Christmas washi tape gift wrap

My stash of washi tape is pretty large, but instead of complicated wrapping, most of the time my favourite way to wrap a parcel still just uses a touch of plain black washi tape or classic neon pink. I’ve rounded up some of my favourite but very simple Christmas washi tape gift wrapping below. Which is your favourite?

Christmas washi tape

Sources, from top left: 1. Jessica Nielsen 2. Vorstellung von Schon 3. A Quiet Style (this also uses gold and white bakers twine and this Yellow Owl Workshop conifer stamp set) 4. Almost makes perfect 5. Griottes 6. Chocolate Creative.

Follow my gift wrapping Pinterest board for lots of seasonal gift wrap ideas.

Three ways to wrap with bakers’ twine

I always have a  supply of bakers twine close at hand - it is an easy way to smarten up plain brown or white paper, and at 100m in length it lasts a really long time. This Christmas I tried out three different ways of wrapping using bakers twine.

Three ways to wrap using bakers twine

Bakers twine wrapping 1

1. Simple plaiting using red and pink bakers twine. {Also like this tiny to and from stamp, and watercolour letters. Watercolour edging too, of course.}

Bakers twine 2

2. Twine-stamped paper – {I saw this idea on Pinterest.} I wrapped some string around a spare stamp block, and quite like how it shows the stripy effect of the string.

Bakers twine 3

3. Bakers twine tassels {you can follow similar instructions to this tutorial here.}

Which is your favourite? {PS, love this post by Mel Wiggins on wrapping with kids.}

Simple clay gift tags

Every Christmas you can be guaranteed that blog posts start to appear in support of the easy craft material which is DAS air drying clay - what it says on the tin {packet.} It’s inexpensive – this time I just bought a tiny packet which made quite a few tags.

DAS gift tags © Papermash

I made some simple gift tags by rolling out some clay, drawing round a paper tag to give me a template, stamping an inked pencil rubber for the dots and using these lowercase stamps for the letters. I would suggest using an old ink pad if you have one {where the ink is a bit dryer.} I used this ink but when I opened a fresh one, the ink didn’t take at all in the clay. Also I used red ink, which then dried out as pink. You could also try making the dots and filling them with glitter. When they are dry, you can smooth the edges with a nail file.

Das spotted gift tags © Papermash

The clay takes around 24 hours to dry but make simple personalised tags {here combined with black and gold glitter twine and pink neon jute twine.}

Are you following along on Instagram? I’m sharing a gift wrapping idea each day of advent {@lynneatpapermash}.