Christmas Postcard Present Toppers
Happy Christmas Eve-Eve! Here’s my final instalment of gift wrapping posts for the year *sobs* but you’ll be glad to hear that I saved the best (and the easiest) until last!
This is such a simple idea I love doing for my family’s presents, especially my Mum and Dad. I tend to do this for their ‘main’ presents as usually I’ll buy them something that they really want or I think they’d like and get them some little bits and pieces too so adding this cute present topper to their main gift really sets it apart from the rest.
I pick up my postcards from various places throughout the year and store them away ready for Christmas. I always find my favourite ones at antique markets and fairs and they are usually around the 50p to £2 mark per postcard depending on the age, condition and location where the image was taken. You can also buy lots of postcards in bulk on eBay and it’s also worth looking around car-boot sales etc because nothing beats riffling through stacks of old postcards to find the perfect winter scene. It’s interesting to me to find postcards that have been used and look a little tattered as it adds for the organic feel of the present but if this isn’t your thing then you could always swap out the postcards for christmas cards that you saved from the previous year (or purchased in the sales) and cut the back from.
What you’re gonna need:
Brown paper or any other plain(ish) gift wrap of your choice
Simple, thin thread, cord or ribbon
Antique postcards or old Christmas card fronts.
How to wrap:
- Start by wrapping your gift as you usually would. I tend to find that the flatter, squarer presents work best for this DIY but feel free to try it with whatever shape presents you have!
- Once it’s wrapped, tie your ribbon as normal and leave a small bow in the centre. By using a thread or thin ribbon you’ll be able to see the present topper a little better for maximum impact
- Simply slip your antique postcard underneath the bow and ta-da! You can also stick the postcard down with a little bit of double sided tape but if you want to reuse or preserve your postcard then skip this step. I tend not to stick my postcards down as I know my Dad will want to save the postcards for his collection.
Have you tried any different wrapping techniques this year? I’m always on the look out for new and exciting ways to wrap gifts – it’s one of my favourite things to do during the festive period! I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and I’ll see you all in the New Year!