Happy New Year's Eve! For some of you, it may be 2014 already, but here it's the final day of 2013. So in order to 'wrap up' 2013, I thought I'd share some of my Christmas wrapping with you. A very literally take on wrapping things up. :)
I decided to make a bit more of an effort when it came to wrapping up my guy's presents this year and have plenty of inspiration from my Pinterest board. So I got out a few Clearly Besotted Stamps goodies, some gold ink, and some other bits 'n' bobs and played.
The accordion-folded bows are so easy to make: simply fold a piece of card like you're making a fan, tie a piece of string around the centre and fan the ends out.
I decided that I'd create name labels even though all the presents are for Chris - I like that extra personal touch. :)
For those smaller presents, I simply wrapped a piece of black card around the gift as the acordian-folded bow was a little too big.
- I pre-cut the paper for each gift and then proceeded to stamp the stars in gold ink randomly. This saves the daunting of task of thinking you have to stamp a HUGE sheet of parcel paper in one go! :
- The accordion bows can be created to any desired size, it simply depends on the size of the sheet of card you start with. To create a rosette embellishment, simply fold a longer length of card and secure the ends together.
- Guitar-shaped salad spoons (Because he rocks in the kitchen as well as on stage!)
- A chocolate version of a Spectrum keyboard
- A phone case disguised as a secret service envelope
- The new Bastille album - Bad Blood (I think I may listen to that more than Chris - love it!)
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A clock created from recycled valves, nixie tubes, from the 1950s. Far too fragile to wrap up and transport to my guy's parents' where we celebrated Christmas. You can see the one I purchased for him in action here.
Well that's a wrap from me, literally! Wishing you all a very Happy New Year! Here's to 2014 *clink!*
(Products listed do not include parcel tape, basic string and mini pegs.)