Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Wrapping

Not only the title of my favorite Christmas song, Christmas wrapping is also one of my favorite ways to have a bit of artistic fun. My mom and I used to do it together, sorting through bits of lace and magazine clippings and wallpaper samples, trying to make each package a totally unique piece of crafty work. "Bohemian" is the word my cousin Michael used to describe our gift-wrap style "Anthropologie-esque" is the word we are found of using. (My mother is almost as obsessed with Anthropologie as I am.)

This year, I decided to create brown-paper packages tied up with strings (one of my favorite things) and decorated with bundles of cinnamon sticks and pinecones. I had a lot of fun, and I hope my packages will inspire you to have fun with your Christmas wrapping.

The whole big pile:

Details and bits:

Something special for my mum (The reindeer bag is from Starbucks and the juniper stamp came of a Christmas card I received.):

P.S. After running a few essential Christmas errands, I am enjoyed a calm snowy afternoon. I hope you all are getting the chance to do so as well. Mmmmmm... moose mug of hot cocoa and a book. What could be better?


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