Monday, February 1, 2010

re-using an old eraser...


Were you sick of wrapping presents by Christmas day? We find the first few are always fun, but then the excitement fades when we get down to the awkwardly shaped pressies that we just can't get neat no matter how hard we try! During the rest of the year we find wrapping is much more enjoyable as we can experiment a bit and the volume just isn't so intimidating. Today JJ was packaging up a gift for a friend and decided to do some stamping to add a more personal touch to the wrapping paper. Using an old eraser cut into a rough leaf shape, (and borrowing a fork for a handle) she pressed it into a white ink pad and then onto brown paper to make a simple yet effective pattern. It didn't quite look right with ribbon, so we added some greenery and twine for a natural look. The little bird tag was the finishing touch. We love getting presents that have been wrapped in handmade paper almost as much as we enjoy getting a handmade card... we hope our friends do too!

7 comments:

Posie Patchwork said...

So so pretty!! I'm a brown paper wrapper with pretty strings & cut out shapes on the strings kind of girl. I used to be a professional gift wrapper at a department store, while i was at Uni, i was pretty fabulous. Love the delicate painted touch, adorable. Love Posie

Kathy said...

So simple and creative!. I would be thrilled with a package so lovingly prepared!
Thanks for the inspiratrion!!!
xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Beach Vintage said...

This is so great. I love brown paper.

Amanda said...

What beautiful wrapping - love the little bird tag!

Denise Fasanello said...

so nice! well done

Marte Marie Forsberg said...

What a great idea!
I love how it turned out, and I really enjoy getting to know your blog:)

Jan said...

Excellent idea, I must have a play around and see if I can do something as lovely.