Monday, March 4, 2013

gift wrapping

I packaged up something for the mail today and took pictures along the way
I gift wrap everything that I send out
but it's not the typical sort of gift wrap you might expect
I try to be as green as possible
(unfortunately I still need to use bubble wrap and tape in the final package)


 today I'm wrapping these matchboxes (as seen above)
I've stitched a little pouch of several thicknesses of magazine paper
some from an old canadian readers digest (1967) and some from a rose catalog
I stitched all the way around and tore away the excess paper to show the layers (see below)


tied it with a raffia bow, added a little note and my card - and it's ready to go


and these little bags below are made from storybook pages and wax paper
the ribbon at the top is from silk saris
the sari fabric has been recycled by tearing it into strips of ribbon
I bought mine on Etsy from Felicia and her shop: Flea's Fibers


thanks, as always, for stopping by!
I have lots of catching up to do
I was down for the count this past week with a doozy of a head cold
but I am feeling much better now!

28 comments:

my cup of tea said...

Hi Kim! Love your packaging ideas! So sorry to hear you have been sick but glad you are getting better!
~Donna~

C Pohl said...

What a clever idea, I might have to borrow it, thank you for sharing!!!

Halle said...

Super cute ideas! Lots of love go into those packages.

~*~Patty S said...

happy to hear you are not feeling poorly any more Kimmie!

I am a big fan of pretty packaging and yours is extra thoughtful and lovely

bubble wrap is a great thing to recycle ... hopefully the lucky recipient of your matchboxes will do that with the wrap

Happy March !
oxo

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a clever, clever idea. I love the packaging. I am reading a book now that shows painter's paper as a gift wrap. I've never heard of it, but I'm like you. I prefer to use what I already have, and that includes lots of old books. Really great idea with the wax paper. Never would have thought of that.

Glad to read you are feeling better. It's hard when illness gets you down.

Gayle Price said...

So pretty and so personal. Your packaging is as gorgeous as your beautiful hand made art. I love receiving things that have been thoughtfully and creatively packaged. Glad you're feeling better too :)) xx

Elizabeth said...

As the recipient of some of your wrapping, I can attest to how extraordinary it is --

And I'm glad that you're feeling better -- this has just been a rude year for viruses, no?

Sue said...

What attention to detail:) Lucky recipients!

amy of four corners design said...

I applaud your packaging ideas...I'm with you in using recycled materials...yours are so lovely...matches the gift inside - love it
and sorry about the cold...feel better!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Well gosh, the package is as fabulous as the gift inside.....Love the simplicity and the charm. xox

sharon said...

Your packages are amazing...what a great idea you have again!! Glad to hear you are feeling better!

DAWN said...

I love to order stuff and have it arrive in original wrapping. Yours certainly fit the bill!
~Dawn

cjsrq said...

Half the fun of ordering things from you is being surprised by the wonderful gift wrapping. Your ideas are always unique. I hope you feel better soon.

Kim Mailhot said...

Makes me want to go buy something from your shop right away ! I have wrapping envy.
Gorgeous !
Glad you are feeling a little better. Stay cozy !

Caterina Giglio said...

just brilliant! love the fairy tale packies!!!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Gosh darn it Kimmie! You are so creative and talented. I love the gift wrapping. So simple and yet so very pretty. Great idea! What a treat to receive a gift from you. :) Best wishes, Tammy

Jill said...

I think there has been sickness throughout the whole country! We've been hit repeatedly here and now I'm looking forward to spring and less sickness! I know the recipients of those packages would be thrilled!!

Kim Henkel said...

Kim - what beautiful packaging for your beautiful creations!!! I love that your packaging is recycled and beautiful at the same time. Thanks for sharing.

Yvonne said...

I'm trying to catch up on reading blog posts. Wonderful packaging! I use sari yarn for so many things. I love it. I'm about out of it, so I will check out your link.

Willow said...

I am glad you are feeling a bit better ...lovely storybook bags!

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

A woman after my own heart! I recycle all sorts of things for wrapping parcels :D

Gaby Bee said...

Beautiful packaging idea! Thanks for the inspiration.
Hope you are feeling better now!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Gaby xo

Teri said...

I'd buy something from you just to see the packaging! You always go above and beyond with the packaging and since I love my mailbox and what arrives in it, sometimes I order something just to treat myself to the surprise that waits inside. You put a lot of work and effort into everything you do Kimmie! Why wouldn't you NOT do this too...it's just YOU. And I love it!

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Linda said...

So glad I didn't miss these Kimmie ....they're wonderful! I would be VERY happy to receive something like this in the post. X

Tiaz Taylor said...

This is fantastic idea. I saw this in Pinterest and really excited to follow your blog.
:)

Tiaz

Julie said...

Such pretty packaging! Really made me smile!