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Creative gift wrapping



Brown paper packages, tied up with string...

A thoughtfully presented gift is a joy to receive, but gorgeous gift-wrap doesn't have to come from an expensive store-bought roll. Think outside the box and you'll be amazed what pretty packages you can create with everyday bits and pieces.
Put together a gift wrapping kit so you're always ready to wrap, and collect and recycle any cute things that cross your path - bows, ribbons, trinkets, paper…

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Plain brown paper is a perfect "blank canvas". It makes a great backdrop for stamps, ribbons, lace, fabric, and anything else you feel like tying on. We've threaded buttons onto elastic - kids will especially love the "ping" factor. You could also thread beads, so that the recipient could then make a necklace.

 

Plain brown paper, available from stationery and post shops, tissue paper
Pretty masking tape (fatherrabbit.com has some cute options)
Ribbons (stock up next time you are at Spotlight or The Warehouse) lace, twine, string
Printed and plain tea towels (stock up next time Briscoes are having a sale)
Stamps and inkpads
Coloured card and scrap-booking paper

Little wooden pegs

Fabric scraps, elastic in different widths

 

 

 

 

 

 



  




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