Thursday, 7 June 2012

vintage fabric


remember the vintage french fabrics i showed you here.
i thought of something to do with them that didn't require any sewing. some inexpensive, one of a kind gifts that smell beautiful. 

i used rectangular handmade (not by me) soaps, some single or some stacked 2 or 3 together. i cut a square of the fabric & wrapped each bundle like i would wrap a present. with the folds on the top i tied them with natural string.

i tied on some brass charms i already had or a shell & added some gift tags i'd made.

to make these gift tags i glued a piece of the fabric onto these large luggage tags. the glue i use is a quick dry adhesive from spotlight that seems to work well on anything.
i have fabric left over to make something else. maybe i'll get the sewing machine out one of these days. 

i'll leave you with an image of the massive swell hitting our east coast. amazing to watch but unfortunately doing a lot of damage to the beaches.

see you next time!


  1. I LOVE what you did with the fabrics!
    My birthday isn't until December! hehehe ;o)
    Tania xx

  2. I love these packages!!! Very sweet.

  3. The wrapping on the soaps look beautiful!

  4. I love this idea! What a really special gift and the colors are definitely coastal chic!


  5. This is a great idea and one I will be trying!

  6. Beautiful fabrics and a lovely way to use them. That storm had me worried for a while. Mr Beach House was out and about in it, but lucky came to no harm.

  7. Great idea to use the fabric as wrapping and tags, they look great.

  8. Love your packages!

  9. These look great and I love your pretty labels and adornments.

  10. They look lovely. Thanks for sharing them at Shabbilicious Friday.

  11. Your packages are beautiful. What a great idea...Connie

  12. These are soo cute!! I bet they do smell wonderful too! I love those little binoculars!! Too cute! xo Holly

  13. Beautiful little packages! I love the folds on the fabric wrap too. Thank you so much for sharing with air your laundry Friday! Featuring this tonight! xo Jami


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