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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Six brown paper packages tied up with string

I'm counting down to Christmas with my 12 favorite things; today is day six and I got my gift wrapping done! I was feeling very inspired by what I'd seen at Design*Sponge and went all out with my gifts. I spent far too long crafting each package, so I made sure to photograph them all!


It was also my goal to not buy a single thing. I've got piles of accumulated wraps, ribbons and the highlight of this years packaging, clip-on earrings from the Cavernous Jewelry Box.

Three Gifts gift - stocking green feathers gift button silver and plaid bethanys blue and silver red lace moms everyone all together

The brown gold paper is from Hallmark; who makes the best gift wrap ever because it's super thick and has those amazing grid lines on the back. Target has the thinnest most disappointing paper ever.
If you went to Origins in December of 2005 and had something gift wrapped, then that printed paper might look familiar to you. I'm not at liberty to say how I came in to piles of Origins gift wrap, but I can tell you that it's reversible and awesome.

Today I've got some great things for my No Repeats Challenge, this dress last worn in early October and this coat which has really, never been worn.

Remebered

I thrifted this coat last spring for ten dollars. The tags say Zara (My first and only item from that store!) I'd completely forgotten it was packed it away in the back of my closet, and was excited to get it on.

Remebered

I must say, I will be repeating this coat. Hopefully a lot, because it's gorgeous and I've already missed out on a month of wearing it.

Remebered

The Rundown
Dress TJMaxx - Boots Migliorini - Coat Thrifted Zara - Bag Thrifted - Belt Taken off some other dress

Window of Taken for Granite Window of Taken for Granite

32 comments:

Sherry Jarwin said...

WOW - Your packaging skills are to be admired. I love the Zara thrift find.... rare to get that lucky -and really you got it twice!!! Once last year and again when you rediscovered it in your closet! I love your blog... I plan to be a dedicated follower. Cheers!

Natasha xoxo said...

...if only I could learn how to wrap gifts that good :)

<3, natasha
http://poshxoxo.blogspot.com

Sue said...

Your gifts are so beautifully wrapped and look fantastic!
I love your coat too!

Julia said...

What gorgeous wrapping! You're putting me to shame! I thought I was nifty with my color coded gifts...

Anyway, I'm very impressed.
xo

morefruitplease said...

Every year I try so hard to make beautiful presents, wrapped perfectly, with straight edges and pretty bows. And each year your gifts put mine to shame!! Perhaps you should give a tutorial!

Andreea said...

Gorgepous photos, you are really talented! Also you look so cute, i love your look<3

♥ kisses ♥

http://thrilloftheheel.blogspot.com/

Modesty is Pretty said...

Wow, I'm really impressed by your gift wrapping! My sister always made a big deal about wrapping gifts the right way, for me it was more like okay just cover with paper and stick a pre-bought paper on top, but your wrapping is more crafty and beautiful. I'm sure those who get to open your presents will be as excited about their gifts as their beautiful wrapping. =)

St├ęphanie said...

So adorable pictures !
http://prettydarling.canalblog.com/

this free bird said...

Okay first things first- you look amazing and I love that jacket. Holy moly!!

And now about the wrapping - I just managed to get the tree done and have to get to Hallmark. You are on top of things over there!!

xo,
c

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Lady, you rock with the wrapping! Just gorgeous and love the accessories!

Diana Mieczan said...

I adore the way you packed the gifts..I also love using basic brown paper:) Btw: you look amazing
Kisses,sweetie

Closet Fashionista said...

Love the outfit and your packages look amazing!!! Normally I do a nice job with mine, but this year I was in such a rush and I'm so tired lately that I didn't do as good of a job
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

Rad_in_Broolyn said...

You're putting Martha Stewart to shame here! I love your packages.
Also, very nice coat. Don't you love "refinding" stuff already in your closet?

Kristin said...

You seriously did an amazing job with that packaging and I LOVE your coat!

alefashion said...

That's lovely!!
Nice style!!

xx Ale

Eyeliah said...

beautiful wrapping!! Inspiring me as I'm shopping for that today. :)

20 York Street said...

I want to get a gift from you! It can just be empty, they're soo beautiful, I woudn't open them anyway!

xox

anhesty said...

very rustic and they wrapping is done so professionally!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Wow you did an amazing job! And have to agree with you about the Hallmark paper. Those gridlines rock :)

Andie said...

If you wanted to wrap an empty box and put some cool "cavernous jewelry box" items on it and mail it to me, I certainly would not turn it away!

I love that you do this when wrapping. I always thought I was the only person that was super picky about gift wrap. I actually have a blog post planned for my system on gift wrapping. LOL

You look adorable, as always!

Amber Blue Bird said...

lovely coat and your wrapping skills are top notch

Jess said...

Your gifts are absolutely gorgeous - just wish I would have read this before I wrapped mine, so I could have been inspired to make mine look just as pretty ;)

Camille said...

My kids just "helped" me wrap gifts for my daycare children today. Let's just say that they are covered and well taped lol. But you have given me some inspiration for when I do the rest of my wrapping :)
Cami lllove

Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

Oh wow, your gifts look gorgeous!! Lucky recipients - I'm sure they are going to be thrilled with them. I especially love the tiny pearls and clip on earrings. Lovely outfit, too!

gypsyroxylee said...

This Zara coat looks gorgeous on you! The color is just perfect!

Terri said...

Lyddie--your packages are too beautiful to open!

Amanda, The Upside of Wonder said...

Love that jacket! Such a steal for only ten bucks.

These packages are wrapped beautifully. Great job!

Kim said...

those presents are too pretty, lol

Mochachocolata Rita said...

omg, the coat looks so good on you, you gotta wear it more often.

and omg! amazingly beautiful gift wrap!

Sarah Dee said...

your wrapping is so good!! and you look amazing

<3 Sarah
theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

One Girl said...

Gorgeous packaging! I bet lots of people were happy to get those presents!

Lorena said...

Your presents were a true work of art !