9 Christmas Gift Wrapping Essentials

With Christmas in just over two weeks, we’re sharing 9 of our Christmas gift wrapping essentials to help you prepare for the busy wrapping season ahead.

1. Let’s start with the basics – you need paper, and lots of it! Here’s where our Daily Christmas Paper Set steps up to the plate.  With 36 sheets of pretty designs you’ll have plenty to play with.

Dailylike Paper Set - Daily Christmas

2. Giving home made treats? You might want to get a few of our Kraft Ziplock Bags. Combining ziplock freshness with the beauty of kraft paper, it’s a match made in heaven.

Dailylike Kraft Ziplock Bags

3. If subtlety is your thing then you’ll want some of our Glass Tape. Clear cello tape with beautiful designs, it’s also great for decorating glass jars.

Dailylike Glass Tape - Crown and Lace

4. Wondering how you can jazz up your gift of cash or vouchers? Our Patterned Envelopes are just what you need!

Dailylike Patterned Envelopes - Small - Gold Dot and Gold Stripe

5. Nothing says Christmas like classic red and white. Our gorgeous Thick Red Twine looks great with minimum effort needed!

Dailylike Thick Red Twine

6. Add some festive cheer with our lovely Fabric Tapes. Easy to use, they add a pop of colour and texture when you need it. This pretty little set is Snow Bell.

Dailylike Fabric Tape - Snow Bell - Christmas

7. Sometimes you can get stuck wrapping a weird shaped present. Gift Boxes to the rescue! We have a great mix of shapes and sizes to help you out.

Dailylike Pillow Box - Large and Small - Rudolph

8. Want to show off your Christmas treats? Grab a few of our Clear Gift Bags – they look cute and you can still see what’s inside.

Dailylike Clear Gift Bag - Small - Gold Dot

9. And of course you can’t be without some awesome Washi Tapes to dress up your gift wrapping. Our pick is this super cute Winter Green set which features mini Christmas tress and snowflakes.

Dailylike Washi Tape - Winter Green - Christmas Tree and Snowflakes

So now that we’ve equipped you with what you need, let the wrapping begin!

Kids Christmas Activity Set

I always loved activity books as a kid so I created this cute Activity Set project for Better Homes and Gardens to entertain the kids on Christmas Day!

Dailylike Christmas Activity Set DIY Project

The project uses fabric and trims from our Christmas Sewing Sets and I made a mini activity book that you can print at home.

Dailylike Christmas Activity Set DIY Project

The activities include drawing and word games around the Christmas theme, plus some colouring and tic-tac-ho!

This makes a special treat for Christmas day.  I hope you give this project a go!

You can click here to download the free project sheet and printable activity book from the BHG Shop website.

Sarah xx

Easy Christmas Cards made with Washi Tape

Wondering what to do with your ever-growing collection of washi tapes? Here’s a cute project I created for Better Homes and Gardens to show how quick and easy it is to use washi tape to make something wonderful!

Easy Christmas Cards made with Washi Tape by Dailylike

Using a great mix of Christmas themed washi tapes, these DIY cards are simple enough for the kids to join in (which means novice crafters can do it too!).

You’ll find the project on the BHG Shop website. Click here to download the free project sheet and printable template. Have fun making!

Sarah xx

PS. The washi tape designs featured in this project are: Aileen, Amuze, Dot Silver, Love Gold, Martha, Scarlet, Starry Gold and Winter Green.

20 Christmas Ideas with Fabric Stickers

Wondering what you can create with our Fabric Stickers for Christmas? Here’s 20 ideas to get you started!

1. Christmas tree napkin rings with Wish Wish.

2. Star garlands with Holy Night.

3. Christmas tree table settings with Twinkle.

4. Holly leaf cake toppers with Snowflake.

5. Up-cycle old boxes with Snow Bell.

6. Cute Santa hats with Afresh.

7. Christmas ornaments with Daily Christmas.

8. Christmas wrapping for the blokes with Holy Night.

9. Christmas treats with Celebrate.

10. Pinwheels with Winter Forest.

11. Nordic inspired Christmas trees with Snow Village.

12. Merry Christmas banner with Twinkle.

13. Pretty garlands with Owl.

14. Mini lanterns with Twilight.

15. Pretty envelopes with Winter Forest.

16. Christmas favours with Blossom.

17. Hanging Christmas trees with Strawberry Berry, Flower and Berry Stripe.

18. Fortune cookies with Dear Grove.

19. Christmas blooms with October Grace.

20. Baby bon bons with Nostalgia Blue Sky.

We hope this post has given you a few new ideas to play with! What will you create?

See our full range of Fabric Stickers over here.

Kaleidoscope Blog : Our Expert Tips for Christmas Gift Wrapping

Dailylike Christmas Gift Wrapping for Kaleidoscope Blog

We are very honoured to have featured on the Kaleidoscope blog with some of our Christmas gift wrapping ideas! We created three colour themes to inspire you: Bold + Bright (shown above), Subtle + Natural, and Cheery + Festive. Make sure you pop over to Kaleidoscope to see the full feature here.

Thank you to Amanda Fuller for this wonderful opportunity to share a little of what we do!

Project : Christmas Napkin Rings & Placecards by Fiona Michelon

Christmas Napkin Rings & Placecards by Craft Hunter for Dailylike

Christmas Napkin Rings & Placecards by Craft Hunter for Dailylike

Christmas Napkin Rings & Placecards by Craft Hunter for Dailylike

Skill level
Beginner

Supplies needed:
– 1 x set of Fabric Tape in Afresh
– 1 x set of Fabric Stickers in Afresh
– 1 x Beige Twine
– 1 x Dailylike Lace DL06
– Fresh flowers
– Fabric napkins
– Small gift boxes
– Hole punch
– Metal napkin rings (optional)
– Pencil and Scissors

I love the idea of staying away from the traditional Christmas styles and just making a beautiful, homely entertaining space that feels really special for the festive season. With a combo of soft greens, fabric textures and fresh flowers you can make a space that still has a Christmas vibe, but will have your guests talking about your dinner party for years to come.

