Hello Ladies, you might have seen this post before, because a few weeks ago it was published as a guest post at The Country Chic Cottage. I wanted to have the post in my own archives too. So with permission from Angie I am reposting it here.
If you have seen it already, move along.
If you haven’t seen it: Enjoy!
Today I thought lets share some ideas for gift wrapping that will look great under your Christmas tree.
I love to scour the (French) flea markets in my region (I live in the Netherlands) and my craft room is bulging with vintage goodies I couldn’t pass up and had to take home with me.
So for this years Christmas gift wrap I decided to just dive into my stash and use what I have.
I love vintage doilies so much, they are so versatile. Just add a couple to a plain white package and you have instant glam.
They do wonders for brown paper packages too. This one is definitely inspired by the Sound of Music (a Christmas-must-see-movie don’t you think) but I didn’t tie it with string but with a bit of ribbon and I added a little bling.
Doilies are usually pretty easy to find. But if you don’t happen to have any around, tying different bits of ribbon and lace around a brown paper package works too. Don’t you agree that this looks lovely?
Here’s another easy idea. This white paper bag is actually your everyday sandwich bag from the grocery store. But with an embossed gold Christmas stamp, some ribbon and a mother-of-pearl button, it definitely isn’t everyday anymore.
Paper bags are very easy to use and it takes very little to make them look nice.
But don’t be fooled by that vintage tag. It is simply a bit of cardboard from a cereal box with a bit of gold paper from a candy bar wrapper and a vintage looking image from last year’s Christmas cards.
I hope I have given you some inspiration for creative packaging with a vintage twist!
If you like these gift wrap ideas, you might like my 2011 Christmas Gift Wrap Idea in Read and White too.