It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and what better than to get in the festive spirit and see me at the Ideal Home Show Christmas?
After relaunching in 2018, I made sure I would continue to push my own boundaries and work hard. From vision board to reality 3 years on, I can honestly say I am excited for this vision to come to life.
“This year’s fantastic line-up of experts will be hosting live Q&A’s and demonstrations on stage to help you create a truly wonderful Christmas at home. Our Gift-Wrapping Expert will be Tina Nandha, a professional gift wrapper and the founder of Wrap it By Tina.”
Before I go into more detail, the big day is on Sunday 28th November 2021 at Olympia, Kensington. I’m on stage at 11:30am and 2:30pm at the back where the Christmas Theatre is. There are lots of seating available, space to stand, and you’ll find a little goodie bag from me too.
Now what have I planned to demonstrate at the Ideal Home Show Christmas? Having thought long and hard about this, the following 4 styles is what I narrowed it down to. They are styles that can be used for many different types of gifts and can be adapted for individuals, families, creatives, beginners and more.
The first gift wrapping style
Firstly, I will be demonstrating how to gift wrap a bottle with tissue paper, cellophane and a decorative cherry-pick. Now this can easily be made into an eco-friendly wrap by swapping the satin for twine/jute and swapping the plastic pick for pine cones.
This technique can also be used for round tins by closing it on either side for big tins or at the top for smaller ones.
The second gift wrapping style
The second style I will show is how to wrap odd shaped items. Personally, this is one of my favourite styles because of how versatile it is. I use it to wrap hoodies, teddies, balls and those pesky children’s toys that only have a back and bottom base! The Gift Bag Wrap works for most bulky odd shaped items. Again this can be eco-friendly by using Kraft paper with twine/just and finished with dried slices of apples and oranges.
If you keep your delivery boxes, you can also put odd shaped items into there, and gift wrap the box that way. If that is not an option, you know this one is.
The third gift wrapping style
Third style is a beauty in itself. The style is great for smaller and flatter odd shaped gifts. I use it to gift wrap light clothing, bags/purses, multiple books and so much more. Completed with Kraft Paper, Plant based Sellotape, twine and dried slices of fruit and spices, this style is 100% Eco-friendly. Not only is it eco-friendly, it also shows the basics of pleating. When you start pleating, let your imagination take over and see what you can create.
The last gift wrapping style
Last but not least is the most sentimental one. I have been making wrapping paper with my little girls for a few years now. Seeing their handprints grow does make me well up a little, but the fun memories created whilst making it are special too. This poster paper was plain white before we used red, green and gold paint to stamp little hands all over it. Using a potato and some cookie cutters, we made some stamps. To finish it off, we went crazy with the glitter glue to give it a little sparkle. Let that dry over night and you have yourself a roll of sentimental gift wrapping paper. Now that was part 1, part 2 is when you think you may not have enough paper! This last demonstration will show you a technique to avert all panic and give you a solution to wrap presents with less paper.
How can you learn the styles?
I will be on stage for 45 mins so naturally I will be whizzing through the styles, but if you want a detailed look at them, I have recorded some easy to follow online tutorials. I would love for you to take away tips and techniques from the stage and use these tutorials to support you even further. They are also flexible. By that I mean you can access them 24 hours a day and 7 days a week and start and stop as you please.
The one off cost for these are £25. Compared to my other courses, it’s a bargain! But as a special gift from me to you, I will be doing it for only £12.50 until Tuesday 30th November. Did you fall off your seat when you heard that offer? Jump back up, we’ve got some fun gift wrapping to do!
If you’re coming to the Ideal Home Show Christmas, please do come and say hello, grab a selfie together and enjoy the goody bag. I’m looking forward to it and I hope to see you there. As Time Out says “If you want to turn your home into an extra temple of Christmas, this is the place to go shopping.”
Excited! See you there or see you online.