Wednesday, December 19, 2012

brown paper packages tied up with string...

these are a few of my favorite things!
And now you will be humming The Sound of Music all the live-long day! You're welcome!
The numbers for this little number below are from Home Depot...They're house numbers. Look at my big bad crafty self!

Now don't get me all wrong, I do love me some color. And I do love me some Christmas color. But when I saw this ginormous roll of brown paper at Home Depot, we had a love connection. I was browsing the isles of paint, flirting with some Martha Stewart glitter paint when that role of paper whistled at me. I played it cool, did a few laps around the paint counter, and casually made my way over to that paper role. And then I took him home with me...I think I may be on the naughty list now ;).

Best part...he's super cheap and wraps, like, a million gifts! Best bang for your buck!

So if you are in a bind, staring down a TON of gifts to wrap, I suggest wrapping with neutral brown paper and jazzing it up! Here are 3 different ways I accessorized my sexy brown paper gifts:

1. Glitter me pretty! Below is a little tutorial on adding glitter and glam to your wrapping...and I never turn down glitter (or glam for that matter).

1| Wrap it!
2| Create a design with glue...I used the end of a paint brush to make the dots and the hair side to make swirls and trees.
3| Glitter it! Cover all that glue in glitter.
4| Dump it...shake off all that extra glitter.

2. Yarn. Yarnny yarn yarn. Sting's big-boned cousin...yarn. Oh I do love yarn, and I love the little pom-pom yarn balls as much as the next girl! I used this tutorial to make my snowball-reminiscent poms.

3.  Keep it neutral...why mess with a good thing? Like the brown package itself, twine adds a simple touch that can't be beat (unless you use glitter ;) ).

And remember...perfection is not the goal! So have fun with it. Go wild! It's just going to be ripped to smithereens anyways! Happy wrappings!


  1. Completely obsessed with all of this wrapping! And the big numbers are beautiful ;)
    xo TJ

    1. Thanks TJ! :)
      PS...I still want you to make me some buttons...after the crazy holidays!


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