Monday, December 10, 2012

wrapping with nature

Every year I select a theme for all of my holiday wrapping and try to push myself to get  creative within that theme. With our move to the Oregon Coast and a home surrounded by forest and sea, this year I was inspired to wrap with nature! 




Twigs and branches can easily be altered and used in gift wrapping-

1. Use embroidery floss and wrap it around a branch. 2. Wrap driftwood with colorful twine. 3. Pair sticks and branches with feathers and wrap together with thread or ribbon. 4. Paint twigs with stripes and dots. 5. Paint branches an unexpected color.

Use treasures found on the beach in simple ways- like gluing them to gift tags.


or creating unique present toppers.







1. Use tiny pieces of greenery to top gifts or glue to tags. 2. Use small pine cones to add to the surface of tags or cards. 3. Paint pine cones. 4. Use leaves and colorful berries on the surface of a tag or card. 5. Acorns are great to use as a present topper. 6. Moss makes a pretty embellishment for the top of a gift. 7. Use thread wrapped greenery for a gift tag. 8. Select aromatic greenery to top gifts.








1. Use leaves to create a flower- I used a felt flower in the middle of leaves. 2. Paint leaves and use then as a gift tag. 3. Paint dried leaves with gold or metallic paint. 4. Use painted leaves on the surface of a tag. 5. Dip leaves in bright colored paint. 6. Use permanent ink and stamp the surface of leaves.







Check out more wrapping ideas!



21 comments:

  1. I am hoping the same best work from you in the future as well.

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  2. I love what you have done it looks great xxx

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  3. Really cute!!!! So beautiful...
    ;D

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  4. I love every one of your ideas and might just try a few. I don't have to look further than my art room as I've collected lots of little natural bits.

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  5. Brilliant! I love dressing up plain kraft paper to make wrapping paper as well. Wrapping gifts is one of my favorite things to do. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. Precioso... tus manos son mágicas!!
    :)

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  7. This is so great works :)

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  8. So lovely! especially with kraft paper as the background, which I'm growing to love more and more. Now I need to go exploring in my backyard and the woods nearby for gift wrapping supplies, not just drawing inspiration.

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  9. Anonymous11:05 AM

    Every single sample is so beautiful. Such natural beauty.
    Thanks for sharing your talent.
    Barb
    NC

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  10. Absolutely love this. Thanks for your always inspiring ideas.

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  11. This has to be one of my favorite of your artful creation ideas. So cool!

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  12. These are all such beautiful packaging ideas! I'd never want to open a gift wrapped like this! :)

    Your photos are lovely too!

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  14. I love the painting and stamping on the leaves, very effective.

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  15. fantastic!! love this!!

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  16. wow...what a creativity!
    Loved these all!

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  17. I love them all, nicely done and presented. Such a wonderful and creative idea!. I am new to your blog, it´s fantastic, I will follow you

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  18. Nice! Thanks for this. Looking forward for more inspiring projects and crafts.

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  19. This is very creative idea. I will try using those things as gift wrapper next time.

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