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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The 12 Styled Days of Christmas – Day 2

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Christmas. I adore all the traditions, I love the build-up and that bubbly feeling of excitement. Fairy lights! Candles! The tree! So much magic and sparkle. So when Teri from The Lovely Drawer approached me way back in September with her idea of a creative Christmas collaboration called ‘The 12 Styled Days of Christmas’ with West Elm, I jumped at the chance. The project? To get 12 bloggers to style up a Christmas table top, and post the results throughout the first 12 days of Christmas. Our kitchen table is where…

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