Wednesday, December 12, 2012

All wrapped up

I am a strong believer in the packaging of a present making that present so much more special!

After many years of hastily wrapping up barbies the night before Christmas, this year I am trying to take a deep breath, be relaxed and enjoy wrapping my gifts. Afterall, there is no barbies to wrap anymore.

There is so much inspiration out there in blogland for gift wrapping. Last night I spent about an hour looking thru blogs and getting inspired on how to wrap my gifts.

As I shared before wrapping with brown paper and tying with lace is a favorite of mine. But then I saw people using torn fabric  and I love that idea!

This was so easy! Just tore some long pieces of fabric and wrapped them around the gift as I would with ribbon. Then I took a torn piece of eyelet and folded it back and forth. I took one of my paper roses (cue Marie Osmond) and they have an attached wire. Wrapped the wire around the folded fabric, and then around the fabric on the gift, fluffed it up and done! I love the look.

A little bling always looks good! This is some of the fabric I dyed a couple months ago.

So my sons and I have not been feeling well. We have had the stomach flu and it hasn't been fun. But I am feeling better, as are the boys, and so today I was actually able to take my parents Christmas card pictures.

I love my Dad's sense of humor. I was happy to get out of the house after a few days of being sick :)

Still really enjoying my tree!

So, how is wrapping going at your house?

Thanks for visiting!


Ivy and Elephants said...

What prettily wrapped gifts! I love the vintage fabrics and flowers, and lace ... my favorite!
I'm still enjoying your tree, too.
Love those photo frames.
Hugs and happy holidays,

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I love how you wrapped your presents...I have been putting it off, but now I have some inspiration! Hugs, Penny

Deb said...

I love the torn fabric look. That is really pretty. Glad you are feeling better now.

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Everything is absolutely beautiful! I love your wrapping job! So glad to hear you are feeling better! xo

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Your presents look gorgeous! I love the ripped fabric!
Michelle xoxo

The Polka Dot Closet said...

No wrapping going on here yet, but oh yours are gorgeous, who needs the gift, I would just stop at the wrapping! I think your folks should send out the fun pictures!


Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sandy,
Your gifts look gorgeous! Love the torn fabric and those rose are beautiful! Love your tree too:-)

Janae said...

The gifts all look gorgeous!!!! I love the funny picture of grandpa and grandma!!

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

Beautiful! You said Marie Osmond...does she have her own line of bows? It really does make the gift more special to wrap them prettily. My neighbor gave me a gift with a beautiful wrapping, and I saved it. I have had it for a couple of years now and every Christmas I look at it and think maybe I will use it for someone else. But I never do;)!

Amy Jo

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your gifts look so pretty, Sandy! I am using up all the patterned paper I would buy this year so next year I can do either kraft paper or plain white paper and embellish them prettily. Your parents picture came out great ~ good looking couple your parents! : )

Cynthia said...

Beautiful wrapping job, I love the fabric you chose.


Grandma Carolee said...

Sandy, your gift wrapping is so beautiful, unique, & clever! So pretty we won't want to open the gifts & mess up the wrapping. :-) Thank you for taking pictures for our Christmas cards yesterday.

Passionate for White said...

Each and every one a beauty!

Lucille said...

For a lady who has been sick, you certainly have accomplished a lot. Your presents are so beautifully wrapped that it's almost a sin to unwrap them. How gorgeous they are! I just want to add that I think your mother has such beautiful hair! Lovely photo of your parents, Sandy!

June said...

Oh Sandy your gifts are SO Rachel Ashwell!!! Love them! I would rather have a candy bar wrapped up gorgeously than a pair of diamond earrings in a bag any day. It's the wrapping that I love : )
I also love your beautiful tree. Your whole house is beautiful.

Your parents are darling! I love the pics of them. I sure hope you get to feeling better.

Latane Barton said...

If I got a present from you... I am sorry but I would not open it. The wrapping is just too pretty.

Cottage and Broome said...

Love your pretty packaging, I agree a present should look beautiful when wrapped. I like the brown paper with your "ribbons". Thanks so much for stopping by, Laura

Anonymous said...

So glad you are feeling better Laura- hope the boys will soon too! The flu seems to be really a kicker already this season.

Love your pretty presents!!!! I used to love to wrap presents and would even wrap for my friends! Now that the boys are gone we don't do presents much and if we do it's those gift bags- they have made me so lazy!

bee blessed

Junkchiccottage said...

Love all the pretty presents. They look to pretty to open. So sweet.

farmhouse-story said...

so glad you and the guys are feeling better:) i just love the "happy" your parents pictures ooze!-what a cute couple! your gifting is as beautiful as your home, sandy!

Ana said...

Oh but Sandy, who would want to tear open such beautiful gifts? The love you put into the wrapping shows, anyone who receives one of your pretty wrapped presents will definitely feel special and loved. Glad to hear you are all feeling better....And how cute are your parents. Sweet!


Unknown said...

These are gorgious! Now I need to go check my stash of fabric and lace, I have birthday and christmas presents I should be wrapping but I am having much more fun blog hopping.


Amanda said...

Your presents look so pretty! Thats how I wrap mine as well! Brown paper is the best!
Lots of Love,

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Gorgeous packaging Sandy! I'm your newest follower!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Ewe the Flu, so sorry! I am loving your parents Photos how fun.

I too love brown boxes, paper with torn ribbon and I love your lace.So would one of my daughters so I must do myself.I also like all white boxes and white paper.

Everything is so pretty.:)

Happy Holidays! Blessings to you and your Family~Kim

Karen said...

Those are beautiful packages, too pretty to unwrap.I'm really bad at gift wrapping, it takes me forever and several tries to get one decent package LOL. It really make me appreciate your gorgeous packages.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your parents are adorable. The packages look fantastic, and very personal.

20 North Ora said...

Those are beautiful packages. The wrapping would be a present in itself.


Connie said...

I love the Christmas photos of your folks and to me, nothing is prettier than brown paper packages tied up in bows :)
Merry Christmas :)
Your blogging sister, Connie

Marissa said...

Been busy reading your blog and just love it. your packages are sooooooo beautiful!!! want to come wrap mine? I hate doing that!!!

Holly Loves Art said...

Absolutely lovely! Clever girl you! Happy holidays!

Rebecca Nelson said...

I LOVE your wrapped gifts and the fabric is fabulous! You always have the best ideas. Thanks for sharing girlfriend and Merry Christmas.

Love, Rebecca

Unknown said...

Nothing but "Beautiful" can describe what I see here Thankyou.