8 December 2013

Yule making: wrapping paper

"What mess are you going to make today Mum?"
Well small person, I'm going to make some gold mess, involving old maps from the charity shop.
I picked these up for 50p each, gold spray from Amazon and glitter paint from our local newsagent.

I love the colours of maps, and they are usually massive so ideal for wrapping up pressies. I could just buy some paper, but it is more fun to make it yourself no?

I cut out some rough tree shapes, then got busy obliterating parts of the British Isles. (please note that I didn't use those stamps that you can see in the photo as they didn't work very well!).




London? Pine tree, Leicester ? Pine tree, Swansea? Pine tree, Cambridge? Pine tree. In fact all of Britain is pine forest according to my maps,
  
and Ireland too?


I'm going to use these as gift tags. Note that the original price says 80p and the charity shop price says 50p. I think this makes the prefect tag.

Once I'd vandalised all the maps, I got hold of some 1970s wallpaper.

It got the same treatement.


some kind of gloves would have been a good idea.


There should be a toddler under there.

All good fun eh!