Wednesday, December 28

holiday | Gift Wrapping 2011

I promised to share with you some of my favorite images from our holiday season this year...
Today...it's all about presentation.

To me, it doesn't necessarily matter what's in the box...
it's the love and care put into making the wrapping intriguing and magical.
(not claiming the receiver agrees with me on this...*wink*)
I was fortunate this year to actually REALLY enjoy this process...
I wasn't rushed and it was very therapeutic.

The best part is...
aside from purchasing a $3.00 roll of masking paper from the hardware store...
I used materials I already had on hand...
• leftover wrapping paper
• yarn, fabric ribbon, string, twine and other trimmings from the Holiday Warmth Dessert Table  I styled.
• branches I intentionally saved after trimming our tree the day we brought it home
• cupcake liners
• artificial berries taken from my annual tree trimmings

Here's how it all came together...
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KEEPiNG iT REAL
Although I like for all of the presents under the tree to match...
and I generally pick a different theme every year for the gift wrapping...
It doesn't necessarily always come together like it did this year.
I'm so sincerely grateful for the sense of peace I felt through the holidays this year...
It's the little things/details I love pouring my heart into.

8 comments:

Heather @CommonplaceBeauty December 29, 2011 at 12:42 AM  

This wrapping is gorgeous! Just like your blog! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

jess @ pen n' paperflowers December 29, 2011 at 5:32 PM  

Thank you Heather!!! You are SO sweet...I sincerely appreciate your comment. Happy New Year to you!!

jess @ pen n' paperflowers December 29, 2011 at 5:33 PM  

And thank you Lindsay and Lisa!!! Hugs to you both.
Enjoy your New Year's Celebrations...be safe!

Jess December 31, 2011 at 10:41 AM  

got some pastry pedestals for christmas....love them!

jess @ pen n' paperflowers December 31, 2011 at 12:38 PM  

Yay!! I'm thrilled to hear you received The Pastry Pedestal™ Starter Kit for Christmas Jess!! And even more thrilled to know you love them! Can't wait to see what you do with them!!

Katie January 1, 2012 at 9:43 PM  

You definitely know how to make a present beautiful! I love these.

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