December 2, 2010

wednesday: wrap it up

wrap it up
These wrappings focused on trim, particularly rik rak and pom poms. Like all other things craft related, I hoard trim too! And all my trim isn't organized, they are just all shoved in a basket (hidden in my little fabric closet), so you can imagine the tangled mess I have on hand. Wrapping gifts with my stash of trim is the perfect way to clean up and de-stash! I am sure you have your own tangled (maybe not tangled) basket of trim. It's time to use it up folks!

All the gifts are wrapped in plain brown kraft paper. This first one has a piece of a map taped on and some gold poms around it.
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This gift utilizes a torn sash of fabric, tied at the back, and both pom and rik rak.
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All this one uses is rik rak.
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Using trim is so simple and easy, and is really helping me clean out my messy basket! I must say, these aren't innovative ideas. I am sure they have been done time and time again and I am by no means the originator. I am just condensing a little idea list just to utilize all those things we may already have lying around our house. So please share, what other trims do you like to use?

Places to buy trim, if you don't hoard it like I do: darlybird, beautiful additions, the stockroom, joann

wrap it up: paper
wrap it up: yarn

Off to figure out a little birthday outfit for Soul. To sew or not to sew... that is the dilemma!

14 comments:

  1. Ok, I have to say, I really do like the pom poms!

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  2. gift wrapping = snooze
    bratcher girls = EXCCCCCCCCITING
    report cards = snoooooooooooozeeeee

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  3. "if you dont hoard like i do"-made me giggle.

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  4. I have always liked to use yarn--it's cheap and adds texture. Way cuter than plastic ribbon. And I usually make my own little to/from tags.

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  5. love these!!! especially the wrapping=organizing part. :)

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  6. I love your wrappings, thanks for sharing!!! Quick question, what are you planning to give the girls for Christmas? if you don't mind sharing. : )

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  7. I love all your ideas :]

    Great job!

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  8. i love these! they add so much. i might have to try some of these ideas!

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  9. so cute - love the pom poms! :)

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  10. brilliant idea!!!! loved the kraft paper and the fabric... and the maps... and everything! have a great week! twiggs

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  11. Ruby, I love your series of wrapping posts this year! I wanted to share your brilliance with my own blog readers (really just my family), so I linked to you. Let me know if that's not alright and I'll take it right down. I love your blog this time of year! Well... I love your blog all year long, but holidays especially ;)

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  12. Thank you so much for this creative idea! I went through all my scraps from Christmas gift making, and made adorable gift wrap...I'm kicking myself because I didn't take a single picture of them :( My girls had a blast wrapping their homemade gifts and it will now be our Christmas wrapping tradition to use only what we have on hand, so thank you for the idea!

    p.s.....I did feel quite selfish in not wanting to give up my scraps, how silly am I?

    Hugs and kisses to your sweet family!

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  13. love your packaging ideas! so cute and creative.

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