No comments yet on the post below... a lot off you out there a probable busy with Halloween :) We do not really celebrate this in the Netherlands, but we do celebrate St Maarten. At St Maarten (11 november) the childeren walk the streets in the neighbourhood with little lanterns and ususally pay a visit to everyone (sort trick or treat) and sing on your doorstep.
Back to the xmas ideas :) I deciced that i will show you idea 1 already!
Idea 1 Make your own Xmas wrappaper!
Really easy! Usually i don't take the time to make any and i just end up buying giftpaperrolls (those are really cute too). This year i want to start early, so everything will be ready in time.
Before you start making anything... look everywhere in your house, crafting space, drawers... for nice papers, ribbon, stamps, punches, stickers, left over giftpapers etc. You usually have more then you think ;)
There are lots of ways to make your own xmas paper. You can draw, stamp, glue, use your punches, ribbon etc everything you like :) You can use thick paper or printing paper in every color. I love handmade paper. I always buy this, because it's a lot of work to do it all yourself. If you do want to make your own, you can add glitter, flowers to them :)
1 Xmas paper made with stamps, gluepen & glitter
I made this with a stamp & green ink
i made this with a stamp & black ink
i used a quickie glue pen to draw & then added glitter
ta da... your done!
2 Xmas paper made with your punch
Punch hearts, stars, snowflakes etc and glue them to the paper you want to use. You can use silver, gold paper as punchpaper that makes it more shiny & bright :) Don't throw the punched paper away, but tape them together and you have a decoration to add later!
3 Xmas paper by embroidery
Embroider ribbon to your paper by hand or with your sewingmachine. You can add as many ribbon as you like & make it your party :) If you like you can also add little beads (see at 4).
I found a lot in my crafting space! Lot's of (Christmas) stickers, (glitter) beans, beads, felt, foam. You can choose to make all of this before or after you packed your gift. Sometimes it's difficult to say how much paper you will need and it's a pity if you have to cut half off :(
little beads & golden hearts
i added little dots with my gold pen
beans & foam hearts
Enjoy your Xmas wrapping!