Hi everyone! So, there’s only a few days to go until it’s officially Christmas (how exciting!). I presume most of you have sorted out all the presents you needed to buy, however, have you wrapped them yet? I thought, I’d share with you a few examples of how I like to wrap presents, and how to make them stand out.
Here in Denmark there’s been around 5 hours of sunlight through the entire month of December (I am worried we’ve all turned into vampires by now, lol). But this has ment, that I’ve not had a single chance to shoot photos with a beautiful golden sunlight shining gracefully through my windows… No, my reality has been ZERO light and a grey sky for days on end. Therefore, I’ve shot all of my photos with flash light, and I actually really like how they’ve turned out. I also didn’t have any backdrop I could use, because the flash light would create weird shadows. So instead, I decided to throw the presents as if they were flying, and again without trying to sound too big headed, I really like how they turned out. Anyway, enough talk from me, I hope you enjoy the post! x
THE CLASSIC WRAPPING
The first type of wrapping is the classic chic wrapping. I’ve used striped white and green wrapping paper and then a classic Christmas read satin ribbon. I like to use satin ribbon because it makes the present look more luxurious. Also, normally you would tie a bow, but I cut the ribbon too short on purpose because on smaller presents the bow can sometimes be too overpowering. When wrapping a smaller present with a wide ribbon it is nice that it’s not just the bow that’s in focus but also the stunning wrapping paper. I’ve used a plain cream coloured gift tag, because I didn’t want to add another colour on the present. I find this type of wrapping so versatile, because your 80-year-old grandfather and your 15-year-old sister would both appreciate this sort of wrapping.
THE ‘CHILDISH’ PRESENT
Am I the only one, who just finds it a bit odd that presents for children are often wrapped in very childish wrapping paper? There’s obviously nothing wrong with that, all I’m saying is that a child doesn’t have to be treated as a child, you should treat them as an equal. Personally, I have a 9-year-old sister and I know that she loves when presents are beautifully wrapped, like she really appreciates it. Therefore I don’t see the reason to wrap her presents in Frozen wrapping, just because she’s a 9-year-old girl (sorry if it’s getting to opinionated). But as an alternative to Frozen, Disney princess and Star Wars wrapping paper, I’ve wrapped my sister’s present in a reindeer wrapping paper with a pink satin ribbon. I think the present looks really nice and inviting.
THE GIFT BOX PRESENT
If you need to wrap something really small and you find it difficult to wrap, perhaps a small gift box is the solution. I love to find little gift boxes for presents as it feels very luxurious to open. Also, a great thing too is that the person receiving the present can keep the box and reuse it. That is also why I love to use the satin ribbon because it’s so good for reuse. Anyway, this present was a difficult one to make look inviting, as it’s a piece of paper. Normally, you would just put it in an envelope, however, I liked the idea of making it look a bit more like a present and also more mysterious. I’ve chosen this little squared box and then some black ribbon that says ‘Merry Christmas. I’ve again not made a bow with the ribbon, because it’s a small present. For the gift tag, I’ve just stuck it on with some masking tape, as I thought it looked really nice. If you have a large collection of masking tape, A. I’m really jealous… B. It’s a really good idea to use it for wrapping, as it just gives it an extra cute little touch.
THE TISSUE PAPER PRESENT
THE 2-IN-1 PRESENT
That is everything for this time. I really hope you found this post helpful and inspiring. Let me know in the comments how you like to wrap presents? And also if you’ve wrapped them all, yet? I wish you all a very merry Christmas.
Lots of love from