Monday, November 16, 2009

Christmas Wrappings. . .

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Every year I try to come up with a different and unique idea for wrapping my Christmas gifts.  Last year I was inspired by a Christmas shopping bag from Pottery Barn the year before. 
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I cut the bag apart at the seams so that I had one large piece and took it to Kinkos and had it copied several times on 11" x 17" size paper.  First, I wrapped the gifts in plain brown kraft paper.  It's very inexpensive and can be found in the office supply section at most stores.  Then I took the copied sheets of patterned paper and wrapped around the center of each gift.
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I made little bird gift tags by cutting a bird out of the patterned paper and gluing it on a piece of cardstock.  Then I outlined the bird with a fine line of glue and applied glitter.  It's hard to tell from the photo, but the red of the bird is all glitter.
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I was really happy with how the gifts turned out.  I haven't come up with any ideas yet for this year!  I'm hoping to come up with something soon!

{ Update:  See 2009 Christmas wrapping right here }

8 comments:

  1. Last year's wrapping was really good, I loved the little bird, I still have mine of course!

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  2. The holiday season is fast approaching and you do not want to be stuck doing your shopping last minute. Educational toys are a great gift to give to any child because they can have fun while learning at the same time!

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  3. I love your packages, it really inspired me for this Christmas.
    Thank you :)

    Cheers!

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  4. Thanks so much for sharing this idea! Each Wednesday until Christmas I'm sharing different ways to wrap presents. Today, I showed your idea and linked back to your blog. Thanks!

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  5. So lovely! That's a genius idea to use the pattern from the bag, and wrapping it in bands around the gifts makes so much sense. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  6. Thanks so much for sharing this idea! Each Wednesday until Christmas I'm sharing different ways to wrap presents. Today, I showed your idea and linked back to your blog. Thanks!architect washington dcwhy suffer fromk anxiety?

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  7. Very pretty. Doing this this year for sure!

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  8. Hey there,

    Just wanted to let you know i feature this gift wrap idea. I have linked the image back to this post. Thanks for sharing! xx

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