also bought a tonne of neon ribbon from ebay. I love the brights with the kraft, white and gold… and its been super helpful this year as I’m adjusting to wrapping up for 3 children… so my neons have been colour coded.

I’ve done a couple with some lovely free free printables I’ve found too… and these seemed the most fun to let the children loose with to be creative. I wrapped up the little box of wrapping accessories above for them to open this morning and then each of them chose a printable to work with. I love these Merry and Bright and Christmas Tree ones from Lola Hoad… I love her style and have just bought some of her prints but she just lets you have these for free right here… click me CLICK ME and make pretty gifts!

And then this v. cool little printable set of paper and tags with this sweet little bunting is another freebie I came across by Amy Moss. You can find this one and (see how she styles her wrap NOT so much in the style of a hyperactive 8 year old – but rather tastefully and gorgeously) right here. This printable has been sitting ready for many many months to use and is one of last years but she has lots more new things in the holiday section of the site.

IMG_0307So yes… they were let loose with tape and ribbon and stickers. They are busy little gifts now aren’t they just!?

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