Blogmas Day 7: My Favourite Part - Wrapping

I've said it before and I'll say it again...I LOVE wrapping presents. I think it might be the order and the fact I'm making things pretty but I actually find it therapeutic! Theres nothing better then a perfectly matched ribbon and a beautifully styled pile of gifts. I love it (have I said that already?). So I thought I would dedicate Blogmas Day 7 to wrapping. I'll show you what combinations I've used this year and give you some tips along the way, so lets get started. 

I always think it's best to pick a colour theme, red and white, red and gold, silver and blue, purple and white, which ever you choose buy each part of the decoration according to that colour. For example for a red and white theme choose a wrapping paper with more white then red and choose a red shiny ribbon for contract and sparkle. Then choose a red gift tag to match. This year I chose Navy (or dark blue), Copper, White. and Gold. This allowed me to wrap multiple peoples gifts and colour code them so I know who's is who's. 

Image Source: Sophie Howard

Image Source: Sophie Howard

The gold polka dot wrapping is from Tesco (I bought it a while ago so it's no longer available) and the Blue and Gold Trees wrapping is from Paperchase. The ribbon is from John Lewis and you get all four colours in one pack. 

When it comes to gift wrapping, double sized tape is going to be your best friend! That's how you get a perfect seam. When you have any open edge of the wrapping paper remember to fold it over on itself so you can't see the white back of the paper. 

Image Source: Sophie Howard

Image Source: Sophie Howard

Image Source: Sophie Howard

Image Source: Sophie Howard

Now when it comes to figuring out your ribbon length I have a trick. take the longest edge of your gift and measure it out in your chosen ribbon, do that a total of five times and you will have the perfect length of ribbon for your bow and all of the fancy curls on top.  

Image Source: Sophie Howard

Image Source: Sophie Howard

Image Source: Sophie Howard

Image Source: Sophie Howard

So there you have it, my wrapping scheme for this year and a few top tips I use to create that perfect look. I hope you enjoyed this post and it gave you a helping hand to get your christmas wrapping on point! I would like to thank everyone who voted for me in the UK Blog Awards, I truly appreciate each and every vote and would thank all of you personally if the votes weren't anonymous! Until tomorrow for Day 8 of Blogmas...

Much love, 

Sophie 

Image Source: Sophie Howard

Image Source: Sophie Howard