4 easy last minute DIY gift wrapping ideas

If you are in need of a little DIY gift wrapping ideas I have a few suggestions for you from the archives of Wink.

Wink XOXO Tag

1. Washi Tape

It is super easy to jazz up any present with a tag and a little washi tape. I am obsessed and have way too many rolls but you can never have enough colour! In New Zealand you can buy it here and here.

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2. Hand Lettering

A little hand lettering adds a sweet and personalised touch to any gift. You don’t have to be an expert in writing or drawing to create something lovely – have a look here and here for ideas.

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3. Stamp it

Making a mini stamp from something around the house can produce some amazing (and professional looking) results. You can use this to decorate paper, bags, boxes or even cards. Have a look here for some ideas.

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4. Box it

Boxes are a great way to package little bits and pieces up and you don’t need any wrapping paper. Accessories can be as diverse as ribbon, a chalkboard tag or some florals. Have a look for cute boxes here and here.

Love Ideas Ink Gift Guide – a few ideas

Christmas is now coming at a very fast pace! 14 sleeps to go on this side of the world = time to get organised. If you are not so much organised a) I hear you and b) I have some ideas for you.

Plus for today only get 25% off all Love Ideas Ink items in our Etsy and Felt shops by using the code HELLOCHRISTMAS at checkout.

Desk Calendar

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Shop here on Etsy or here on Felt.

All images by Natalie Morgan Photography except Image 2 by me.

Anything is possible…

I spent the weekend soaking up the inspirational magic of The Blogcademy Auckland and I feel so lucky! Being surrounded by all this excitement, energy and action was super inspiring and I do feel like anything is possible for me moving forward. I have a lot more to share including all the Wink styling of the event and what I took away from the workshop which will come in the next week or so if Christmas orders don’t slow me down too much.

In the meantime here are a couple of my Instagram snaps from the weekend to get you inspired too!

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1 -Great colours from Joanna working up against the Wink backdrop // 2 – Wink custom banner made from Gala Darling’s Instagram // 3 – Wink photo props ready for action

Fun and bright wrapping paper roundup – 6 of the best

One of my favourite things about Christmas is picking my gift wrap. Every year it is the decision that starts off the Christmas buying period and sets the mood for the season. Serious huh! I do love me some gift wrap. In case you didn’t want to purchase yours, here are 6 of the best fun and bright downloadable gift wraps for you to check out. Neon for Christmas? I think so.

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1 – Printable Holiday tags and wrap by Amy Moss for Oh Happy Day // 2 – Confetti Edition Gift Wrap by Mini Eco // 3- Free Pineapple Gift Wrap by WhimseyBox // 4 – Watermelon love wrapping paper by Brenda Bird // 5 – Free printable geometric wrapping paper by Something Peach // 6 – Printable ice cream gift wrap by Make and Tell

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Whew. November just flew by in a whirlwind of markets, anniversaries and my birthday. It was a lovely month though in many ways and it is always the calm before the storm that is December. Here are a couple of my favourite November shots from Instagram.

1 – A little snapshot of my (once tidy) desk – it very rarely looks like this so I wanted to capture the moment! Something about Christmas makes my office go crazy. 2 – A sneak peek at my styled shoot with Jel Photography – love this shot of the confetti balloon. 3 – Loving this hand lettering by Australian based Pen Loves Paper. 4 – I celebrated my 2 year Anniversary of Self Employment with a few words. 5 – Gorgeous floral inspiration from Barefoot in Bali – aren’t the colours in this divine?!

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Felt Gift Guide – NZ made goodies + gifts

I started my first online shop over at Felt and to this day I love what they have to offer and the super style they do it in. If you are in New Zealand this is the place to be to shop – supporting local, handmade and crafty endeavours of creative New Zealanders everywhere!

The lovely team at Felt have put together their most impressive Gift Guide yet which you can view here on the front page. There are also pages and pages of gift ideas here as well and I am thrilled both Love Ideas Ink and Wink feature in amongst the pages.

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Love Ideas Ink Today I choose Joy Notebook // Love Ideas Ink Ho ho ho Gift Tags