December 19, 2010

Brown paper packages tied up with string...

While strolling my local Dollar Tree on Friday, a few items made their way home with me.


Gold flower ornaments (they came five to a package and are already glittered)
Tulle ribbon
Brown postal wrapping paper
Glue gun
*optional: miniature flowers, white glue and fine white glitter

The package of gold flowers were beautiful on their own, but I had a set of miniature flowers that were just begging for some glitter and glue so I hot glued them to the center of the flowers, brushed them with a bit of white glue and dusted them with fine white glitter.

The packages were then wrapped with the brown paper and the tulle ribbon was added with the gold flowers as the final touch. Be sure to act surprised when you see these Christmas afternoon, Mom!

We had a fabulous weekend in Chicago visiting friends.
More pictures to be posted Monday evening.
I promise to get caught up your blogs.
I've got a 3 day work week...yippee!!
Ready for Christmas?


Kim said...

Very neat idea... but I know that if I want ANY ideas at come to you ..
You are amazing..
Love ya..

Sarah and Jack said...

LOVE this Kim.

Jodee Leader said...

Your packages look lovely!

Lee said...

Love your heading-love that song!
More great ideas, Kim! You are amazing.
I am finally decorating. I feel like I am Mrs. Scrooge this year. Just lack energy and ambition.
You have an over abundance of both!
Have a great short work week!

Heather said...

What a nice wrapping idea. Very elegant looking.

Donna said...

I really am in love with your packages! They are gorgeous, and are gifts in and of themselves! I need to make a mad dash to the Dollar store to get some of those pretty flowers! And the tiny flowers are the perfect touch, too. Where did you find them? So, so pretty!

Karin said...

Wow...those are beautiful! :)

Mike and Barb said...

I love to wrap gifts with brown paper! You can also wrap a strip of "regular" wrapping paper around a brown paper gift, add some raffia, and you have one beautifully rustic look to your gifts!
Happy "last three days of work", my friend!

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

There is something so timelesss about this looks... Have fun on your trip!

Jodi said...

you amaze me! I wish I had your eye to put things together! Hope y'all have a wonderful, merry Christmas!

Life in Rehab said...

I've done the brown postal paper before, loved the results, but your packages are seriously stunning. Oh, and we like cheap!

Joanna B said...

I Love tulle as gift ribbon! Your gifts turned out beautifully!