I love giving and receiving gifts and I love to wrap presents beautifully but life does not always allow enough time. This year I decided to make a difference to those nearest and dearest ad this is how I am decorating their presents... all are quick makes, I promise!
|Present and holly combination|
For the present I just chained 10 and dc into each stitch and continued the number of rows to make it either square or rectangle depending on how I wanted it to look. for the ribbon, I just chain stitched over the top and for the bow again just chained. Very quick and I think effective.
|Crochet bag with label inside|
|A personal message inside|
For the crochet bag pattern follow link to last years advent calendar, scroll down and you will find the tutorial, these are very quick to make. Teeny bag crochet pattern
|Adding recipients initial as a gift tag|
For the alphabet crochet I used these for my patterns, a couple of the letters are fiddly, but it's such a personal touch it is worth it. Crochet alphabet letters
|A quick stamped gift tag with holly|
For the holly I used Lucy for Attic 24's pattern Jolly holly and for the berries I used my own pattern from my poppy brooches, again scroll down the post to see the tutorial Holly berries
|A group of hearts|
For the hearts it's back to Lucy Teeny tiny hearts
|Presents wrapped and waiting to be handed out|
♥ How are you gift wrapping this year? ♥