Saturday, December 27, 2014

My Lace and Burlap Inspired Gift Wrapping

Hellllllo and a very Merry post-Christmas to you all! This past week I have been in Pittsfield visiting with my family, and today I am off to a wedding in Connecticut for my friends Luke and Dani. Finding myself with a bit of free time, I thought I'd check in quickly to show off you how I ended up wrapping all of my Christmas gifts this year.

As evidenced in my Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas post, I was really digging the idea of using lace, string, or burlap embellishments on plain white and brown wrapping papers. And, by golly, I did just that.

Materials used:
  • brown wrapping paper
  • white wrapping paper
  • 2 different types of lace ribbon
  • 2 different types of burlap ribbon
  • small plastic pearl garland
  • hemp twine
  • hot glue gun
  • tape
  • scissors
After wrapping up all of the presents in either brown paper or white paper (or in some cases, both!), I went to town embellishing each differently with all of my accessories. No two are alike... check them out!

Brown paper gift wrap with white lace and pearl strands

White wrapping paper with burlap, lace and pearl ribbons

Brown paper gift wrap with burlap ribbon and hemp twine

Brown paper gift wrap with lace, hemp, and pearl garland

Brown and white gift wrap with lace and pearls

Brown and white gift wrap with lace and pearls

Brown paper gift wrap with lace, pearl and hemp

Brown and white gift wrap with burlap ribbon and lace

Brown and white gift wrap with burlap ribbon and lace

White gift wrap with burlap ribbon and hemp twine

White gift wrap with burlap ribbon and hemp twine

Brown paper gift wrap with burlap ribbon and lace

Brown paper gift wrap with lace trim

White paper gift wrap, white lace, and white pearls

Brown paper gift wrap wrapped with burlap ribbon

Brown paper gift wrap wrapped with burlap ribbon and lace

Brown paper gift wrap wrapped with lace trim

Brown paper gift wrap wrapped with lace trim

Brown paper gift wrap wrapped with lace and hemp twine

White paper gift wrap with white lace and pearls

Brown paper gift wrap with burlap, lace and hemp twine

Brown paper gift wrap with burlap and lace


Brown paper gift wrap with burlap and hemp twine

Gifts wrapped beneath the tree













I am pretty thrilled with the way these all turned out, considering how often things can go terribly wrong when one is using Pinterest for inspiration. As my friend Derek pointed out, this was all more of an arts and crafts project than a "gift wrap" really haha. As such, I knew that the presents - all paper sealed with tape and all "accessories" secured with hot glue - would not be easy to get into. A small price to pay for all of their aesthetically pleasing outer qualities. I just made sure to pass out scissors to my family so that they could cut through all the lace/ribbon/pearls/burlap and actually get to their presents.

Did you wrap your presents in anything special this year?
What did Santa bring you?

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7 comments:

  1. These are really pretty. The lace is so elegant.

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    1. Thanks Kelly - definitely a classier look than I have ever done for gifts in the past!

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  2. These are absolutely gorgeous! If I wasn't too lazy to wrap gifts, I would totally do this!

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    1. Oh man Britt - let me tell you. These took SO long to complete haha!!

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