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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Make your own gift wrap

MAKE YOUR OWN GIFT WRAP

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CHRISTMAS IS MY favourite time of the year. My family gathers at at our home in the morning and we exchange gifts. We then laze about for a while, drinking coffee and chatting about the meaning of life, before getting ready to visit our relatives for lunch. Lunch then becomes dinner, which then becomes playing board games until we can no longer keep our eyes open. I don't usually play board games the rest of the year but on Christmas day - I play all the games!

This year I have only needed to buy and wrap a handful of gifts. Our family has tried to make it easier for everyone by drawing a name out of a hat and only buying for that one person, as well as for the kids. Knowing that I only had a few gifts to wrap, I wanted to put a little more effort into the wrapping using items that I already had at home.

To start with, I drew a grid design onto A3 paper and wrapped the gift. Next, I searched high and low for leftover confetti bags that we bought for our wedding and I couldn't find any, so I punched holes into gold paper to make my own. This took forever to do!

I sprinkled some of the confetti onto the top of the box, covered tightly with clear plastic, turned the box over and wrapped it again. Then I just decorated with ribbon and a leafy branch which picked from the garden.
If you want to try this yourself, maybe next year because nobody has time for anything next week (4 days to go!), you can mix it up a little by drawing various designs for each gift, or use coloured paper or magazine pages for the confetti (or just buy some and save yourself a heap of time!).

Are you being creative with your gift wrapping this year?


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