Tuesday’s Resourceful Little Idea: Wrapping Presents ~ A Christmas Special
I haven’t really been keeping up posting resourceful little ideas on Tuesdays, mostly because I ran out of ideas 😀 and partly because I wasn’t organised enough, but I am resurrecting it this Tuesday for a one off Poncetastic Christmas special, full of inspiration, help and ideas for how to wrap your presents in resourceful ways.
I love wrapping presents, and particularly like using brown paper from the Post Office and then jazzing up the parcel with ribbons, tags, pretty trims and fabric scraps. I made a discovery a while ago (when The Boy had used all the sellotape up making paper aeroplanes) that a glue gun makes wrapping presents so much easier than using tape, and gives a cleaner finish. If you have a glue gun I highly recommend it. I also usually fold the outer edge of my paper over twice making a little neat hem before sticking it down, highly unnecessary of course and barely noticed by the recipient of the present but it does look a little bit neater.
I have been browsing Pinterest for hours now collecting loads of ideas that I really want to share on my blog. I’m not going to write a lot, I think most of the pictures are self-explanatory, and all of the photos will have links to their original sources (often wonderuful tutorials) so just click on the picture if you want more information about any of the wrapping styles.
I hope all of these images have helped inspire you with your present wrapping this year. I particularly like finding ways of reusing things I already have to wrap presents, rather than buying wrapping paper that will just end up in the bin. I should confess now that I keep wrapping paper from presents I get given, and iron it to get out the creases and then reuse it. Same for ribbons. Fabric scraps are great for using when wrapping presents, even if all you do is vut long thin strips up to use as ribbon. Brown paper is brilliant, sturdy, cheap, usually made from recycled paper, and perfect for personalising.