Christmas Part 1: Gift wrapping

It’s nearly that time of the year again, yes, Christmas is around the corner and I’m getting excited.  I love this time of the year, not only do we as a family go on our annual summer sea vacation in South Africa, but it is such a magical and special time.  Most importantly, it is a time for us to celebrate the birth of Christ.

I know its only October, but for those who would like to do something crafty and different this year might need a bit more time and need to get those creative ideas flowing now already.

I’m going to share some Christmas ideas with you in a 4 part series on gift wrapping and making christmas cards, Christmas crafts for the whole family, DIY decorations and tree ideas and setting your Christmas table. So here goes:

It is always nice receiving a gift that is wrapped beautifully and differently than the normal, especially if you add your own personal touch to it and you can do it inexpensively.

Here are some ideas to choose from.

30+ Cute ways to wrap Christmas presents

30+ Christmas Wrapping Ideas - awesome ideas for wrapping Christmas gifts:

Brown paper is an inexpensive wrapping paper to use. Below are some tips on how to decorate your brown paper wrapped gifts.

Gift topper

Peppermint Christmas Candies Plus More Unusual Gift Topper Ideas …:

Add a touch of white

four DIY gift wrap ideas | almost makes perfect:

Use old fabrics and add a bit of greenery to your gift.

Layer a fabric scrap over the middle and use baker’s twine to tie on a tag!:

This is such a simple, yet lovely idea to wrap your gifts.

This beautiful wreath and craft paper design is a definite go-to. It makes plain brown wrapping paper a whole lot prettier.  Get the tutorial at Craftberry Bush.:

There are endless ideas decorating with washi tape

Love this idea for washi tape Christmas gift wrap ... beautiful!

Have you always wondered how to tie the perfect bow?  See below for step-by-step instructions or click on this link to view a video.

Looking to tie the perfect bow. Check out this video and tutorial. More ideas and inspiration at

Why not make your own draw string bags and add the gifts inside.

Here is another link for fabric bags.

Easy-to-sew Reusable Fabric Gift Bags from The Cottage Mama. (Little toy and parts pieces of gifts  too often get lost when wrapping paper is gathered up and thrown away):

Felt is another alternative to use for wrapping gifts.  Its also inexpensive and easy to work with.  Here are some ideas.  Just click on the links below for more information.

Mini stockings

felt mini stockings - they could be used at place settings to hold the silverware or maybe as name tags.:

Gift bags

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Make card holders for gift cards

Joy Pocket Tag by Erin Lincoln for Papertrey Ink (October 2014):

Make your own felt gift tags.  You can either stuff them like this gingerbread man below or have any Christmas image attached to your gifts.

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Bead & Embroidery Felt Gift Tags |:

Why not make your own gift tags to add to you gifts.  Here are some simple and easy ideas.

Make use of loose buttons lying around and turn them into this.

Christmas | gift tags | button craft | East of India stamp | baubles | brown paper | gift wrap:

Simple drawings can have such a great effect.  Look at this easy reindeer idea.

Super Simple Christmas Paper and Gift Tags DIY:

A Santa gift tag idea

DIY Santa Clause Gift Tags Using Soda Can Tabs! Cheap Christmas craft for kids to make too! |

Here are some more DIY gift tag ideas.

22 Awesome DIY Gift Tags | Christmas Gift Tags

23 DIY Christmas cards

It is always nice to receive handmade gift cards, especially if the kids made them.  The grannies and grandpa’s really love them. Here are 15 Awesome Christmas Cards to make with kids

15 Awesome Christmas Cards to Make With Kids - You Baby Me Mummy:

I hope you found some inspiration in these gift wrapping ideas.  Look out for my next post on “Christmas ideas part 2 : Christmas crafts for the whole family”.

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Here is a free printable from

  Bye for now…

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