We’re teaching our eldest that while Christmas is a lovely time for receiving presents, the act of giving feels equally if not more rewarding.
We’ve been busily making gifts for family members like recycled crayons, stationery caddies, and lots of bits and pieces using bits and bobs we’ve got around the home. We’ve even potted some of the plants we’ve been nurturing this year.
A lot of the fun of presents is the wrapping – so this is what we’ve been doing to personalise our wrapping paper.
Potato Print Kraft Paper – we’ve got a big wroll of brown kraft packing paper, cut up some potatos and carved stars into them, and gone to town with red, green and gold paint.
Music Wrapping – two of our family members are musicians, so we found some old sheet music from my piano playing (Gasp!) days and wrapped their gifts in that.
Then, for useful gifts, we had master 2 paint on some plain tea towels with fabric paints. So we’ve wrapped up the new bachelor’s in our family’s presents in tea towels.
Dressed up with ribbon, and some baubles, they look really cute!