Thursday, 19 December 2013

Christmas Wrap

Not wanting to waste a thing last year, I put the left over rolls of Christmas paper back into the loft to use again this Christmas.  Unfortunately the rolls got squashed in storage and there wasn't as much paper left as I recalled.  Also, I didn't have any matching gift tags.

I like to keep a stock of brown paper and luggage labels and try to buy it when on special offer.  Combining the brown paper with the gift wrap has been my solution for using the gift wrap without resorting to buying more.

Offcuts of the patterned paper have been used to fashion simple gift tags and I have replaced the white strings with bakers twine.

Using a star shaped punch I glued stars from silver pattered paper onto the brown wrap.  An affordable way to decorate.  I think I will use this method of wrapping for birthday's too; using the brown wrap and accenting with more expensive pretty papers. 


Rose Fern said...

So beautiful Simone! I don't want to waste paper either. Your idea is great! I might use it myself!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Brilliant idea Simone! They look great, in fact they look much nicer!
I do love brown parcel tags and I'm a huge fan of bakers twine!

Judy Hartman said...

A brilliant idea for up-cycling Simone!!! I have lots of scraps of wrapping paper, too - may give this a try!!
My eco friendly daughter will appreciate it!
You are so creative! xx

A garden just outside Venice said...

Thank you for sharing your very clever idea Simone..but brown paper is hard to find here as well as plain gift tags.
I will save leftovers for next year then ;-)

Rosie said...

My Mum used to have a saying 'waste not, want not' It's an excellent idea and all your parcels look very festive:)

Anne Butera said...

What a great idea, Simone. And so pretty, too. Although plain, brown paper can look elegant and simple and with a little extra bit here and there... even better!

Congratulations on "peddling your wares". I'm so glad that it was a good experience for you. Wish you many more.

Lisa said...

What a great way of using up the bits and pieces.
Your parcels look lovely.
Happy Christmas.
Lisa x

Helen Philipps said...

Such a great idea, Simone! And the packages look much more interesting and creative like this! Love your deer label! Wishing you a Merry Christmas.
Helen x