December 23, 2011

Brown Paper Packages & 2 Child-Friendly Craft Projects!

How is your Christmas wrapping coming together? Last year, I wrapped my gifts in brown packaging paper from the Dollar Tree and added a tulle ribbon and glittered poinsettia leaf with tiny millinery flowers. The tulle ribbon and glittered leaves were also from the Dollar Tree. I noticed they have many different kinds of glittered items this year (in case you are interested).

This year, the Dollar Tree featured red/brown gingham packaging paper with their mailing supplies and I added a satin ribbon and a toadstool tag from the Katie Brown collection (thanks for sending them to me, Sherry).

A few of my packages will also have special vintage embellishments on top (be sure to act surprised, Mom, Michelle and Aunties).

If you'd like to make your own chenille stem Christmas inspired figurine, Martha has an adorable snowman tutorial here.

More complex chenille figurines and a tutorial can be found here. Love the Victorian images.

Here's my version.

The Santa face and snowman face can be found on ImagiMeri's Creations. She has wonderful vintage images.

In case you need another easy project (pinky swear) to do with the kiddos, I made these vintage inspired Christmas party crackers (poppers) out of a left over wrapping paper roll.

I didn't take the time to take pictures during the assembly, but it was super easy. I just cut the empty wrapping roll into equal sections, filled with chocolates and mini candy canes and sealed up each roll with tissue paper and tied with a ribbon.

Christmas hugs!


vivian said...

Youre always up to something fun and cheerful! YOur packages look so festive! I love the trims youre using! I am not wrapping fancy.. maybe next year! (I seem to keep saying that alot this year!) lol
No baby news here.. I hope at this point she waits til monday!
Ok.. off I go to wrap some more gifts!
have a fun day today!

Courtney said...

Your presents look beautiful! I am wrapping all my stuff today. Have a Merry Christmas!

Jodee said...

Oh my word! Your packages are beautiful! I always get my paper from the Dollar Tree too. In fact, my entire trunk is stashed with paper for next year!

I just finished my wrapping this morning! Whooo hooo!

Kim said...

You are AMAZING... Love them...
Merry Christmas my friend..
Love you tons..

Carol said...

Great look using the red & brown checked paper for gifts! Wish I hadn't missed that $ Tree find!

Merry Christmas!

Heather said...

Oh, you lucky duck, I love those toadstool gift tags. I'll have to try and copy some for next year!

Lee said...

So co-ordinated and beautiful! Love your gift wrapping skills!
Looked at pictures from Christmases past last night-time flies but love is strong!
Enjoy your day!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Oh, sigh, we don't have the "Dollar Tree" line in Canada, when I read blogger's posts of the treasures they find, it always amazes me. That gingham wrap with toadstool is so adorable.
I also love Josie's bump chenille craft. Next time I am in Michaels I am going to stock up on those little chenilles.

Wishing you all a Merry Little Christmas.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Just finished wrapping as well. I get some of my paper from estate sales and then add some modern day to it so it all matches with a twist! Love your spun head embellishments.

Cheryl G. said...

Love the cat under the tree. Our cat loves it there too.
Love all your Christmas packaging and ornaments!

Anonymous said...

Perfect! Glad the tags brought you some enjoyment. Happy Holidays to all. Love, Sherry

Joanna B said...

Beautiful wrapping! I think I am going to try the plain brown craft paper next year, I like how you dressed it up!

Lynn said...

Hi Kim,
Your packages are amazing! You must have the most amazing Dollar trees around! We don't have those wonderful goodies at ours! I am so inspired by your craft projects! They are so super cute! Saving both to make next year! Hugs,
Merry Christmas!