that’s a wrap!

call me a christmas snob, but few things make me wrinkle my nose like a badly wrapped present. a crumpled package with uneven edges, messy tape and barely a ribbon in sight make me so sad. trivial, yes, but true.

i adore a pile of beautifully wrapped gifts under the tree. the presentation, to me, is as important as what is inside – it shows you’ve put in the effort – and each year i select a new theme in which to decorate the gifts i’ve chosen for family and friends.stylish christmas wrapping, kraft wrapping paper, mini baubles, satin ribbon, nice christmas wrapping ideas, gift wrapping, peanut buttered blog, home made cardsit was my dad, funnily enough, who first got me interested in good gift wrapping. dad was happy for the most part to let my mum brave the throngs of shoppers to stock up on gifts for family and friends, but he liked to take over for the wrapping.stylish christmas wrapping, kraft wrapping paper, mini baubles, satin ribbon, nice christmas wrapping ideas, gift wrapping, peanut buttered blog, home made cardsstylish christmas wrapping, kraft wrapping paper, mini baubles, satin ribbon, nice christmas wrapping ideas, gift wrapping, peanut buttered blog, home made cards

i would watch as my perfectionist father would make military-straight edges on the wrapping and razor sharp folds. he would tightly tie the ribbons in crosses and diagonally across the parcel, showing me how to do the scissor trick to make long artful curls. ever since, i’ve been hooked.stylish christmas wrapping, kraft wrapping paper, mini baubles, satin ribbon, nice christmas wrapping ideas, gift wrapping, peanut buttered blog, home made cardsstylish christmas wrapping, kraft wrapping paper, mini baubles, satin ribbon, nice christmas wrapping ideas, gift wrapping, peanut buttered blog, home made cardsstylish christmas wrapping, kraft wrapping paper, mini baubles, satin ribbon, nice christmas wrapping ideas, gift wrapping, peanut buttered blog, home made cardsthis year, i’ve decided to make traditional brown kraft paper a blank canvas for bright, jewel-coloured satin ribbons, glittering gold tape and miniature baubles.

i also had some red and white gingham ribbon, which i think suits smaller gifts best. i teamed it with a gold glitter bauble for maximum cute factor.stylish christmas wrapping, kraft wrapping paper, mini baubles, satin ribbon, nice christmas wrapping ideas, gift wrapping, peanut buttered blog, home made cards

i love the traditional colour pairings like red, green, gold and silver. but my favourites ones are the unexpected – like the baby blue ribbon below, paired with a soft metallic bronze and gunmetal baubles.

large cream gift tags looked a little plain, so i sprayed one side of them with silver glitter paint, or glued on snowflakes.stylish christmas wrapping, kraft wrapping paper, mini baubles, satin ribbon, nice christmas wrapping ideas, gift wrapping, peanut buttered blog, home made cardsstylish christmas wrapping, kraft wrapping paper, mini baubles, satin ribbon, nice christmas wrapping ideas, gift wrapping, peanut buttered blog, home made cardsroyal purple with aqua and blue baubles and girlie hot pink and purple baubles also looked beautiful together.

i found these adorable tags online last year that say ‘do not open until 25 december’. i loved them so much that i stocked up again this season.stylish christmas wrapping, kraft wrapping paper, mini baubles, satin ribbon, nice christmas wrapping ideas, gift wrapping, peanut buttered blog, home made cards

this kind of gift wrapping really doesn’t require any more effort than your usual stuff, and kraft paper is generally cheaper than regular christmas wrap! so there’s no excuse really, for a poorly presented parcel under the tree.stylish christmas wrapping, kraft wrapping paper, mini baubles, satin ribbon, nice christmas wrapping ideas, gift wrapping, peanut buttered blog, home made cards

you may recall that sarah and i had a little card-making session a few months back, and after that batch, i’ve felt confident enough to put together a few home-made christmas cards too.

i bought a rubber stamp kit online a few weeks ago and have been having a little too much fun testing it out (geek alert) you saw my first attempts on the labels of my hostess gifts.

here are a few i made earlier:stylish christmas wrapping, kraft wrapping paper, mini baubles, satin ribbon, nice christmas wrapping ideas, gift wrapping, peanut buttered blog, home made cardsstylish christmas wrapping, kraft wrapping paper, mini baubles, satin ribbon, nice christmas wrapping ideas, gift wrapping, peanut buttered blog, home made cardsstylish christmas wrapping, kraft wrapping paper, mini baubles, satin ribbon, nice christmas wrapping ideas, gift wrapping, peanut buttered blog, home made cardsstylish christmas wrapping, kraft wrapping paper, mini baubles, satin ribbon, nice christmas wrapping ideas, gift wrapping, peanut buttered blog, home made cards

i bought practically everything for my wrapping and cards online from the following sources:

not long ’til the big day now! if you’re in need of last-minute inspiration, you can find all of our christmas posts here.

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