Christmas Present Wrapping

Honestly, I find it a bit of a chore.  Even with the best intentions, my gifts never look like this…

Pretty Parcels by Shimelle Lane via Flickr

So this year, keeping with my themes of handmade and recycling, I have wrapped everyone’s Christmas presents in old magazines.  I have tried to match the magazine paper to the person.  For example my friend Kate is a keen knitter so I have wrapped her gift in a knitting pattern.  My friend Nicky is a keen sportswoman so I have wrapped her gift in sports advert. I have also used the Christmas cards I received last year as gift tags.

They don’t exactly look picture perfect like the photograph above, but they are fun!  Here are some photos…

This is a bag made of newspaper – actually I didn’t make this.  I use these bags for my handmade gifts (when I sell them).  They are made by homeless children in India:

 

Newspaper bag

Here is a gift wrapped in ‘Hello’ magazine:

'Hello' wrapping

 

This is a gift wrapped in ‘how to knit’ instructions and pictures, and you can also see a gift tag I made from an old Christmas card:

'How to knit' wrapping

And finally these gifts are for a ‘foodie’ so wrapped in the Marks and Spencer Christmas food catalogue:

Foodie wrapping

 

Wrapping presents like this actually made it a little more fun!

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2 Responses to “Christmas Present Wrapping”


  1. 1 Jeni 30/11/2010 at 11:28 am

    That is a great idea. In the past I’ve used paper bags and decorated my own tissue paper.


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