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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

{create} simple ideas for gorgeous gift wrapping

Christmas is just around the corner and that has us dreaming up creative ways to wrap our gifts!

Here's a little look back at the lovely ideas Helen Louise Wilkinson of Blossom & Cat shared with us in issue 15 of tickle.


Make that special gift even more lovely by adding your own finishing touches to the gift wrapping.

1. oh! pom poms!
Jazz up a recycled box by wrapping it with different coloured scrap wool. Add some handmade mini pom poms and finish with a stamped shipping tag.

2. a little vintage
Wrap your gift in a vintage sewing pattern, add a layer of celophane if the paper is delicate. Decorate with a vintage tape measure and some lovely vintage buttons.


3. splashes of neon
Paper bags are a great alternative to wrapping paper. Brighten up your bag with a fun photo, some neon stickers and a brightly coloured tag.

4. stickies
Create patterns and textures using layers of washi, fabric and glitter tape. You can make your own glitter tape by sprinkling glitter over one side of double sided sticky tape. Add a painted mini peg.

5. paper Rainbow Bag

Use a sheet of your handmade rainbow paper to make a simple paper bag. Decorate with sticky stars and some vintage plastic beads.

a few more things you could use ...

Scour your home for everyday items that make lovely embellishments for your gifts. Why not try...tissue paper, kraft boxes, handmade rainbow paper, vintage patterns, magazines or newspaper, old maps or postcards, wool, pom poms, felt balls, ribbons, ric rac, washi tape, fabric tape or glitter tape, beads, fabric trims, ribbon, raffia, seashells, letterstamps, stickers, coloured pencils, home made paper bags, glitter, glassine bags, string, twine, neon tags, buttons, sticky dots, mini pegs, cotton cord, mini bunting, leaves, flowers, family photographs, fabric or doilies... try and use items that are reusable or re-cycled and

... let your imagination run wild!

This story first appeared in issue 15 of tickle the imagination magazine.

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