Friday 11 December 2015

Sharing the magic of giving this Christmas with Sellotape

Sharing the magic of giving at Christmas with Sellotape

This Christmas, Sellotape is donating Christmas gifts to vulnerable children and young carers at the Honeypot Children's Charity, and have updated the packaging of their Original Golden Roll to include information about their support of the charity.

Honeypot has been working since 1996 to enhance the lives of vulnerable children and young carers aged 5-12 years old, and they provide respite breaks and on-going outreach support for the children. I was asked by Sellotape to take part in a very special challenge - to wrap some carefully chosen gifts that Sellotape will be giving to children at the charity using Sellotape products.

I must admit that I don't usually pay a lot of attention to how I wrap my presents, but with these gifts going to such important recipients I enjoyed spending a bit of time to try and make them look extra special, and I really hope that I've done a good job!

I received two gifts to wrap - a toy electric guitar and a Play Doh set - along with a selection of Sellotape products and other crafty bits and pieces to help me.

Sharing the magic of giving at Christmas with Sellotape

I decided to start with the toy guitar. I loved the gorgeous blue metallic wrapping paper that I was sent, and with some sparkly snowflake stickers included in my hamper I decided to go with a Frozen inspired snowflake theme.

First I wrapped up the parcel, luckily it was a nice simple shape! Then I wrapped it around with some Sellotape festive tape. This is clear Sellotape which has lovely little snowflakes printed all across it, and it looks beautiful on the dark paper. I stuck one of the snowflake gem stickers onto some plain silver wrapping paper and cut it out, then I glued it onto the front of the parcel at the point where the tape crosses.

Then I decorated the rest of the parcel with some more of the smaller snowflake gem stickers.

Sharing the magic of giving at Christmas with Sellotape

The Play Doh is a present for a younger child, and so I decided to try and make it a bit more fun. It's an awkward shape, so I wasn't quite sure how to approach it, and I went with my usual method of pretending that it is square and making sure that the edges are firmly secured with tape! I chose some bright, fun wrapping paper with penguins on. The design also features a holly leaf and snowflakes, which matched a jingling holly berry decoration and red snowflake trim which I received in my hamper.

Sharing the magic of giving at Christmas with Sellotape

To finish the parcel I cut out one of the penguin motifs from some spare wrapping paper, mounted him onto silver paper and then onto a piece of thin card. I used some foam pads to stick him onto the front of the parcel so that he stood out a little way, and then added some holly leaf stickers.

I hope that the finished parcel looks fun and inviting when it's under the tree!

Sharing the magic of giving at Christmas with Sellotape

This is a compensated post, and I received a hamper of wrapping materials.

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