I've said this enough times that you probably think I'm a broken record, but I love creative gift wrapping! And I love it even more when I come up with inexpensive (or even free) packaging ideas.
I wanted to come up with a good, creative gift packaging idea for fall that could transition into winter, and I decided to use some natural elements. