12/10/09

Five Down...

Recipe for a successful gift wrapping session:

* Beautiful wrapping paper from Target with Kraft paper to mix and match.
* Shiny, sparkly ribbon
* Appropriate gift wrapping tools
* Hot chocolate
* A Christmas station on Pandora
* A three year old helper who unrolls the entire roll of Kraft paper because he wants to play with the tube. And then discovers there isn't one.

Have you started wrapping yet? Are you still gathering?

xoxo,
Rachel

23 comments:

Allison Drew said...

Haha. I kind of hate wrapping, so I will probably wait until the last minute. I do intend on using brown craft paper and pretty yarn though. Yours look great!

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Sandy said...

I'm waiting until the last minute this year, living dangerously. Great paper.

Toni Brockliss said...

Oh poor Sebastian!! The tube is the best part.
My hubby is a genius. We spent the extra 10 cents and got the tape on the wheely thingy. Why I have not thought of this sooner is beyond me. All those years of sticking tape to the furniture and cursing when the tape curls up and gets stuck. No wonder there is brandy in the egg nog. I need it.
:)

mrs.adrienneK said...

gorgeous packages!!! i am going to start to wrap tonight!!(when the whee ones are sleeping! ha!)

my name is lauren. said...

wrapping sucks. i love to unwrap pretty things though so i make myself do it. i love target wrapping paper! last year i got a kit with mix-and-match paper/bows/tags, etc.... there was plain kraft paper, then kraft paper w/ red polka dots, then coordinating rafia, paper tags, etc... it was perfect. i didn't even have to get creative. i like getting creative, but i don't do as well under pressure.

your wrapping looks lovely!

Jennifer said...

YESS. i have started wrapping. I got a beautiful red and white houndstooth paper on sale at Hobby Lobby and I love it. aaand of course, the huge roll of kraft paper we use every year.

:)

jari spry said...

still making... and gathering... and i HAVE to be done in 6 days!!! aaaahhhhhh... calgon!

Valeri said...

i haven't started wrapping here yet... i really need to start though! my boys use use the tubes as swords and fight all evening when i wrap.

Kim said...

gorgeous!! I will start tomorrow night now.. thanks for the boost! where do you get Kraft paper??

Char said...

I haven't even started. :) but i do love kraft paper!

Katie said...

I am done wrapping, and I am so sad about it! I love the gift wrap at Target, though.

OpaqueSkies said...

um yeah, still gathering and making. went to a craft fair tonight and found good deals on scarves and also found the cutest dolls with traditional Chinese folk dress from different provinces. Darling.

thankfully, due to one after-Christmas gathering, I'll be able to pick up some after Christmas sales on some gifts. I'm actually just trying to get the cards in the mail.

pretty wrapping papers are [one of] my favs.

{tam*jan} said...

i love wrapping! I plan on using brown craft paper, ribbon and some paint to design my own paper.

Your wrapping is darling!

Adrian said...

I haven't started wrapping any gifts yet. Hoping to start on my first Christmas gift this coming week. You did an awesome job! Very pretty paper!

hollysarah said...

I bought the wrapping paper today! I have had all my shopping done for a while now... but I'm being patient with the wrapping, because I know I have an impatient 2 yr old. :) Can't wait!

Lilith said...

I'm wrapping with kraft paper too, it's always elegant when you have nice ribbon to decorate! and I found beautiful striped turquoise paper also! will start to wrap very soon!

Cat said...

cute cute cute!! i hope you guys are doing well:)

Holly S said...

I love wrapping in brown kraft paper! When my dd was younger I'd let her decorate the gifts w/stickers, paint, etc...

Vivianna said...

everything you do is always so lovely!

jen k said...

i'm doing the kraft paper thing too...but i am letting my kids draw and colour all over it..almost done wrapping...hoping to get it finished by the end of the weekend...

Serena said...

I am most definitely still making and gathering :-)

deadweight on velveteen said...

i today found some wonderful giftwrap stashed away that came free last christmas with frankie magazine :D its definitely going to be used this year!!!

emalie said...

i've wrapped! i love picking the paper and bows and tags! you can see on my blog.