Present wrapping is the one thing I dread at Christmas, it takes forever and frankly I suck at it – despite the festive music!. When I was younger one of my friends used to take pity on me, and do it for me I was so bad! 🙂 But as he’s long gone, I’ve learnt to stand on my own two feet and do with a few simple rules.
- Choose only a couple of colours, I’ve gone red and gold.
- Pre-bought boxes for fragile things and tissue paper are very useful (like the glass sugar bowl above)
- Buy a few Christmas tree sparkles to pop on them (Pound shops and Wilkinsons always have a great selection). I’m using small sprayed cones and some jewel like sparkles this year.
- Ribbon of any sort looks great on a present
This year I’m also using some sparkly stick on letters in a discounted crafting kit and they are great for putting on the kids presents – big names so they can see them instantly under the tree – I’m going to try and get some every year now, they look fabulous!
This is my last post of the year as my girl finishes school tomorrow, so the computer is going off until New Year. So I wish you all a wonderful peaceful Christmas and a Happy 2011! xx