Hello! Today's post really should be brought to you by my sweet Momma, who has turned into the gift wrapping queen. All of the packages shown here were wrapped by her. I love how she takes items that she has in her studio to make her gifts even prettier, and abandons all "traditional" style wrapping.
The love aqua box above was a Martha Stewart office box, and since the box was pretty in itself she simply wrapped a vintage scarf around it, tied it into a bow and added a vintage brooch. This made the wrapping gifts as well! Love that.
Here's another package where she used her wrapping elements as gifts. Mom and I both collect vintage embroidered linens, and so I was obviously thrilled with the way she wrapped this package. She took a simple white box, and use glue dots to wrap the vintage linen around the top, she then tied that off with a bit of vintage millinery, a handmade tag, tulle, and a bit of vintage lace. Gorgeous.
Even a lovely piece of paper can be turned into a prettily wrapped gift. She just created an envelope out of a pretty sheet of paper, and tied a bow using a piece of a vintage silk scarf and a bit of vintage millinery. Simple, and beautiful.
This last gift again utilizes a simple white box, but she covered the top in a pretty patterned paper and then beautiful vintage lace over that. She secured all of that with simple glue dots. Topped with some silk ribbon and vintage millinery, this package is just beautiful.
Obviously, it takes a bit more time to wrap presents like this, but it really tends to make the person on the receiving end feel so special. Plus, you use bits from your stash, or add to the gifts by making the wrapping part of the gift. These packages were not holiday gifts, but you can add a bit more bling or bits of tinsel and they would be perfectly festive for the holidays as well.
What are some special ways you like to present your gifts? I would love to hear any special tips you have thought of when wrapping a gift.
A quick note:
The LPS holidays will include posts on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. I will be covering handmade ornaments, wrapping ideas, recipes and neat ways to present food, as well as handmade gifts. We will also have a couple of give aways thrown in.
Most blog posts will appear in the early afternoon, but sometimes in the am.
Next Monday, the 19th, will be when I have all of the holiday items in the shop. I have been adding and restocking all week, but will have it finalized by then. There will be new and new, old things throughout the shop in every category I believe. I am waiting on a few items to arrive still. Over the weekend, I plan to share peeks of what is coming.
Also, don't forget to sign up for the stocking swap soon. You can do that right here. We are a little more than half full right now.
See you tomorrow.