Tuesday, August 9, 2011

the art of gift giving...

Ever since I was young I loved giving gifts...

and although I would like to say that my enjoyment was found purely in just blessing the recipient with something meaningful...

if I said that I would be lying, and I try not to do that;)

the truth is that I love love love to wrap gifts.

To me, a gift is only as spectacular as the way it is presented. (ok-so this does not apply to all gifts...but a lot of gifts)

Which is why, when my sister suggested it, I decided to start taking pictures of some of the gifts I have wrapped and given recently, so that all you in blog world could share in my enthusiasm for gift wrapping=)

So Nicole, this ones for you...some of my latest packages!

This first one was a thank you gift for my mom for watching her grand-puppy for a week while Mike and I were away...Instead of paper, I decided to use some extra fabric that I had on hand, tying it up like a giant piece of candy and adding a flower and sticker to the top as a garnish...

This next one is a gift for my dear friend Kirsten for her birthday a few weeks ago...which I wrapped similarly with more fabric, twine and a flower on top...

This last gift was another thank you gift...for our neighbors who kept an eye on our house while we were away...isn't it amazing what a little ribbon and faux flower can do for a simple candle=)

So there you have it folks, some of my most recent packages:) I can't wait 'till Christmas when my wrapping fetish kicks into overdrive...and I can post some more package ideas!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Tuesday!!
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  1. Hi, this is one thing I am never good at, wrapping gifts! Your gifts look great. Saw you on linky party, now google friend following you. Please pop by and I would love it if you followed me too, Karima x www.karimascrafts.com

  2. Hi Karima! Thanks so much for stopping by and becoming a follower!! I can't wait to go check out your blog=)


  3. Ah! I don't know how I missed this post! I love it! My in laws think I'm amazing at wrapping gifts - they don't realize that I just do simple versions of your amazing creations! Your gift wrapping ideas are always inspiring me. Thanks for posting - I hope we'll see more!

  4. Hi Adriane-
    This is a great post about wrapping a gift. I have to admit sometimes I put all my time and effort in making a homemade gift I often FAIL at wrapping it. This is a great reminder. Tomorrow I am featuring this at Strictly Homemade Tuesday. Have a great day!

  5. Yay! Thanks so much Maridith!!


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