There are only a few days left between us and Christmas day. With this in mind, you’re probably wrapping presents! I thought I might share my minimalist Christmas wrapping with you. It might be your style, it might not. Either way, just seeing presents under the tree should keep up the festive spirit while you’re knee deep in sellotape.
I didn’t buy any Christmas cards this year and wanted to do something more special with the presents. You will need:
- Cute name tags
- Chalkboard paint
- Chalk or chalk pen
Protect your work site with newspaper and generously coat all your name tags. I definitely went overboard here and painted too many! You can be as messy as you want with this step and it will still look great! Very therapeutic. The name tags take an evening to dry so let’s move on to wrapping.
Minimalist Christmas Wrapping
Since my house has taken a minimalist turn and my tree is very simple, I wanted the wrapping to be too. You will need:
- Brown paper
- White string
- Gold ribbon
- Name Tags
I ensured that everything was an easy wrap this year by putting whatever wasn’t already box shaped into boxes. That way I could tightly wrap all the presents neatly. Once you’ve wrapped the presents with the paper, it’s time to make the special touches. Take string about three times as long as the width of the package. Turn the package upside down to start by running the string around the length of the parcel. Then, turning it over, let the string meet and twist around each other before scaling the remaining sides of the box. Then, meet at the top of the package to tie them together.
(You might want to take a coffee break at this point. I took a trip to Costa for a toasted marshmallow ht chocolate. You’ve got to keep your strengths up!)
Jazz it up with a gold ribbon, wrapped more simply around one side of the parcel. When the name tags are dry and the recipient’s name carefully calligraphed, untie the string’s bow, slip on the tag and tie it again! Voila! Minimalist Christmas wrapping!