Wrapping Tip : Wax Paper

December 19, 2017


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I am finally finished wrapping presents for Christmas and although mostly they are wrapped in a beautiful grey paper, I decided I needed a little bit of variation. I have been looking for brown wax paper everywhere (it is everywhere on pinterest right now) and in all unlikely places, I found it at Ellos! If you live in Oslo you can order until tomorrow and still have it before Christmas, if you are out of paper or you want a bit of variation, this waxed paper is perfect! 

As for ideas on how to wrap the presents, this year I kept it very simple, ribbons in mat colors tied in bows, and leather strings with eucalyptus for decoration ( have you seen my Eucalyptus Christmas wreath by the way?)

I tried to make a video on how I wrapped my presents , however I think the Youtube video where I learned how to do it explains it amazingly well , you can find it here. In less than 2 minutes you will learn how to wrap any box, without the need of a tape and without awkward edges with a single piece of paper, all in a perfect parcel like looking result. The video also explains how much paper is needed each time, much less than what usually is used and with an easy way to measure ( just roll your box a couple of times on the paper and you have your measurements). You can start by using tape of course, but I promise, after wrapping one or two you will find it is super easy to do without tape, it just wraps onto itself perfectly every single time! 

Have a happy holidays everyone, I will be soon be posting again from the cabin!


// Photography and Styling by Katerina Dima


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My first Wreath : Christmas Edition

December 17, 2017


I have envied the wreaths I saw over pinterest or on blogs that people have been creating for years, and so I decided today as I was wrapping presents it was about time I tried to make one. I hadn’t planned for this and yet I found myself with all necessary things at hand : Eucalyptus leaves ( I got a full bouquet to decorate the presents and fill the vases in the apartment because I love the aroma during Christmas time, plus it is always a pleasure visiting my local florist Winther Blomst), a silver ring to arrange the eucalyptus on ( mine is from Cooee Designs )  and some linen string I bought months ago ( its very useful to have in the house, especially when it looks so beautiful, I found mine at Gathering Objects, I can’t find it online you might have to go locally to find it). I started off thinking it would take me hours, however it barely took a few minutes from start to finish. If I knew it was that easy I would have done it a long time ago! In fact it went so quickly that I completely forgot to take some photos of the process, in fact it was so spontaneous I didnt even think of taking at least a photo of the before! If you want to replicate it, just take sprigs of eucalyptus and attach them one by one on the silver ring (or any ring you might have) using the string, cut pieces as you go, and as a tip : use the smaller sprigs on the top while save the ones with the big leaves for the bottom. This way the wreath will look more balanced and fuller. I could have added more eucalyptus but I liked the way it looked at the end, I just also added in 3 places some flowers I had from a few days ago for variety ( I am sorry but I do not remember the name for those). All in all I am very happy with my wreath, although not professional, I think I did well for my very first time! 



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Christmas presents wrapping : Sneak Peek

December 11, 2017


I came back to Oslo on Saturday, and as soon as we parked the car, we left our kitty in the apartment  (she was only too happy after 6 hours drive to be able to relax on the couch) with our luggages then quickly took the tram towards Karl Johan. I had preordered grey wrapping paper from Norway Designs (afraid it might run out by the time I was back in Oslo), but while at the store an amazing set of ribbons in golden ochre color ( along with one in mint and brown-grey) caught my eye and of course I added that to the bag as well. Today I woke up, made some tea and started wrapping some of the presents, and I was quite excited really to try out a new technique I had just discovered a few days ago. I am not really a perfectionist when it comes to wrapping presents, however loose edges irritate me, and when it comes to wrapping I always found my self taught way of doing it quite inadequate. I discovered an almost origami way of wrapping rectangular shapes however ( youtube is amazing in this way), and within half an hour I was wrapping my boxes without the need of tape and in perfectly symmetrical edges. I will share within this week a How to, with all my resources and videos to help you out, so if you are about to wrap your presents just wait a few days, I promise it is worth it! 

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Nordmann fir : Christmas tree tradition that will grow with you

December 23, 2016


It is almost Christmas (how did the year fly by so quickly?) and our tree is ready in its little corner. I decorated a cedar tree for early  Christmas ( more photos here ) , and I really liked the result for an understated holiday decoration, however we also bought a Nordmann fir of about 1m tall as our main Christmas tree. The idea is that it will grow with us as years go by and be our tree for all future holidays. I think it is a great idea for couples that are looking at creating their own Christmas traditions, and for us this is the one!  After all it is used to cold and snow so after New years we can leave it outside to decorate our veranda until next time. In order to make it look a little taller we put it on top of the low cupboards in the corner and surrounded it with gifts and minimal christmas decorations. A handmade felt Santa, some walnuts and a brass wreath all create a nice festive but also minimal mood, perfect for this year. Our tree ornaments are porcelain balls and bells in white, from Lyngby Porcelain, brass and porcelain ornaments from Stelton and some glass balls I found at Illums Bolighus (I cannot remember the producer but I am sure if you stop by Illums you can find them still!). With this and that we are almost ready for another Christmas Eve tomorrow, I wish Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone!


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