An elegant gift calls for elegant paper. Chocolate brown with turquoise velvety ribbon fashioned into a rosette, and a sparkly thang on top--plus a happy discovery: how the cinnamon scented pinecones from Michael's come in a brown netting makes the bow smell good. I simply scrunched and scroonched the netting till satisfied.
Sometimes the look you want is whimsical. Practically edible. Often the tissue paper is too cute, ya gotta make it take center stage. Tie it with scraps of lace ribbon, and you have yourself some eye candy.
And sparkly nails on the hands of Zo.
More velvety turquoise animal print on a different present. My photography isn't so hot, but you get the idea, right? This color combo here reminds me of Hanukkah--but the letters clearly spell out
I just love wrapping gifts to look like candy rolls. The paper echoes the colors from my tree and decor this year. Jewel tones.
Can't you almost taste the striped mint paper?
The bonus on the wrap is one of the crocheted ornaments my late father-in-law gave me for Christmas our first year. He was a plumber and often got little gifts from grateful clients. Not having a Christmas tree himself, he passed the pretties on to me and my sister-in-law for our trees.
Perhaps our future grandchildren will receive this ornament someday?
I spy with my little eye my favorite winter songbird. Can you?
I wrapped a big box with it and couldn't decide which ribbon to use.
So I tried my hand at tying all three together.
That was a flop. I sat there after 25 minutes of fussing and fuming and thought, "Government bow. Everything in triplicate, ending with a 'mangled-up, tangled-up mess.'"
So I simplified, and then added a pale gold silk poinsettia for the final panache.
So, which of the wraps of these do you like best? Which package intrigues you most? Just curious.