Wrap it up: make your own wrapping paper
Design your own striking wrapping paper by stamping festive motifs onto plain paper
A single colour theme creates a smart look.
You will need
● Craft paper, stamps and ink pads
Lay out a sheet of plain paper.
Starting at the bottom corner, stamp a column of motifs evenly along its length.
Continue down the next column, staggering the motif.
Continue this ‘brick-work' pattern until you have covered all of the paper.
Paper, from £2.50, Paperchase. Opera Star, Christmas Tree and Spirit Flake stamps, from £3.95 each, The English Stamp Company. Ribbons, from a selection, VV Rouleaux. Striped string on wooden bobbin, £12.50, RE. Rodeo Check gingham (J329F-03), £28/m, Jane Churchill. Vintage baubles, from £2 each, Acorn & Will. Silver and leaf bauble, £7.25, Jelly and Icecream
Styling and words: Caroline Reeves. Photos: Rachel Whiting