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The countdown is on: it’s just 5 weeks until Christmas! One of the things we love about this time of year is the opportunity to get a little crafty – Christmas decorating and wrapping is such a great way to get in touch with your creative side and add a personal touch to your gifts.

Some of us tend to be guilty of the ‘last-minute-gift-wrap’, but at Pillow Talk HQ we’ve all made a pledge to be more organised this festive season. We’ve already started collating our ideas, and would love to share with you 3 DIY gift wrapping ideas. These step-by-step guides are super simple to follow and don’t require any extraordinary skills, you’ll be surprised at how a little extra effort goes a long way!

Gift wrapping with Christmas decorations

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Simple and quick, yet eye-catching and impressive

What we used:

How to:

  • Start by wrapping your present using the kraft paper.

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  • Wrap the brown string around the present twice (or as many times as you like!) and make a bow at the front of the present.

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  • Choose your favourite Christmas decoration and tightly loop the hang-tag through the bow so that it is secure

Tying decorations to a present

  • Repeat the above step, depending on how many decorations you want to add. For larger presents, 2 or 3 decorations looks great, but for smaller presents, 1 decoration will be enough.

Gift wrapping with stickers and stamps

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Incredibly easy & seasonally adaptable

What we used:

  • Kraft paper
  • Roll of stickers. We chose large red circle stickers which you can find at any newsagency in an assortment of colour options.
  • Alphabet stamp set. You can find similar sets at your nearest craft shop or stationery retailer such as Kikki K. This is an investment that all craft-fanatics should own. Once you own a set, you’ll be stamping everything!
  • Scissors
  • Sticky tape

How to:

  • Wrap your present in the kraft paper.
  • Using your alphabet set, stamp your personalised message on the front of the present.

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  • Place the red dot stickers all over the present. You can use as little or as many as you like, depending on what sort of overall look you want.

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  • Voila – so easy!

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Japanese Furoshiki

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Stylish and a little different

This wrapping style comes from an old Japanese tradition. Originally used as a method to transport goods, Furoshiki is a fun way to wrap your gifts that will impress your guests and help to reduce the waste over the festive season. This is a little more challenging than our other gift wrapping ideas however – with some practise – you’ll be a master in no time. We love the convenience of Furoshiki wrapping as there are no scissors, sticky tape or ribbon involved. The best part is, it’s two gifts in one!

What we used:

  • Our Aspire Merrily Tree Tea Towel, however you can use any Christmas themed fabric or tea towel you prefer.

How to:

  • Lay out your tea towel onto a table with the printed side face down
  • Place the present in the centre of the tea towel
  • Bring one corner up and over the present and tuck underneath

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  • Fold the opposite corner of the tea towel over the tea towel

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  • With the other two corners of the tea towel, pull them up and bunch them slightly in your hands

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  • Cross one end over the other, and tie a knot

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  • Make sure the knot is tight and in the centre of the present

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  • Tah dah!

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If you try any of these over the festive season, we would love to see your work! You can tag us on Instagram @pillowtalkaustralia and use #homeofchristmas for the chance to be reposted on our social media accounts.