I do love all the Christmas crafts around, there are so many lovely ideas for using up old packaging, making gift tags, recycling Christmas cards and turning toilet tolls into Christmas figurines. I wasn’t sure which of my ideas I wanted to share the most. In the end I settled on a very simple idea that my children adore: A Christmas gift tree decoration. A bit of a mouthful as it is two things in one, a little like a Christmas cracker but without the bang and so very simple to make.
This will be the first year at Coombe Mill that we will have our games room to host our Christmas activities. I plan to put a Tree up in there and decorate it with a little Christmas gift tree decoration for each of the children staying this Christmas. It will be a little something extra for them to open while the adults are enjoying a glass of bubbly or two at our Christmas Eve Family Celebrations.
What You’ll Need
Gift wrap string
Christmas wrapping paper (left over scraps are fine)
Gift to fit inside your toilet roll
Christmas Message (optional)
Here are the downloadable messages I used, click on the image below to get a printable version.
Seal one end of the toilet roll:
a) Press one end of the toilet roll inwards to make a dent.
b) Turn the toilet roll round 180 degrees and do the same
again to form two peaks at one end
c) Fold the Two Peaks down
2. Place the Gift(s) inside the toilet roll with a Christmas message.
3. Fold the toilet roll end as above to achieve your sealed parcel.
4. Wrap the gift in Christmas paper large enough to cover the shape.
5. Take a piece of gift wrap string and create a cross design to hold the present together.
Finishing at the top with a double knot and enough string left to tie onto a branch of your tree.
6. Add your Christmas Gift Tree Decoration to your Christmas tree.
A few Extras you could try.
Try filling and wrapping match boxes instead of toilet rolls
Why not look up a few Christmas Jokes to put inside instead of a Christmas Message?
Make them rustic style with brown paper and rough string and add a sprig of holly or Ivy.
Why not make 25 and use them as advent calendar presents.
How to Make a Christmas gift Tree Decoration Tutorial Vlog
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