Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Christmas in July - Day three

Be sure to check out all the FREE Christmas downloadables Missie at Crafting with Cat Hair rounded up just for the Christmas in July party.

Brown paper packages tied up with string...

(Now let's see you get that song out of your head)

So you have the BEST Christmas gift ever all picked out for your friends and family, let's not disappoint by sticking it in wrapping that doesn't match the fantastic and loving nature of the gift!

Even plain brown paper can be made beautiful with patterned ribbons or special embellishments.

My special embellishments are almost always something that is free and simply made to work. Like my painted leaf gift tags:

Or the purely decorative "snowy" nature elements:

Or you can recycle containers into gift boxes by applying scrapbook paper, stamps and ribbon:

And if you've made your gift, don't forget to let people know you thought enough of them to spend your time on them as well as your skills:


the ungourmet said...

I really need you around at Christmas time to help me come up with cute crafty stuff. I bet you'll have lots of good ideas in December too and I'll be able to just hop on over here and get all the help I need!

I love the recycled Laughing Cow container! Those leaves are beautiful too!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

REALLY enjoyed these last two posts. ADORABLE ideas...especially love the gingerbread men.
And for the record, I'm definitely a Sunshine girl too. : )

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Make that, last three! Had to LOL over the Connie Francis song. Two thumbs up!

Missie/Crafting with Cat Hair said...

I absolutely LOVE the brown paper packages, and that is my favorite Christmas song too, even though it really isn't a Christmas song. :)

BananaStamper said...

Beautiful packaging and I LOVE that song! Now, of course, I'm humming it, my hubby is gonna wonder what the ??? I just love wrapping my packages in brown paper, leaves so many options open for embellishing - and isn't that just the best part?


Brittany said...

Ok... you are so cute and crafty. The gold leaf name tags are precious!

Also, I am loving my prize earrings!!! I got complimented on them today. :)