This year I was tutored by Pip Lincolne in how to wrap a present. And then Lauca made me these sublime Christmas tags and together the results were a whole lot better than last year’s wrapping efforts where we tried to find nice but cheap Christmas paper in the shops.
By the way I absolutely love Christmas (see here, here, here, here, here and here for instance) and it’s quite obnoxious for anyone who hates the season, and I know there are a few of you like that. You should skip me in December.
brown wrapping paper – $2
stationery tags – $0.25 per tag
book from op shop for cutting up – $1
Christmas cocktail recipe cards from ‘reject shop’ – $2
string – $2
pipe cleaners from ‘reject shop’ – $1
spending money for my 2 children plus one guest-child to keep them all occupied during the shopping trip – $4 per child
(best $12 I ever spent, kept the kids so quiet and co-operative and happy with all their bargain shopping)
And heaps of left-overs for events to come.