12 December 2008

Holiday Wrapping

I thought I'd share some ideas for gift wrapping with you today. I tried using items that are easily accessible and inexpensive...but that's not to say that your packages still can't look fabulous. First up...
Muslin Bag

This present was wrapped using a small muslin bag filled with shredded vintage book pages. It is further embellished with a vintage brooch, playing card and petit French Flags (available here). This would be perfect to hold jewelry, gift cards, etc...

Burlap Gift

This package was wrapped using a burlap sack (available here) with wonderful black lettering and further embellished with black ribbon, vintage millinery and a hand aged tag.

Nice Newspaper

Really this one's too simple...wrap you gift in newspaper add some pretty ribbon and an old music sheet rosette for you bow (available here) and there you have it!

A Jar

For this gift wrap you just need a jar...any jar...even a baby food jar will do...wrap it with a piece of burlap add some ribbon and vintage lace...a few vintage buttons...and there you have it. Just add some shredded vintage book pages inside to give your gift a little cushion.

Chic Paper Sack

Here's a great gift sack that's so simple. Just an ordinary paper bag can be transformed into a chic gift sack with the addition of some tulle, vintage millinery and an old playing card. Punch two holes at the top of the bag and weave your tulle through. Tie in a bow, add some vintage flowers and an old playing card for your tag...that's it!

No.5 Gift Box

This gift box was made using a white box that has been aged with distress ink and embellished with french text paper and a vintage book page that have been hand torn. Just add some black ribbon and a tag made from a scrap of burlap and...voila!
That's is for today...hopefully I helped inspire you to look around and see what everyday items you can use to turn into fabulous gift wrapping...with a vintage twist...of course.


  1. Oh, Andrea, I love all of your gift wrapping ideas - they're just wonderful inspiration!

  2. Great wraps, Andrea I love them all. So very creative and lovely and in keeping with your love for the simple and very french themed packaging.


  3. What wonderful Ideas, I really love the burlap wrap…
    I have a garden wedding to go this summer and that wrap
    would work perfectly.


  4. You have some fabulous creative ideas! I just love the burlap. In fact, I added your post to my collection of gift giving tips. It's here: http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/view.php?u=275650

    Have a beautiful Sunday. Blessings... Polly

  5. Love your style of decorating- beautiful packages- I plan to put your ideas away in my files- to use next year-
    Merry Christmas

  6. Andrea, what great ideas, I love the rosettes! My favorite thing to wrap gifts in is craft paper and your wrappings would look great along side them!

    Best wishes,

  7. truly unique...who would not love to get a present wrapped up in such a fashion?

  8. Good ideas!
    Vintage Lily