Sunday, December 23, 2012

it's a wrap


I wanted to go sort of minimalist this year with my wrapping, but still keep it light and fun.  Done and done.

My three wrapping essentials for 2012...


Baker's twine, a big roll of butcher's paper, and some holiday washi.  So easy, so satisfying.  I actually love wrapping gifts, something so meditative about the process for me.  How about you?  Do you go big with bows and glitter?  Or keep things simple? 

ps - Merry Christmas!!

24 comments:

  1. I keep it simple... mainly because I just don't have the skills(haha). But I really like the simpler look. Your idea is so nice! It reminds me of old packages.

    Samii

    http://aestheticintrigue.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Samii! Sometimes old school is the best way to go.

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  2. Ha! Our wrapping is very similar this year: http://snapwidget.com/view/?id=351079021565873892_7035418

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    1. Well waddya know, great minds think alike! Merry Christmas Anya!

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  3. Great wrapping idea! I still have to wrap my presents ;) Check me out sometime.

    Happy Holidays!
    http://www.myfashiontrendencies.com

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  4. Defne, they look wonderful and minimalist which is what you set out to achieve. I used to do things like that but now I reserve it for the few people who I think will appreciate the effort. For my two boys however, the gaudier the better and there is no care with the sellotape - we just get on with it! Wishing you a lovely Christmas and all the best for the New Year and thank you for stopping past - I love reading your comments. Sue x

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    1. Thanks Sue, and a very merry Christmas to you and your family as well! Glad to have made your cyber-acquaintance this past month!

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  5. Very wonderful package! I have this would not get such a tape does not get it! I have now the option
    http://raslinkina.blogspot.com/2012/12/blog-post_4450.html

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    1. Took a look at your post and while I can't read what it says the photo is lovely! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I totally did something similar (but used black & white bakers twine, and made my own tags)! I seem to always use craft paper...it just makes everything else pop.

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    1. Your tags are ridiculous! So detailed, so much care! Kinda makes my slap-some-washi-on technique seem lackadaisical... Still, thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Beautiful wrapping!

    http://herribbonsandherbows.blogspot.com

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    Steven B.

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  9. I love your wrapping paper! And I agree, simple is best :)

    xx
    http://sundaesbest.blogspot.fr

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  10. Love the way you've wrapped your presents! They look so festive but simple. I normally go for brash loud paper with Santa Clauses all over them.

    Happy New Year! xx

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    1. Ha! For years I used the same paper every christmas, waiting to see the end of the roll (which never came, a miracle? a curse?), bright red and green, covered in those troll dolls all dressed up as santas. The epitome of class and minimalism. About time I tried something different!

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  11. I like this a lot! I should try this next year. : )

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    1. Thanks! Or substitute some other kind of washi and use it year-round!

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  12. ¿Te ha gustado? Me lo compré embarazada, no veas lo bien que me vino!

    Muaaa

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  13. Oh wowww , I always love cute wrappings , but honestly I am too lazy to wrap for others on my own!!
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    Aree With Umbrella

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    1. Thank you! And thanks so much for stopping by, I'm a big follower of your blog so it's nice to see you over here!

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