5 kraft paper Christmas gift wrapping ideas for wrap emergencies

As soon as I finish a post featuring my latest kraft paper gift wrap ideas, I’m immediately thinking about wrapping ideas for the next one. And with last year’s festive installment of fun gift wrap ideas going bonkers on Pinterest right now, it’s clear that finding a creative way to wrap presents when all you have in the house is brown kraft paper and a black marker pen is something lots of us have had to do at some point. For all five of the gift wrap ideas in this post, all you need is brown kraft paper and a black pen (and…

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Christmas wrapping ideas and tips with Marks & Spencer

I’m going to make a bit of an admission. Ben actually wraps all the Christmas presents, not me. I know, right? I write all these posts about gift wrap when really I don’t even do it myself? In my defence, I have wrapped my fair share of presents over the years (countless magazine photo shoots requiring trees laden with gifts for example), and I am still the boss when it come to how we wrap our gifts at Christmas. The look (paper, ribbon etc) is all down to me, and I do all the finishing details once Ben has finished the manual…

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5 easy seaside gift wrap ideas for summer birthdays

I’m fully in summer mode (even if the weather isn’t quite playing ball yet), so I wanted to do some super-easy gift wrap ideas that are perfect for special occasions over the summer months. We’re big beach fans, so I thought a seaside theme would be perfect. These are quick wrap solutions for if you get caught on the hop without a roll of gorgeous gift wrap to hand (as is often the case in our house). All you need to nail these seaside wrap projects is a roll of brown paper and a black Sharpie. Colourful paper is a…

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6 fun gift wrap ideas for Christmas

My post featuring 5 easy gift wrap ideas for kids’ presents is one of my most popular, so I thought it would be fun to do a Christmas gift wrap version for the holidays. If, like us, you have a habit of finding yourself doing lastminute wrapping on Christmas Eve, and you run out of decent wrapping paper.. don’t panic! All you really need for these Christmas gift wrap ideas is a roll of brown paper, some white paper or card, some string and a black Sharpie. Simple, and inexpensive! 1. Car and tree A present version of the old…

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5 festive parcel tag ideas

Yesterday I shared my Christmas crafting table top for Teri from The Lovely Drawer’s 12 Styled Days of Christmas series, and I promised you’d be able to see the results of my crafternoon. This crafting session was all about giving the humble parcel tag a makeover, and I’ve come up with five different ways you can spruce up your tags using really simple materials. [Blanket stitched edging] I’ve given the tag on the top left an update with blanket stitching all around the edge using black embroidery thread (here’s a tutorial I recommend if you don’t know how to do…

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