Prankster parents have revealed they spent two hours wrapping the contents of their entire kitchen in Christmas paper – including the chopping board, utensils and even fruit – before blaming Christmas elf.
Nichola Mullen-King, 36, from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, couldn’t believe her eyes when her husband, Carl, 34, began wrapping the kitchen as she assumed he was joking when he proposed the ludicrous idea on Monday evening.
But after putting their son, Max, six, to bed, the mum-of-one walked downstairs to find wrapping paper everywhere and decided to join in with Carl’s crazy idea.
Two hours and six rolls of paper later, the pair managed to transform their unrecognisable kitchen.
Nichola Mullen-King, 36, from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, couldn’t believe her eyes when her husband, Carl, 34, began wrapping the kitchen on Monday evening
The prankster parents spent two hours wrapping their entire kitchen in festive paper while their son Max, six, was in bed – before blaming Christmas elf
‘Max didn’t want the elf to return this year as he believes the elf gets him into trouble with Santa,’ explained Nichola, a civil servant.
‘But he had a last-minute change of heart on Saturday which prompted Carl to think outside of the box on the spot.
‘I assumed Carl, who is a customer service advisor, was joking when he said, “lets wrap the whole kitchen.”
‘But after reading Max a book and putting him to bed, he had started and asked me for a hand.
They covered everything from the chopping board, utensils and even individually wrapped the fruit (pictured)
After two hours and six rolls of paper, the pair managed to transform their kitchen (pictured after)
‘I couldn’t stop laughing but we were both panicking in case the noise would wake Max up and I joked a divorce was on the cards if he continued to tell me to “shh”.
‘Max’s reaction in the morning was brilliant – he couldn’t believe it!
‘He was absolutely flabbergasted and said: “Why do I always get the naughty Elf?”
Nichola shared the photos to Facebook earlier this week and it seemed to be a hit, after receiving an impressive 45k shares and 25k comments.
The mother-of-one has since unwrapped the kitchen – which took her 40 minutes – and will use the paper for Christmas presents.
She added: ‘I shared it for my friends and family because I couldn’t believe we had actually done it.
‘When I see the amount of shares the following morning, I couldn’t believe it.
‘It has blown up!’
The mother-of-one revealed she was shocked at the positive response after sharing her impressive kitchen transformation online.
Following the transformation, Nichola unwrapped the kitchen – which took her 40 minutes – and told how she will use the paper for Christmas presents