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I LOVE wrapping Christmas presents, but I just wondered if anyone had any different ideas for wrapping, I have started everyone off with my usual style of wrapping (in message below)..... brown postal paper, dried fruit and raffia..... more ideas please?????

MandeeMayson
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
MandeeMayson
MandeeMayson
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2 months ago
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G0501
G05012 months ago

That's really lovely! I use usually brown paper, Christmassy washi tape and red and white string

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Moonstone22
Moonstone222 months ago

MandeeMayson I love it. I would be so happy to receive presents wrapped like that

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hspexy
hspexy2 months ago

That’s pretty! I’ve used newspapers in the past, but it’s hard work to find relevant articles for the receiver...and then there’s been times I spelt out their bands using letters from newspapers - a bit like a dodgy random note 😂

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MandeeMayson
MandeeMayson
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2 months ago

hspexy that’s interesting, I’ve used music sheets before too, usually bought from charity shops, for example.... Piano Christmas carols! Xx

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beccatavender
beccatavender2 months ago

That looks great. You've make me feel so lazy, I start off being very precise but towards the end the wrapping gets messier and messier as I get fed up so don't even bother with ribbon and tags, just put them in the sacks 🙂

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MandeeMayson
MandeeMayson
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2 months ago

beccatavender well the secret is to only do certain ones like this! I obviously don’t do the grandchildren’s like this, so really it’s just a couple of friends, mother in law, and daughters. I start early too so I am able to spend time on them! Xxxxxx

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 months ago

Someone on here recently asked for ideas to use the freebie fabric samples. I suggested wrapping presents with them and tying with ribbon, I saw someone on a film give a present this way and it looked great.

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MandeeMayson
MandeeMayson
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2 months ago

Lynibis amazing!!!! Never thought of that! Roll on next year! Thank you for that! Xxxx

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HollyDolly22
HollyDolly222 months ago

I think you've pretty much got it down to a T lol I just use shop brought paper 😂 yours looks good

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MandeeMayson
MandeeMayson
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2 months ago

HollyDolly22 thank you so much xxxxx

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lornaae
lornaae2 months ago

I always use brown paper as it’s recyclable unlike other wrapping paper. I often decorate it myself with stamps or paint 🙂

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MandeeMayson
MandeeMayson
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2 months ago

lornaae yes, even just white chalk pens look great, this is one my daughter did last year, so simple but looks lovely!!

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lornaae
lornaae2 months ago

MandeeMayson that looks great! I was thinking of using chalk pens this year! Might see if I can get a pack in time

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Pjran
Pjran2 months ago

Wow your presents are wrapped beautifully. I use brown paper these days too because it’s recyclable and raffia but not added dried fruits although I’m tempted now I’ve seen yours. Beautiful just beautiful. You could try a bit of holly.

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MandeeMayson
MandeeMayson
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2 months ago

Pjran thank you, yes, it’s funny you say that because my husband went for a walk with his mum yesterday and I asked him to get some holly and berries.... I got a bin bag full!! Again it looks gorgeous and it’s free! Xxxx

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blacklabrador
blacklabrador2 months ago

MandeeMayson I know where to send mine to be wrapped then, I don't enjoy it.

I start with the best of intentions, but it descends into a mess of torn paper and losing the end of the selotape.

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MandeeMayson
MandeeMayson
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2 months ago

blacklabrador awwww, send them my way! I should start a business for Christmas wrapping!! I’d LOVE it!!!! Hahahahaha! Xxxx

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cocolgooh
cocolgooh2 months ago

I really like the wrapping you do already! It looks great!

I’ve seen people put a wreath on them, instead of the dried fruit, something like this that I found on Google as an example:

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MandeeMayson
MandeeMayson
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2 months ago

cocolgooh oh that looks gorgeous, that would be so easy to do too, bit of garden wire and lots FREE leaves and twigs etc, LOVE this..... thank you xxxxx

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cocolgooh
cocolgooh2 months ago

MandeeMayson And I think it could work great alongside the wrapping you do already since that’s also natural with the dried fruit!

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MandeeMayson
MandeeMayson
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2 months ago

cocolgooh definitely! Believe me, I am on to this today!! I love it! Xxxx

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stevea808
stevea8082 months ago

I usually just buy Christmas bags, I find it much easier.

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MandeeMayson
MandeeMayson
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2 months ago

stevea808 it’s definitely easier but I just love how these look and love doing them, and it gives me something to do too instead of just watching TV! LOL! Xxxxx

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ACR
ACR2 months ago

You could try using a Furoshiki wrapping cloth. It can be used to wrap presents or to carry items. Lots of places sell them online. It looks nice and unlike wrapping paper, it can be used over and over again. But, they are more expensive, so maybe just for special gifts. Or just improvise if you have fabric at home 🎁

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MandeeMayson
MandeeMayson
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2 months ago

ACR these are beautiful! Look at these ones I have just found, AND I can ask for the fabric back (it’s family anyway!!) and use it next year! Thank you for this.... ordering now xxxxx

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ACR
ACR2 months ago

MandeeMayson that's great. They look really nice 🎄

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MandeeMayson
MandeeMayson
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2 months ago

Thank you for this, I will start looking into this, I have never heard of this so I am intrigued! Xxxxxxx

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