The trick is to choose just a few colours or patterns and stick with just those in a variety of applications. The end result will look really interesting but still uniformed thanks to the repeated colour scheme.

Mix a combo of fresh flowers and fake fabric leaves for a really pretty look.

Instructions:

Step 1
Sketch out some leaf shapes onto the back of your green fabric sticker and cut them out with scissors. For these green leaves, leave a tab shape that’s approx. 1cm at the bottom of the leaf. Repeat these steps with some extra leaves in the floral and grid pattern stickers too but just cut these with a rounded bottom. Punch a hole in the bottom of these coloured leaves.

Christmas Napkin Rings & Placecards by Craft Hunter for Dailylike

Step 2
Use your Fabric Tape to decorate some plain linen napkins. Cut some mini triangles to decorate the bottom, and for others just apply a solid strip of tape across the bottom.
It can look really beautiful with mixed patterns in a similar colour scheme so have fun with it!

Christmas Napkin Rings & Placecards by Craft Hunter for Dailylike

Step 3
Now it’s time to put your napkin rings together. I tried two different styles:

– Style A
Cut some fresh flowers and tie them together with your twine leaving 15cm of twine either side of the knot. Use this twine to tie your napkin in the middle.
Remove the backing area of the tab shape on your green leaves and stick these to place amongst your flowers.
Tie a piece of lace around the twine too and finish with a simple knot.

– Style B
Place your metal napkin ring onto your napkin. Cut some fresh flowers and tuck them in behind the napkin ring.
Remove the backing area of the tab shape on your green leaves and stick these to place amongst your flowers.

Christmas Napkin Rings & Placecards by Craft Hunter for Dailylike

Step 4
Use your remaining fabric stickers to decorate some mini gift boxes and use them as a favour box / place card.
The fabric stickers come with a brown paper backing which you can actually use to create little name tags. Punch a hole in the top and thread it on some twine along with your coloured leaves and tie it around your gift box.

Christmas Napkin Rings & Placecards by Craft Hunter for Dailylike

Step 5
Use the twine to tie a pretty bow around your cutlery too.

Christmas Napkin Rings & Placecards by Craft Hunter for Dailylike

This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Fiona Michelon of Craft Hunter.

Kaleidoscope Blog : Christmas Gift Guide 2014

We are so happy to see our Wish Wish Fabric Tape included in the Wrapping section of Kaleidoscope‘s Christmas Gift Guide for 2014!

Dailylike Fabric Tape in Kaleidoscope Christmas Gift Guide

A delightful mix of festive red and green, Wish Wish is perfect for your Christmas gift wrapping.  Here’s a close up!

Dailylike Wish Wish Christmas Fabric Tape

And here’s a few crafty ideas for what you can do with this gorgeous tape…

Dailylike Wish Wish Christmas Fabric Tape

Dailylike Wish Wish Christmas Fabric Tape

Kaleidoscope’s Christmas Gift Guide is full of amazing gifts and Christmas goodies so we definitely recommend you check it out. Click here to see what it’s all about.

And a big thank you to Amanda Fuller for including us!

Project : Festive Wrap by Sam Dunne

Festive Wrap by Dunne with Style for Dailylike Australia

Christmas is my favourite time of year, the chance to gift wrap a whole lot of presents is like the icing on the cake for me.

I start by wrapping all of my presents in a neutral base paper (I have a weakness for brown paper) and then make a big pile of embellishments that way I can mix and match and try different layers and combinations. My favourite element of wrapping is texture and the mixture of paper and fabric is such a simple but effective contrast.

Here are a few tricks that I like to use to make my wrapping extra special.

Materials
Quarter Fabric Pack : Dear Linen
Fabric Sticker : Dear Linen – Grove
Cotton Ribbon : Leaf Line
Fabric Buttons : Wish Wish
Twine Bobbin : Beige

Fabric Ribbon
Festive Wrap by Dunne with Style for Dailylike AustraliaMake a small cut at the top of your fabric and then simply tear strips in a variety of widths to make your fabric ribbon.

Buttons
Festive Wrap by Dunne with Style for Dailylike AustraliaButtons are great way to add a pop of colour and some height to your wrap.

Fabric Sticker Rosette
Festive Wrap by Dunne with Style for Dailylike AustraliaCut a 1.5 inch strip lengthways from the fabric sticker sheet.
Concertina fold the strip (you can pre mark even intervals on the back if you need).
Peel back the adhesive from just the last fold and attach it to the first concertina fold to create a ring.
Press the centre to create your rosette and affix with a little glue.
Attach a button to the centre.
Use your fabric and cotton ribbon to layer up and create tails for the rosette.
Festive Wrap by Dunne with Style for Dailylike Australia

Herb Wreaths
Festive Wrap by Dunne with Style for Dailylike AustraliaCreate rings of herbs tied up with twine and embellish with a cute button.

There are so many wonderful combinations that you can create with just a few items. I hope this has inspired you for your Christmas wrapping this year.

Festive Wrap by Dunne with Style for Dailylike Australia

This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Sam Dunne of Dunne with Style.

Getting ready for Christmas

Dailylike Christmas Advent Prisms

With the Christmas countdown getting closer we thought we’d share our Christmas Advent Prisms with you again as they are just so darn cute. Can you believe this was the very first DIY project we created nearly a year ago!? It has been an amazing 12 months and there is still plenty more to come! This combination uses the Celebrate Fabric Tape and the free printable template and step-by-step instructions can be found here.