I LOVE pretty packaging and especially making my gifts look special and unique for those receiving them! It’s a passion of mine and I’ve always loved spending time wrapping and decorating my packages! I can remember when I was young gathering pine cones, pretty ribbons, and other holiday pretties and using my mom’s hot glue gun to decorate our Christmas packages! I can’t remember what was inside most of those gifts, but the act of sharing my love with my family through the heartfelt and thoughtful gift wrap is a memory I will always have.
This year I have the unique and exciting opportunity to teach a gift wrap workshop at Anthropologie here in Arizona! I am super excited and really just can’t wait! I’m teaming up with Amanda to teach it, which also means she is coming to visit and we get to spend some time together! It’s an extra blessing to be able to combine friendship with work, all while doing things that I love and am truly passionate about!
I will share photos of the cute boxes we will be making at Anthropologie, along with photos from the event later on after it takes place, but today wanted to share some cute packaging inspiration that I created from two years ago.There’s something so timeless about holiday notions and I am loving these plaid ribbons and vintage cards just as much as I did when I created these in December of 2014. I also believe that when you stay true to your style and use things you love, you’ll often find that your art and the things you create will be able to stand the test of time. For me, I think I will always love using fabrics, doilies and lace, no matter what I’m creating! Also vintage elements are another thing that I continue to love year after year!
These pretty packages were actually quite easy to create! I used wood boxes to house my gifts and then wrapped them with red crepe paper that I ruffled with my sewing machine. On top of that I used lace ribbon and Christmas plaid fabric that I tore into strips to tie around the boxes.To decorate the boxes I used these vintage Christmas printables that I created and that you can get for FREE here: FREE Christmas Printable and Vintage Holiday Clipart. I tucked those underneath the ribbons along with doilies and cupcake wrappers that I flattened out before layering them in with everything else.Click the link above or at the end of the post to download the Christmas printable and to find my vintage Christmas clipart round up, which includes 18 free holiday vintage images!If you enjoy the art of gift wrapping as much as I do, I hope you find some inspiration here for making your packages extra pretty! Don’t forget to click over and grab the FREE printables and Christmas clipart! You can use them for scrapbooking, cards and mini albums too! Enjoy!
Supplies Used >> Free Christmas Printables and Vintage Holiday Clip Art, Wooden Boxes, Crepe Paper, Fabric, Vintage Lace, Gold Doilies, Cupcake Wrappers, Gold Glitter Mini Clothespins, Tags, Twine, Patterned Paper