Over the past few years we have seen the come back of brown craft paper. This inexpensive material is the perfect base to showcase vintage Christmas style! It's also a great way to get creative with your wrapping accessories. If you're looking to keep your Christmas budget in check then consider making home made stamps or paper snowflakes to complete the retro look.
Try something different by using smell to accent your gifts. Think holiday scents such as dried cinnamon sticks, oranges and scent infused pine cones. This something extra will make an impression on the gift receiver and make their home smell just like Christmas!
If you want to go that extra mile, why not give the gift of a sweet treat! If you like to bake like we do, attach a single cookie or a small bag of decorated treats. Not only does it look amazing but it's twice the surprise and twice as much fun. Try mastering the perfect gingerbread man, or work on your icing skills by festively decorating snowflakes.
I'm not talking about food here! I'm talking about freshly picked Holly or Evergreen branches, they make perfect wrapping accessories. Why not make an event out of it with friends. Take a long winters walk with Mulled wine in hand to see what you can find out in your nearby park.
For a little touch of glam, swap out the twine for some metallic washi tape and just like that it’s mid-century and chic.
Christmas is one of the few times each year that you can go extremely over the top with a theme. If you have taken the time to decorate your home in a theme, then why not take the time to wrap the presents under your tree in a theme too. Pick 3 colours and 3 or 4 patters in ribbon, paper and name tags to create the perfect collective look.
Alternatively, plan to use a theme and then end trying everything!!!! Cinnamon, Gold, Plaid, Brown paper, fun name tags, and every type of wrapping paper you can get your hands on. Why not mix it up and have some fun!?
Here at Home Ingredients we wish you a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year! Don't forget to share with us your best wrapping attempts. Good or bad we love them all!!