The Vintage Nest is all about vintage and on this Pink Saturday I would love to show you some ways I incorporate vintage in my gift wrapping. And if any of my family happens to read this post feel free to try and guess what is in each one because they are for YOU. :) xoxo Mom
Please let the children get in on wrapping the gifts. It gives them such a sense of pride, instills a sense of holiday spirit and stimulates the imagination. Ms. Boo, my grand-daughter made this gift wrap for Grandmama in Virginia aka Ginny aka me. :) Love you Boo. Muwah!
This was a Winter White Beach Santa I made that is now happily residing in Georgia. It was hard to wrap such a large parcel festively when it was going thru the mailing system so I added Christmas cheer to the Santa itself. I used vintage crocheted shade pulls and vintage like rolled up parchment paper which described the makings of the beach Santa and stamped manila tags. I heard the recipient loved it. :)
I love to use brown parcel wrapping paper for holiday gifts. It's large, it has a vintage look and it's very inexpensive. On this gift I used vintage red tinsel and vintage avocado green velvet ribbon and simply stamped in black a sweet sentiment. I have fallen in love with this green ribbon and the small alphabet kit I bought on sale for $1.00 at Michael's.
This tiny little gift holds something very special and is a reminder of our summer vacation. It's wrapped in vintage Christmas sheet music, twine, and again I used the old green velvet ribbon, which I found at a yard sale for a few pennies. The tag I made from pretty vintage looking papers and printed out the OH JOY from the computer. The tag was balled up to give it a crinkle effect, antiqued with brown acrylic paint, and stiffened with watered down white glue so I could curl it.
Again, making use of that large roll of brown parcel paper, this gift was wrapped (hint for the receiver....it will keep you warm and cozy :) and tied with vintage lace. I bought a huge bag of vintage lace at a church bizarre this past Fall for a buck. The crepe paper rosette was a gift from a wonderful blogger, Ann-Denise of Whim & Fancy Designs. She teach classes and makes the most amazing crepe paper confections.
Here we go again with the brown paper....can't help myself....it's so versatile. The red, green and tan stripe "ribbon" is not ribbon at all but vintage paper ribbon. It actually had wire running thru it which I pulled out. Found at another yard sale and my only regret was I got the only pack they had which was just about 4 feet long. The rosette I made from the tons of cream color burlap I have on hand. I have had the burlap for years, when I made Santas for the family and now that burlap is so stylish I get to make use of it again.
Odd shaped presents! Aren't they the worst to wrap? I take the easy way out and just plop them in a paper bag. This one is embellished with a simple white tag and a vintage Japan Santa bell I found while out antiquing. The recipient is getting two gifts in one. My youngest has his first Christmas tree this year and the ornament will be a welcome addition to it. :) I even left the old wire hanger on it.
Using simple non printed newsprint is another easy wrap idea. For this gift I made a a rose gift topper out of vintage black crepe paper, vintage sheet music and vintage pattern paper. One black paper flower embellished with a vintage black and rhinestone button adds the finishing touch. Wrapped with black ribbon and placed on a gold star it has a masculine feel. Merry Christmas C.
Wrapping with vintage is fun! You can use old laces as ribbons as I show and embellish with pretty buttons, vintage pearls and rhinestone jewelry, old glass flocked ornaments or just a simple twig of fresh greenery is beautiful. These old pink and green sugar bell ornaments are one of my favorites. I have just listed these in the shop for you. And some fun retro vintage wrapping papers too.
Happy Pink Saturday!