17 December 2015

Creative Wrapping For Kids - The Magic of Giving with Sellotape


Sellotape have partnered with The Honeypot Children’s Charity for a second year running this Christmas, to help raise vital funds for both young carers and the vulnerable aged just 5-12 years of age. They are also sharing the magic of giving by donating lots of lovely gifts and I had the pleasure of receiving some toys to wrap creatively to send to them. 

Hopefully these will help to put smiles on faces come 25th December.




We received a bumper craft box of paper, card, felt string and a variety of Sellotape products, including the very useful On-Hand Dispenser, along with a pretty pink scooter and a Play Doh set as presents.

Generally I just add a tag to usual gifts for family and friends, maybe adding a little matching bow, but I decided to try and make these a little more special for the recipients, as they are so incredibly special too. 

Every child deserves a magical Christmas regardless of what they face at home and Sellotape believe this too. Honeypot is the only UK charity that provides consistent respite support - that's certainly worthy of some extra effort.




Reindeer are a favourite winter animal of the Mini Mes so I used the paper to create one while wrapping the Play Doh which was rather an unusual shaped toy. 
  • I cut the brown paper to size and laid it down flat then placed the set in the centre. 
  • I pulled the paper up and around the sides of the gift, folding and flattening where necessary, and then twisted it slightly before tying it with thick, iridescent ribbon. This is similar to how I would usually wrap a bottle of wine!
  • I then split the paper above the ribbon by tearing it in two to make antlers. 
  • I drew on eyes with a pen and added a red circle of card with Sellotape as the nose.
Not only is there now the excitement of wanting to know what surprise is inside but it will look incredibly cute until opened! I was rather pleased with how this turned out so I've wrapped a few other gifts the same for Minxy and Jamster.






The scooter is packaged in a large rectangular box and aimed at a child slightly older so I decided to make an origami windmill with some holly stickers, use the Festive refill from the Sellotape dispenser to decorate it and make a little concertina Christmas Tree to stick on. I hadn't really attempted much origami before but I found it quite relaxing. The Mini Mes quickly learnt how to make these too!

  • To make the tree I folded a green piece of card in one direction and then back over in the other so it had a zig zag appearance once complete. I used Sellotape to tie one end together to form the triangular tree shape.
  • The felt icicle style ribbon was placed around the tree diagonally to represent tree lights and secured at the back with Sellotape.
  • This was stuck into place and a star sticker was added just above




The result...





I had a lovely time being involved in such an inspiring project and I hope the children at Honeypot get much joy from these two gifts along with others that they receive.

Don't forget to look out for the limited edition Original Golden roll from Sellotape.
You can also make a donation to the Honeypot charity here: http://www.honeypot.org.uk/donate-now/




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34 comments :

  1. Oh wow what a fab way to wrap a present. And a lovely charity too.

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  2. Aww! How adorable...What a great way to wrap presents.

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  3. These are so inventively wrapped, I am so impressed! I especially love the Rudolph. What a lovely initiative, I hope they enjoyed them!

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  4. I'm rubbish at wrapping so some good ideas there x

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  5. Those wrapping creations are superb, what a fab idea. The Sellotape dispenser always comes I use at this time of year.x

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  6. Oh wow, you are great at these creative wrapping ideas. I love the reindeer one, how cute is that!

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  7. Claire Elizabeth Noke28 December 2015 at 18:50

    Oh wow! how creative.... I would have never have thought of something like this! Thanks - will definitely use the inspiration for birthday pressies and xmas pressies next year :)

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  8. I LOVE the reindeer! What a brilliantly creative way of wrapping a present. It looks so cute too!

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  9. Such a great idea. I love the reindeer one! x

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  10. What a great looking parcel! I bet they loved that

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  11. Those are such clever wrapping ideas! I wish I would have seen these last week.

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  12. Ah how brilliant! What a lovely project and your wrapping is incredible! I just love that reindeer, I can only dream of being that creative!x

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  13. Some lovely ideas - have bookmarked for next year!

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  14. Great idea - I hate wrapping although have the sellotape gadget thingys to help me! Hope you had a great Christmas :) Kaz x

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  15. Oh I love the reindeer one and the tree decoration on the wrapping looks really special. What a lovely project! X

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  16. What a fab craft box to receive!! Would have a field day with that myself. The reindeer wrapping is incredible x

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  17. I love these wrapping ideas! What a lovely thing to do, and an amazing craft box to receive! I hope this good cause got lots of exposure over Xmas xx

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  18. Fantastic wato get children involved with wrapping and great ideas for me to try

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  19. I hate wrapping presents, these are a great idea, maybe I could get the kids to do some of it for me! (Unfortunately the majority of the presents are theirs though!)

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  20. Oh wow! That is such a fab idea to wrap presents! xx

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  21. I love packaging! these are such cute ideas x

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  22. The Rudolf wrapping is brilliant.

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  23. great ideas and fab review thank you will have to try this with my children :)

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  24. I love it

    it is better than just boring plain sellotape x

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  25. what great ways to do fancy wrapping xx

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  26. Aaaw! What great ideas! Thank you for sharing them with us.

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  27. they look great really lovely

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