Thursday, 17 November 2011

wrapping ideas

after a trip to my local already busy shopping centre in the heat this week i'm not looking forward to the christmas shopping madness. i'm thinking online shopping might be the way to go this year to avoid crazy carparks & crowds. don't you find it funny at christmas time when you hear music playing in shops about joy and peace when everyone looks completely frazzled?

this week i put together some wrapping ideas for a relaxed, coastal christmas. the decorating part of christmas is one of my favourite things about it. i like to keep it simple and in keeping with the rest of our place. 
the gift tags are available in my shop here.  

christmas at our place this year will be mostly white, natural with a touch of aqua

still getting lots of use from an old atlas, the pages are great for wrapping. 

i found a similar idea on pinterest. wrap a piece of hessian / burlap around the parcel and secure with tape at the back. tie bundles of burlap, braid and ribbon in white and natural colours together with string, then cut into it to make it more shabby, tie a starfish to the top.

little boxes from craft shops tied up with string ,good for small presents, especially when they're this colour ;)

here i wrapped linen, burlap, white braid around the parcel and taped them at the back. 

a white plate & a candle surrounded with shells 

i use these hand stamped hibiscus gift tags all year round

i love simple brown paper wrapping. i stamped this one with white hibiscus & added white ribbon and a shell.

map wrapping with small nautical tags, i stamped with white anchors.

 let's make this holiday season happy, relaxed & stress free!


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  1. Your gift wrapping ideas are gorgeous. I really love to use white and brown paper, looks fantastic. I'm also doing most of my shopping online this Christmas...much more stress free!

  2. I love the idea of using Atlas pages to wrap pressies - Brilliant! :)xx

  3. thats exactly what i want my xmas to look like :)

    love the maps too~

  4. I love all your wrapping ideas. So coastal.
    Kylie x

  5. These are awesome ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Love love your ideas. I too, did a post on Christmas wrapping. If you need a good source for some wrapping paper, burlap ribbon etc, come on over to my post!!! I have a great source. They have burlap and natural paper like you have here!!! So pretty. Lots of people are using brown and white Kraft paper this year!! I tend to use black and whites!! Love,love this time of year and all of the activities that surround us!! Kathysue

  7. Very lovely and beautiful.
    Burlap and white belong together.

  8. gorgeous wrapping ideas. i love the neutral colours. xo.

  9. love all of it!! so creative and inspiring. would love to receive a gift in any of them.

  10. All totally gorgeous gift wrapping ideas. The neutral colours make for a nice change at christmas time. Leahx

  11. All completely creative and beautiful beachy coastal. Where does one get the hibiscus stamp? I'd love to make some of that wrapping paper.

  12. Love the map wrapping as well. So lovely!!!

  13. Oooohh you have given me some great ideas!! Thanks xo Ashlyn

  14. All your wrapping ideas are gorgeous - I especially love the little aqua boxes - they remind me of receiving gifts from Tiffany's, and what's not to love about that, right?

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  15. Love your style....where do you get those darling tags??

  16. I love your ideas particularly the atlas paper. thanks for sharing.

  17. I love the maps...just beautiful! Great ideas! ♥

  18. This post is just stunning to look at ... yes, it makes me want to wrap something ... but first I just want to look.

    Thanks for the peek ... and the push ~

    Mary @ SeaQuilts

  19. I am very late to visit and to say thank you for linking up to my Pinning and Singing party-I am so sorry! I have been a bit pre-occupied with my 12 Days of Christmas series on my Christmas blog! Thanks again for linking up this great post!

    Best Christmas wishes and happy pinning!

    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

  20. Hi Dear!!!
    I'm Aretusa from the blog: http:petitepoohmonamour.
    I loved so very much Your ideas that I made a post about them on my blog.
    Hope you will enjoy it.
    Merry Christmas and hope to see you soon. I'm gonna follow your blog 'cause I'm from Sicily and I love the sea.

  21. Absolutely fantastic gift wrapping Cheryl. Thank you for sharing these wonderful ideas. I LOVE the maps.


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