Rustic gift wrap in under 5 minutes.

Posted by on Jan 7, 2016 in DIY

New year, new you!

Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean that the season of wrapping presents is over! Nooope. If you love wrapping presents as much as I do, then you’ll understand the feeling of utter satisfaction when you’ve successfully wrapped an impromptu present. And there are plenty of occasions to do so every year – baby showers, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings – Yay!

My friend just had a baby – a cute little pumpkin baby boy if I might say so, and she’s having a little dinner for some friends and family. So, I went on what I hoped would be a quick baby shopping spree to Mothercare, but clearly that wasn’t going to happen given the endless racks of CUTE BABY CLOTHES, AAAAAH!!!

I really wanted to wrap the present with a rustic touch to it, as I felt that was quite neutral, and thought it would be a better approach to wrapping it in wrapping paper that was only meant for boys (or for girls). I had some lace with lovely scallop borders, some twine, crushed brown paper, and gift tags from Paper Chase.

I started by wrapping the gift in the brown paper, and then cut the lace according to the size and length I needed it at and made sure to go around the gift and secured it with cellotape at the back. I then wrapped the twine around the gift, next to the lace, thrice as I felt it added more depth. I secured that with a knot and attached the gift tag, and further secured it with a messy bow – make sure to write on the tag before you attach it!

And I got the hubby to use his typography skills on the tag, because let’s admit it, I can’t write like that to save my life. Heh.