When it comes to giving gifts to your creative friends, a nondescript Christmas bag just does not fit the package bill. Recently I met with my two pals Amy and Deb for our annual Holiday lunch get together. Both Women are blessed with head spinning talent so I knew they would appreciate some creative wrapping on my part for their gifts.
I found some pretty handmade papers at Anthropologie which leant an organic touch to each gift. The paper on the left had large textured circles which was perfect for Amy since she is a fabric and pattern designer. For Deb’s package, I selected a red stitched cream on cream paper with a delicate ruffle. I used a piece of the same paper to craft bows for each package.
For the tags, I took a couple of vintage photos and used decorative tape to frame the edges. I’m obsessed with this tape and even used some of it to cover a small clothespin to attach the tag to one of the packages. I further embellished each gift with a few buttons, vintage earrings, red and white bakers twine, raffia and even a few sprigs of fresh greens. There is really so many possibilities when you craft with trims you probably already have on hand. Just think outside of the package~ I know that was lame;)
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