Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Gift Wrapping Special........Pretty In Pink

It's birthday week this week on
 French Blue and Peachy Pink

and today I celebrate the art of wrapping gifts.

Somehow the wrap is almost as good as the gift that lies within.

Next time you are tempted to just throw your gift into a gift bag or box, think about some creative ways to present your birthday gift.

Tissue paper should never be underestimated. It is cheap, cheery and as bright as a button.  I buy mine at the local dollar store for $1 a pack.  A little trim and pretty card or tag and you have a beautiful gift for your receiver.

I have a box full of pretty papers and cards and when it's time to wrap a gift, I find everything in one handy place.
My favourite gift wrap at the moment is my last years calender. The graphics on my calender were far too pretty to throw away, so I kept it and recycle it to make cards and wrap gifts.
Another inexpensive way to wrap is with pages from an old book.
Everybody has old books lying around. Even newspaper pages (if the ink is stayfast and you line it with plain tissue paper) can look great to wrap gifts.

Home made gift tags are also inexpensive and best of all, you can put your own stamp of creativity onto it.

I love to put a little bit of BLING onto gifts.
I like to use GLIMMER MIST from Aunty Vera Scrap and Craft.
Aunty Vera has lots of pretty scrapping and craft supplies....go and take a look.  I simply wrap and attach the tag and give it a light spray of sparkly glitter.

Aren't the pages of my last years calender just beautiful?
They look great as gift wrap.
I kept the ribbon very simple on this gift because the picture was too sweet to cover up. A simple pale blue length of embroidery thread was all this gift needed to complete the look.
and this pretty pink parcel was wrapped in plain pink tissue paper, tied with a scrap of lace and I attached a vintage hair clip to it.

Pretty in pink and a pleasure to open.

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow for

I will show you a pretty vintage inspired arrangement.



  1. So pretty!

    You sure do have style and flair, lady!!

  2. Thank you for the mention Miss French Blue :)
    Loving the calendar wrap!