I think I've reached the end of the roll for Christmas wrapping. I try new things every year but this year might just be the only way I wrap my presents from now on.
I don't think it's just The Ick talking, when I say that I may have landed on what will now be known as my signature wrapping.
That's right. I'm the kind of fancy person that has signature wrapping and a cold water bidet attachment on their toilet.
So the fanciest kind of fancy. Britney Spears fancy.
Also, I own a poodle: Fancy level immediately elevated yet again.
But back to the wrapping. There are a couple of reasons this might be the way I wrap from here-on-in.
- It feels stupidly wasteful to buy a wax seal kit with the entire alphabet and only use it once.
- The presents look beautiful and it was fun to do.
- I can completely change the look by swapping out what colour paper, wax and ribbon I use so even though technically the present wrapping will be exactly the same, it can look different every year.
For the moment I'm pretty sold on the blue and red though.
You can find everything I bought to do this year's Christmas wrapping in this post. I used wax seals, gold and red metallic wax, markers for highlighting the seals and satin ribbon.
The ONE thing I didn't let you in on was the paper I was using. I ordered a custom blue & white toile wrapping paper from Zazzle. The print is huge but you can scale it back when you order it if you want to make a smaller print.
I'd never ordered custom paper before so I didn't know what to expect. For the price I was hoping for something 4 - 500 times thicker than dollar store wrapping paper.
I also wasn't sure if the quality of print would be good. It is.
And it's very thick. You'd never be able to see any box markings underneath, and it doesn't tear at the corners when you wrap things up tightly.
If you aren't convinced this is the wrapping for you, I'm so sorry, I hear lobotomy is a very painful process. When you're feeling up to it you can peruse these Christmas wrapping posts from past years that might be more to your liking.
They include materials like pinecones, leather and dinky cars.
Next week you'll get to see the rest of the house, and the presents will be tucked under the trees where they belong.
Oops I did it again.