Aaron and I (and several other friends and co-workers) are headed to Batesville this weekend for a wedding. It’s been awhile (I counted 3 weeks) since Aaron and I have spent a weekend together so I’m looking forward to spending time with both him and friends and drinks. We’re even excited the hotel has a pool – can you tell we need a break? Moving on…
Weddings mean presents and registries. And if the couple is cute and creative (which they are) it makes buying and wrapping the gift that much more enjoyable. I’m big on gift wrapping and wanted to make it special for the big event.
Here’s a look at some of my supplies (apologies for the over-styled shot, there is a new-to-us camera in da haus that we’re playing around on)
My wrapping paper is women’s vintage clothing patterns.
My ribbon is hemp.
My bow is tissue paper poufs.
Let’s explain via more photos because I promise it looks a lot cuter than it sounds.
I had some clothing patterns laying around, which I purchased off eBay a few months ago for a paper flower project (which I’ve since abandoned). The first part was easy – I just wrapped the gift box like I normally would.
I used two layers of pattern paper as it’s very thin – more tissue than paper.
Next came the hemp for the ribbon. I layered this as well, so there would be two strands of “ribbon” rather than just one going around the package.
Next, I added my poufs. I chose to do three smallish ones, using tissue paper and bead wire I had on hand. I have previously used a Martha Stewart kit for poufs so I was able to use the same directions with my own materials. I’m sure Martha hates that. I also got a healthy dose of pouf-making at Alicia’s bachelorette party, of which paper poufs were a major part of the decor at her party.
Once the two blue poufs were added to the package (using the attached hemp as an anchor) I added a bright green pouf. That’s it! A super cute and crafty (and almost free) gift wrapping solution.
I used my lot of clothing patterns in another project – these gift favors for that same bachelorette party I mentioned above.
My dress is washed and Aaron even got a hair cut. We’re ready for the weekend!
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