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Postage and Wrap Inspiration

Australia Post has released the Christmas postage cut off dates this week. In honour of their hard work I will demonstrate wrapping up a gift in the Candy paper which is red and white striped (Australia Post branding is red and white, get the drift). The shipping cut off dates for guaranteed delivery before Christmas can be found on the website and are as follows. 

Australia wide:

Standard 8th December
Express 15th December

International:

Standard 26th November
Express 3rd December

Wrap it Woodie

Today I am wrapping up a box of chocolates from Koko Black using a simple folding technique with only one piece of tape and some recycled paper raffia as a ribbon. Does anyone else keep a spare box of chocolates wrapped up under the tree for “just in case” visitors drop by? - this usually results in me eating them.
 
wrapping koko black chocolates in candy recycled wrapping paper woodies
 
Start by folding up one side of paper and holding it in place as you carefully tuck each corner in using a pinch and fold. 
wrapping chocolate box in woodies recycled wrapping paper step 1
wrapping chocolate box in woodies recycled wrapping paper step 2
Turn the gift around and do the same, folding the second large piece back in to join the middle.
wrapping chocolate box in woodies recycled wrapping paper step 3
So satisfying when those red and white candy stripes line up.
wrapping chocolate box in woodies recycled wrapping paper step 4
Dampen your piece of gummed paper tape and stick down in the middle, to hold both ends together. 
wrapping chocolate box in woodies recycled wrapping paper step 5
At this point, you could stick down both ends with more gummed tape, or you could use a piece of paper raffia, wound twice around the box, to hold the flaps in.
wrapping chocolate box in woodies recycled wrapping paper step 6
Finish by creating a bow with extra pieces of raffia and trim the excess ribbon.
wrapping chocolate box in woodies recycled wrapping paper step 7

 


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