Are you looking for new ways to wrap your gifts this year?
In the past I have used tissue, cellophane, made hampers and cling wrapped them and even made our own wrapping paper by stamping images onto brown paper! Its always the funky, weird shaped gifts that freak me out, I love a good challenge though and would quite happily sit watching Christmas movies whilst wrapping up each persons gifts.
This year I was set a challenge by Revival Vintage to see how we would incorporate vintage items into our Christmas lists and the first thing I thought of was an alternative wrapping solution! Let me explain!
Lately there seems to be a resurgence of people wearing victory rolls in their hair and wearing headscarves, whether its to fasten the hair back as a headband or wear as a neck scarf. Presenting the gifts wrapped in the headscarf means that the recipient not only gets an amazing gift but also can recycle and reuse the headscarf too – eco friendly and fashionable too!
I have shown how to wrap two gifts, the first being a tubular gift of bath bombs!
How boring would that normally be just wrapped in paper….this way you can create a Christmas cracker with a couple of simple rolls and some cute ribbon or paper ties!
Another thing I hate wrapping is candles that have no box, which these days are most of them unless you have silly money to burn! Literally! TK Maxx is an ideal place to pick up beautifully presented candles at a fraction of high street store and department store prices!
An alternative way to wrap candles is to place them in the center of the scarf and bring up two corners, fasten in a knot and tuck the ends inside the ‘parcel’. Bring up the remaining two sides and fasten in a double knot to secure!
And how much does it look like a Christmas pudding – wouldn’t that be an awesome way to wrap an actual Christmas pudding or pudding scented candle! Mmmm!
I was supplied with items to complete this project, all views and opinions are my own.