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.