Blue Parcels 

  
In keeping with my blue Christmas theme, I needed to make some wrapping paper. 

For my birthday I was given this gorgeous Amy Butler book of stencils:

  
And I still save my paper bags for crafting:

  
So it was a no-brainer really! I was dying to try out those stencils!

  
I chose these patterns because I felt they were the most Christmassy:

   
   
Some blue paint and a sponge roller, the opened out paper bags, and I was ready to get messy!

  
I started them all with paler blues, before moving onto a second layer of dark blue.

   
    
    
   
They turned out well, I love the imperfections in them all. So much nicer than mundane mass produced wrapping paper from the shop!

   
   
And the presents just look fabulous!

   
   
All ready for Christmas Day!

About Aixie

Artist Crafter Interiors Addict Crazy Cat Lady
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3 Responses to Blue Parcels 

  1. Nancy says:

    A sophisticated effect. Very attractive! What a nice change from all the slick, commercial wrapping paper.

    • Aixie says:

      Thanks Nancy 😊 I like to do something a bit different, a bit more personalised and hand crafted. With the bonus that it is also upcycling something that has outlived its previous life, rather than buy something new and commercial! ❤️

  2. daphnecybele says:

    Gorgeous! I think I need a copy of that stencil book and now I have a reason to save paper bags. Love your style, that room looks so lovely.

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