Thursday 18 December 2014

Festive Finishing Touches

Sinterklaas, Christmas, New Years; the Wintery season in general, what better chance to spend time snuggled up indoors with your loved ones? It is that time of year when the dusty old board games come out to play, we feast on sickening amounts of hot chocolate and expand our waistlines with our favourite food.

Whether it snows and provides a fluffy playground and excuse to wear three pairs of socks, tucked tight in your wellies, or if relaxing with a festive film is more your scene, Christmas time rules. Whether you have a hand written letter to a loved one, gifted perfume that conjures personal memories together or a hand knitted pair of mittens, giving a little something to a special someone can be a heart warming thing. What better way to make this little token as unique as a snowflake, than to head for your craft supplies and try something a touch different this year, when sealing your parcel with a kiss?!

I've hunted down some glorious inspiration for adding that finishing touch to a package, no matter how big or small. There are so many ideas you could try, whether it is brown paper and string, using paper doilies as gift tags or getting busy with the glitter! You can even use some of these methods of decoration on a Christmas card or letter!

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I've been busy making Christmas cards this season and after having taught myself the basics in crochet, a few weeks ago, I have whipped up a few little trinkets as really simple Christmas decorations to gift to my special peoples!

Are you trying your hand at a home made present this year? Do you have any time saving or truly creative wrapping techniques? Does anyone else find that their sellotape insists on picking up as much hair as possible, as an extra (gross) stocking filler?!


  1. I love the brown wrapping paper that you can draw on :) Makes it more personal and crafty looking Emma xx

    1. It's a great idea to make your gift a little more personalised, isn't it!! And your design options are endless!! Hope you're having a lovely festive holiday : )