Last years’ gifts wrapped

The very end of last year I did remember to wrap up some present neatly and nicely. I seem to always be a little late with this even though I have a zillion ideas in my head. Here is a small glimpse into last year wrapping world.

Blue, red, dot and stripes. Don’t walk past wonderful wrapping papers in stores.

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House warming gift. The cutting board was beautiful on it’s own that there was no need to hide it. I also added some rye bread and salt to the package. This is a traditional house warming gift at least here in Finland. Pink to bring some warmth to the gift and as a fun addition I put some spruce branches and a pink felted heart I made some time ago.

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I have little boxes all around my craft room that I do not intend to through away but keep for cases like these. I made a quick card for the birthday girl and added some white paper roses on top. These little roses are quite delicate and beautiful and are just the size of a tip of the little finger.

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With this packaging I managed actually take a few more photos. The Christmas sales start in the stores already before Christmas eve and I found these little wooden houses and snowflakes for just 1 €. For all you here in Finland, keep you eyes open when you visit Suomalainen Kirjakauppa (book store). You can quite often find very good craft bargains.

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This gift I wrapped using golden elastic string and then I just added left over Christmas decorations to it. Actually I just then noticed that elastic string is a wonderful material to use on childrens’ gift. They can really open up the present without using the help of an adult or scissors.

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This isn’t elastic even though it looks like it but a long time ago I got a bunch of these colorful pieces of rubber. I love the looks of these fun strings and they fit perfectly to this present for a big three year old boy. I create a quick but fun card for the birthday boy with cute little stickers.

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I hope to get some new wrapping paper since I did notice I use a lot of this Kraft wrapping paper. I just seem to be attracted to this brown paper always. I’ve noticed lately that I would rally like to have plain white wrapping paper as well but I can’t seem to find it anywhere. anyone in Finland have any clues? It really does not have to be authentic wrapping paper. Any kind will do.

– Alina

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