12.20.2007

The Sincerest form of Flattery, Wrapping it Up

This post doesn't quite fit into my previous imitation series, as I stumbled upon the link I'm including after I had made what I'm about to share with you. I've been making the wrapping paper for all of our Christmas gifts this year. Michelle, apparently, has been, too. And since Michelle's blog is so beautiful and our wrappings are loosely similar, I wanted to include a link to her post about the gorgeous paper she made - even if it wasn't technically the inspiration for mine. Without further ado, here's my final crafty attempt for this holiday season:



Simple. Brown shipping paper stamped and tied with layers of ribbon. Done.

Or, at least, done with what I'm able to post here. Last year at Christmas, my siblings and our spouses promised each other that we'd be exchanging only handmade gifts this year (how convenient that our promise coincided with this year's handmade pledge). We're trying to make them all ourselves. Barry and I are in the process of finishing them up... Who am I kidding? We're in the process of starting a few of them, too. I'll be posting lots of handmade goodness in the new year, after all has been exchanged. Until then, blogging may be sparse, but my wishes for happy holidays for you and your family are as strong as ever.

23 comments:

traci said...

these are stunning susan. so simple and chic. love all those warm browns.

leslie said...

Am loving all your crafty posts. The yarn garland-beautiful!
Merriest Holiday Wishes to you!

Sarah said...

Ooo.. I love these!!

Jamie Welsh said...

I am in love with your homemade wrapping! It is just gorgeous. I can just picture the recipients' reactions. "Oh, I don't want to tear it, it's so lovely" and "Susan should be on Martha Stewart"!

maritza said...

Just wanted to say happy happy holidays to you and yours!

holly said...

you are so talented, suz! your family is going to love your very thoughtful and beautiful gifts. i am amazed at how you get everything done this time of year. merry christmas!

holly said...

you are so talented, suz! your family is going to love your very thoughtful and beautiful gifts. i am amazed at how you get everything done this time of year. merry christmas!

Chickenbells said...

How beautiful! They remind me of the stamps my dad use to carve for us out of various drawings we did as kids so that we could hand stamp our own holiday cards...

abbyjane said...

It has been fun watching you push yourself to make these creative gifts.

Happy holidays to you, Susan! And a good new year, too.

TAYLOR MADE designs said...

so so simple + elegant.
Just lovely.

Nadia said...

Wow! So simple and beautiful. The ribbons look a little like obis.

Lesley said...

It's turned out brilliantly! Did you carve your own stamp in the end? I'm looking forward to seeing what was inside.

Merry christmas and a happy new year to you and your husband!

lealou said...

beautiful! i had better get wrapping! Merry Christmas.

Maryanne said...

Suz - every week at school Nicholas has a top ten list he has to write. This past week it was top ten best Christmas presents, and right up there he wrote "scarf my Aunt Suzy knitted." We are having such fun with this handmade Christmas... it has been a wonderful lesson in giving of yourself. Can't wait to see what's inside of your beautiful packages!

amandajean said...

beautiful packages susan! I have enjoyed your flattery series.

Beulah Sorensen said...

These are lovely! I get so inspired by everyone's craftiness.

Thanks for your encouraging words the other day. I really needed them.

Erin said...

lovely susan. simple yet elegant. have a wonderful christmas.

Sonya said...

I love these presents. So very cool - sulu style. Present wrapping has never been my forte, so I am in awe of those that do it well.

Village Vegan said...

I'm using natural paper and ribbon too this year. It's so simple and so pretty!

Bobbypin Bandit said...

I love the ribbon on your gifts!! I love when people say that they will make one another's gifts and then they actually do it. My friends and I always try to do that and someone ends up cheating, all the time. Your wrapping is super lovely!!

Gloria said...

I always want to be that creative when I wrap my presents... then I always end up with wrapping paper bought at the store at the last minute. Sigh.

Patty said...

hi, Susan!
You're in the Pay It Forward Chain!
:-)))
xxx

Bronwyn, said...

These look elegant & stylish, well done!