How To Add A Personal Touch To Your Wrapping Paper

If your family is anything like my family then Christmas Eve brings a last minute dash to wrap those final presents for under the tree. I don’t mind the actual wrapping (really I find it quite therapeutic) but this year I’m trying to find new and unique ways to personalise my family’s presents. I like the idea of giving them a little personality and not just using reams of paper that ends up in the bin. So I’ve been thinking about how best to go about this and have come up with some lovely ways you can add a personal touch to your wrapping paper.

The Holly and the Ivy

If there’s a way of adding a personal touch to your presents that won’t cause lots of extra waste then I’m all for it. Picking some holly or ivy and tucking it into the ribbon adds a lovely little bit extra to your gifts- red berries on brown paper look beautiful too but just make sure they’re not poisonous before you incorporate them into your wrapping! If foliage isn’t all that easy to come by then cut a few sprigs off your Christmas tree and use that instead.

DIY gift tags

 Instead of spending extra time (and extra money) on gift tags, I’ve bought myself a little stamp set and I’m going to hand decorate the wrapping paper. Recipients names, little messages or Christmassy pictures will dress up simple brown paper and ensure that no present looks alike.

Wrapped in ribbon

Ribbon is a perfect way to dress up plain paper and make presents all the prettier. Keep ribbon all year round and re-use it at Christmas; a different coloured ribbon for each member of the family and doesn’t cost a penny. Making a dent in that massive ribbon drawer would also be really helpful.

Lots of places sell recycled wrapping paper so it’s much easier to do your bit for the environment this Christmas and still be sure of how to add a personal touch to your wrapping paper. See how I decorated my presents below and shop everything you need.

What I’m Wearing: Dress by Boden, Socks by John Lewis

xx,

Louise Loves

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Follow My Adventures
on Instagram

  • Have you seen my stories?! How should I get him back... #revengeissweet 💨 💨 💨
  • Looking through old photos today, how was she ever this little? Just a little mouse! 
So to all the mummies out there... how is the jump from 1 to 2 👶? Not quite ready yet, but pondering!
  • I’m freezing. Should’ve worn my thermal vest like Mum said 👕 
But I do love these jeans!
  • London Fashion Week I’ve missed you! 
Ps. This is my mum’s @marksandspencer coat from the ‘80’s, how cool is that 😎
  • Bill and Ben, the flower pot men 🌾
  • The faux-leather skirt of dreams... Such a perfect piece for giving me a bit of power when I need it. Link in bio for why I love the power of the leather skirt and shop my faves http://liketk.it/2KktR #liketkit @liketoknow.it
  • Between work trips and house moving, I haven’t had a chance to get to a gym. I really enjoyed my training session with @pvolve the other weekend but the best thing about them is that you can stream the exercises from home, which makes working out in my own time so much easier. Swipe up on my stories for the link and use my code LOUISEROE for 15% off. There’s also free international shipping so you can try their equipment anywhere. #pvolvepartner
  • #ad Getting ready for a biiiig red carpet tonight in London, I’ll be chatting to every star of @skytv’s brand new #SkyUpNext shows... watch my takeover live on @SkyTV’s IG, and plan your sofa entertainment for the rest of 2020! Ps. These shows are epic, I got a sneak peek 📺 🧐
  • Winter ☀️ my fave...
  • No time to take a pic today so i filmed a little unpacking update instead! Are you following @louiseroehome yet? Here’s a peak of my new closet... & excuse the greasy hair, I am gross (but v happy!) 😂 📦 📦 📦
  • I don’t love what the long winter has done to my energy levels & skin! Some of the little changes I made since moving from LA, for winter wellbeing: porridge for brekkie, homemade ginger tea, oversized cosy jumpers and @LumityLife supplements. The morning capsules stop me reaching for a second (or third!) coffee, and the night time vitamins have helped me wind down & sleep better. Swipe up on my stories to shop  #Lumity #LumityLife #YourBestAgeIsNow #ad
  • At this point, am I in the #SATC movie?! A fond farewell to @eliesaabworld from the Dubai Desert #leparfumessentiel #eliesaabparfum #backtoessentials #ad
powered by chloédigital
Read previous post:
Louise Roe of Front Roe explains how to make DIY Christmas Oranges
Pomander Oranges DIY

To me, nothing says Christmas more than the smell of orange and cloves. It's a really distinctive smell that I...

Close