This week, I have looked at alot of wrapping paper:
but while I think these are absolutely beautiful, I love the simplicity of ‘brown paper packages tied up with string’. While kraft paper is cheap ($4 /15m roll) and plain there is something so heartfelt and honest about it.
a string of sequins: shiny and flashy, they remind me of dress-ups and ice-blocks, summer days and glitter-glue.
justify buying more expensive prints by using them in strips across multiple gifts.
use vintage ribbons and trims.
make ribbons from fabrics.
(and this one is my favourite) use left-over selvedges as ribbons. It’s so cheery!
So my advice? Spend less on paper this week and more on strings, ribbons, garlands, lace, trimmings, fabric scraps, washi tape or rick-rack:
for more ideas, visit my pinterest wall (I just started it yesterday – oh, how fun!)
Stay tuned tomorrow for a tutorial on the gift tags seen in this post!