Gahh can you believe it's less than two weeks to Christmas?! I'd love to tell you I'm all ready for it but that would be a downright lie, and moi is hosting Christmas this year (eek!), for the first time ever (double eek!). I wonder if my family are as nervous as I am?! ;)

Sooooo, if like me you've still to buy half your presents and wrap them, I thought I'd share with you a little easy, peasy DIY. Do it yourself, you gasp. Like you haven't got enough already to do, right?! But I promise it is so super easy, cheap and a nice little personal touch to your presents.

All you need is a paper roll (mine is from Ikea, a huge roll at just £3), washi tape (also Ikea), bakers twine, and a good ole Sharpie pen.

Oh and on a side note, can I just say how amazing washi tape is when wrapping gifts, GAME CHANGER! None of the endlessly searching for the end of the sellotape and then ending up taping yourself more than the gift itself. A quick tear of washi tape and your present is wrapped before you know it. Oh washi tape, how I love thee.

Anyhoo, I'll stop rambling, if I go on it really will be Christmas.

What makes this an even easier DIY is that you can do it as you wrap your presents, so you kill two birds with one stone. Simply cut the paper to the size you'll need for your gift. 

With your sharpie pen you could create any design you wanted. I personally went for a repeat design of Christmas words and phrases.

noel  /  joy  /  ho ho ho  /  santa baby

There you have it, a simple DIY, with a personal touch. I wish I could claim the tags were my own, but that would be another downright lie, jeez who's got time to make their own gift tag?! ;) They are from Marks and Spencer :)


  1. I love this! This is a DIY I think I'll actually do. I've got a few rolls of brown paper leftover from our wedding and I just ordered my first washi tapes.

    Thanks for this lovely idea.

    Also, your wrapping turned out so beautiful! Your hand writing is amazing!

  2. Wow, Claire! Your presents look amazing - just like they've been professionally wrapped! I can't say that if I attempted this my results would be anywhere near as perfect as yours. We are hosting Christmas too, not for the first time, but we've got both sides of the family coming (15 of us in total) for our son's first Christmas - yikes!

    I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas!

  3. Hi Claire, these look great. I would love to do the same but my writing skills are less than impressive! I stuck to stamping parcel paper!
    I have seen via IG that you had a lovely christmas. Wishing you a happy and healthy new year.
    Lots of love from The Bungalow Crew xxx