Wednesday 28 October 2009

Ideas for Gift Wrapping

There's something about this time of year, with Christmas beginning to loom on the horizon, that gets me all excited about pretty parcels and making that perfect gift even more perfect with a bit of imaginative wrapping and fancy ribbon.

I'm working on lots of fun new gift-wrapping projects for my own Christmas gifts this year and I'm hoping to share them with you all soon... but in the meantime, here's a quick round-up of my gift wrap projects from last year. Click on the links to find full instructions & more pics.

Pretty paper doilies:
Fake parcels featuring vintage stamps, and cute postage stamp tags:

Brown paper given a touch of luxury with foil cake ribbon:
Faux bois parcels topped with paper oak leaves:

Fun with fonts:

Fancy textured wallpaper:

Sweet and simple paper snowflakes - this would be a great way to get your kids involved in wrapping presents for your family:

Plus - perhaps my favourite project - fun and funky pompoms:

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The French Frog said...

I love the paper wall one. Great idea !

Cheryl Patterson said...

These are all fabulous ideas! I especially like the doilies and postage stamps. Very inspiring.

Rebekah said...

I LOVE the stamped packages idea!! I just might use some of my old stamp collection for that this Christmas... thanks for the brilliant idea!

Patricia said...

The are all so lovely!

Great ideas thank you!!!

Tumus said...

my favorites were the "fake" parcels and the pompom additions ^_^

Anonymous said...

Those are amazing! I especially love the use of road maps and music paper, but they are all super. Lots of lovely ideas.


nicedaydesigns said...

They are all so lovely. Maybe this year I'll try something more exciting!

dropstitch said...

I am a shocking gift wrapper but maybe I could manage some postage stamp parcels - so lovely! I've been adding pompoms to parcels over on my blog lately. I wonder if I saw it here before...? Must have gone into my subconscious somewhere :)

Emily Whittaker said...

oooh what fun! I actually enjoy wrapping presents way more than I do shopping for them! haha! You have some great ideas there!

Charlotta said...

They are all so lovely!
This inspired me :)


Out on a limb said...

Just wanted you to know that I featured one of your ideas on my blog!
Here's the post...