Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Gift Wrapped

Well it seems like ages since I posted anything pretty on my site for you to look at. You may remember back in August it was my mums birthday and I posted up the cards that I made for her. Well I have just been going through my camera pics, inititally to sort out my holiday snaps and found piccies of the presents I wrapped for her.

I was going for the 'expensive' look on the cheap! The wrapping paper was from a little card shop in town and cost just 5p a sheet! Needless to say I bought loads!

I love these bright pink flowers. They were part of a cheap 99p fake flower bouquet from Wilkinsons. I just take the flower heads off and delayer them ready to use for embellishments.

I've had this ribbon for like ages, I originally bought it 5 years ago from the B&Q xmas decoration range. It is a damask ribbon with wired edges so really good for moulding bows. I was a bit hesitant about cutting into it at first, but then I just went for it, I can't keep keeping stuff forever just to look at and stroke :o)

The boxes were repurposed from deliveries I'd had and I lined the inside of them with pleated tissue paper. Gift tag was hand stamped with anna griffin pink ink.

I must say I rather like this 'posh wrap' lark and at about 50p a go it's pretty thrifty too!


  1. They look stunning, Id not want to open them lol
    I love Gerbras

    mandi xx

  2. I love finding ways to brighten up present wrapping!

    Yours look great.

    Victoria xxx

  3. Your presents were beautifully wrapped up, bet your mum was pleased with them...love Lucey x

  4. Such beautifully wrapped gifts, I would have to take a photo before i opened it! Great bargain paper too Karen and brilliant idea for the bow too, i must check b&q this year, never think to look in there.
    Love n hugs
    Vikki xx


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