You know I don’t really need yet another creative thing to do but they’re always so fun and cute. Keyka Lou posted this great ribbon the other day which of course sent me off clicking to Etsy to see what it’s all about.
While I was admiring all the pretty chevron ribbons I had a lightbulb moment. I’m going to wrap all my gifts pretty simply, kraft paper or bags or boxes and then go all out making them look great with twine, ribbon, doilies and other such embellishments. That way the items are reusable, repurposable or biodegradable.
Allow me to share some of my fav items and shops that will help me, and you if you want to play, with this challenge. Click images to be whisked away to shops!
I’ve ordered a set of these already to make my own envelopes out of various papers.
You can order a printable PDF file for these vintage linen inspired cards.
Hoboville has the cutest rubber stamps I have ever seen! A great option for making your own printed wrapping paper.
Thriftypyg has some great ephemiria items that would jazz up some plain kraft paper nicely. Check out these cute stamps.
I’ve got some of these stashed away downstairs, no clue what I’m going to use them for but they are ridiculously sweet.
Baker’s twine is pretty easy to find on Etsy but these little mushroom spools are extra super cute.
Pretty Tape has a great selection of . . . pretty washi tape and loads of other great packaging accessories.
Some of my favourite shops for packaging supplies are Paper & Parcel , California Craft and of course I couldn’t have made it this far without Knot & Bow.