Saturday, December 3, 2011

Gift Wrapping

Remember all of those candles I made for gifts?  Well, I still have one or two more to make, but I was debating on how I wanted to wrap them.  I figured if I put them in a box or gift bag, they wouldn't have that same impact and probably look blah, blah.  I wanted each of my gifts to be unique - different - creative... (smile)


While I was toying with what to do one morning, I spotted a fallen palm branch in my neighbor's yard, I called and asked if she would mind throwing it over in my yard, I had a terrific brainstorm!  Here's a peek of my candles all wrapped up and ready to make somebody smile.

I took different textures of fabric and ribbon - cut them into strips and then pulled tiny strips from the palm branch and used it as  twine to give each a decorative look.  Okay, they're not Christmas-y  but you got to agree they are different.





















 
























































Yeah, I know you can see in between the wrapping but is it really wrong to peek at your present before
Christmas? (smile)  Like I said earlier, I was looking for different...

Oh, before I forget, here's a present I wrapped for my son, now i definitely don't want him to see his present before time so I made sure it was wrapped properly.  I pulled  a shirt out of his closet,and after taping I wrapped his belt around it to secure his 'homemade'  Christmas card and because I didn't have a big bow I topped it with one of his fitted caps.  The other gift was wrapped with newspaper.  The gifts were placed under my sister's tree and he'll open them right before coming home to The Bahamas to celebrate the holidays .






If you're looking for a unique way to wrap presents this year check out this blog. I'm sure you'll be inspired.

I have more presents to wrap and I'm sure I'll be using some 'real' wrapping paper and going the traditional route but I think it's always best when you LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW!

17 comments:

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I'm loving the burlap wrapping. You're such a creative soul. What a great presentation of a gift.

Comeca Jones said...

Looks like someone had fun!

A Vintage Vine said...

Love your ideas! Thanks for sharing you great creative wrapping ideas!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

You are the clever one. I love this idea and just got a whole bunch of free burlap.

Audrey said...

Burlap is good in any situation. Beautiful, Sherry. New follower.
Audrey

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

What a sweet & unique way to wrap a gift - I love it! :) And I'm sure your son will love the gift that you have wrapped up, oh so nicely! :) Cheers & Happy Holidays to you!!!

Hugs,
Jessie

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Handmade gifts and handmade wrapping~it just doesn't get any better than that!

karah said...

These are some great ideas, so unique. I love the thrifty, homemade aspect of it all. Nice job!
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Too cute and I love the present wrapped in your son's shirt! Thank you for the visit, sweet comment and of course, the follow. It means the world. Hope you have a grand day! Toodles, Kathryn

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Very pretty, the presentation of a gift really adds to the excitement. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Mom4Real said...

What great ideas!

Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

Terry said...

Wow, what a fabulously creative mind you have. Love these ideas.

A Lived in Home said...

These are so crafty and cute!

Brooke said...

I love unique gift wrapping and the candles look so beautiful the way you wrapped them!! I also love how you used a shirt to wrap your son's gift! So creative! Have a wonderful Christmas!!
www.inside-outdesign.blogspot.com

Eileen said...

So inspiring. I love how you wrapped these. Very unique ideas.
Eileen @ cottage beach house

Loretta said...

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Best Wishes,
Loretta

Marilyn said...

So adorable.. I LOVE your wrappings.. So crafty and very creative.. : ))