23/11/2014

Sunday Post: How I Wrap Christmas Presents

Christmas is near. Whatever you say and how much you are of the opinion that no one shall speak of Christmas before December 1st - Christmas is around the corner so it is inevitable to start thinking about presents and in my case gift wrapping.

I have mentioned this before - I love spending way too much time making sure all my gifts look as good from the outside as they can as I am of the opinion that how you wrap something reflects how much effort you are putting into something. And I am one of those people who enjoys giving gifts more than receiving them - hence I put a great lot of effort into every part of my gift-giving.

I already have a plan for this year's wrapping colour-scheme and all that, but I want to make a video about it and show it all in detail. In this post I wanted to show you what I came up with last year.



I went with a silver-white snowflake theme with little silver bells and chains. I wanted all my presents to look snowy and winter-wonderland like. I kind of wish I could show you some photos of the insides of the gifts as well - but I basically bought white-silver boxes and matching silk paper as well - so that when you open a gift, it feels like opening one of those boutique-boxes :)
In the above picture you can see I left some of the white-silvery boxes "naked" under the ribbon as I thought it looked nice too. I got the boxes at Card Factory; the silver wrapping paper is from Paperchase. The white raffia is from Amazon!
I had so much fun finding all the things and putting it together in the end. I found those snowflake gift tags at Paperchase as well and I originally wanted to strictly keep with white and silver only but I thought the recycled gift-tag look sort of worked and made it all a bit more cute.
The big snowflake charms are from Primark and I think they were only about 2.50 for nine of them! I still have some left this year that I think will look good to just hang on the tree.
I used silver bells too and I just think it is so sweet to have jingly gifts. I had used gold bells the year before when I had a red-gold poinsettia sort of theme. I sadly don't have great photos of those.

So. What do you think? Mental or awesome? :)

- Jen.

12 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful! I can't gift-wrap to save my life. I grew up in a family where Christmas was never a big thing and I think I've been doing it wrong...

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  2. Also ich finds schön!! Mache mir selbst auch immer viele Gedaken um Geschenkverpackungen :-) Und die Idee mit den kleinen Glöckchen ist super, das muss ich mir merken!

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  3. wunderschöne bilder und richtig toller blog!
    wir würden uns echt freuen wenn du auch mal bei uns vorbeischauen würdest.
    liebe grüße ♥♥
    http://aneverendingfriendshipveramatea.blogspot.co.at/

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  4. Wow how neat,I love those little parcels:)
    Hugs
    Isa
    Www.label-love.blogspot.com

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  5. i love christmas ;D these pics are great ;) they make me want to have presents ...haha:D
    allerliebste Grüße
    deine Limi ♥
    von BUNTGEFLUESTER

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  6. These look lovely!! I always spend a lot of time gift wrapping and making sure everything looks neat and uniform, too! Totally awesome! :)
    ~Moll

    www.mollymac13.blogspot.com

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  7. Ohhh wie schön! :) Die Farben gefallen mir richtig gut.

    Ich habe gerade dein "About Me" gelesen und gesehen, dass du nach London gezogen bist. Darf ich fragen wie es dazu kam? :) Nur so aus Interesse. :)

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    1. Ich bin hier eigentlich fuer 6 Monate fuer ein Praktikum gewesen. Als das 2012 zuende ging, wollte ich aber dann doch nicht wieder nach Deutschland und habe angefangen hier zu arbeiten :)

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  8. Wow, die sehen ja toll aus! Ich bin auch schon richtig in weihnachtsstimmung und brauch nun nur noch ein bisschen übung beim einpacken :D
    liebe grüße, lisa
    http://takeyourchancehoney.blogspot.de/

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  9. hi girl!!! you have a so beautiful blog! this post is soo creative and inspiring!! the photos are amazing too!! im your new follower!! hope you can visit mine and follow me too! kisses!

    www.fashionizein.com

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  10. wie wunderschön!!!
    Ich glaube ich sollte mire cht auch solches Silberpapier zulegen, das sieht so unglaublich edel aus :))
    Liebst,
    Allie von allieam.blogspot.de

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