If you know me, then you know I love wrapping gifts. If you know me, then you know I always wait till the last minute to wrap your gift and somehow, it turns out lovely. All you need is some brown paper and something vintage. I like to keep a box of vintage papers, laces, ribbons and tags in a “go to” box. For the gift above, I used some brown paper, twill tape for the ribbon and a vintage photograph for the tag. I made flowers using old sewing patterns, masking tape and wire. It looks complicated but it’s really easy. You cut some circles out of tissue and scrunch them up, poke a wire in the middle and wrap some masking tape around the bottom to hold it on the wire. You can use old book pages, catalog pages or plain tissue. Anything you have on hand. I like making them big for maximum impact.
I found some Moroccan ribbon at the flea market and bought a few yards for a couple of dollars. This was from a basket of scrap ribbons she was just getting rid of. Hopefully, my friend will keep the ribbon and reuse it. I also picked up the little drawstring bag at the same vendor and made it into the tag. Who wouldn’t want this gift?!
For this gift I used vintage wall paper! I love collecting wall paper at garage sales and thrift stores to add to my gift wrap supply. They are generally too thick to wrap an entire gift but you can use it like I did here and it makes awesome tags (and invitations, but that’s another story). The rolls are usually quite large, cost pennies and are pretty interesting. This one is silver metallic with pink flocking. Can you imagine this on your walls? NO, but it looks great here! I also have grass paper and some funky 70′s wallpaper. Just remember to “think outside the box” when it comes to wrapping and your gift will always be opened first!