If you’re anything like the DECO team, you’ll be taking great care in wrapping your gifts. Today Cotton On Body give you the lowdown on creating perfectly unpredictable bundles – guaranteed to induce Christmas tree envy among family and friends.
STEP 1: GET ORGANISED
When purchasing your wrapping paper and decorating additions, make sure that they all co-ordinate – that way, during the wrapping process, you’ll never have to remove anything. A few good items to purchase when creating unpredictable Christmas bundles could be: rope in different colours and textures, stamps, pom-poms, pencils, nametags, pegs, stickers and mirrored discs.
STEP 2: MIX & MATCH YOUR WRAP
Give your gift that “clashed” sort of feeling. Once you’ve wrapped the present entirely pick another wrap that’s different to the one you’ve just used – cut it down to size and use it as a runner down the center.
STEP 3: STAMP IT YOUR WAY
Adding stamps is a fun way to personalise your gift but also an easy way to get your message across!
STEP 4: DOUBLE THE GIFTS
Add small extra gifts to the main bundle, such as notepads, pens & pencils, pegs & stickers to even more interest on the gifts.
STEP 5: TAG & TWINE
Finish up the wrapping process by gathering different strings and pieces of rope that match to your wrap. Add your gift tags here as well – these could be ones you have bought or your own creations.
STEP 6: PUT A CHERRY ON TOP
Tie on small ornaments, or add a little wooden letter in place of a name tag. Finally, if it matches, sprinkle on a little confetti or pom-poms!
Use craft paper as stamping paper – it really shows the ink up well and provides a great contrast to the bright wrap underneath.
MIMI MYRTLE & CO
Mimi-Myrtle +Co. is a Melbourne based creative collective; made up of graphic designer Miriam McWilliam (Mimi) and florist Megan Schmidtke (Myrtle). Together they designing, beautify and conceptualise solutions for every project; through graphic design, floristry and artful styling for events, spaces, brands and photo shoots…
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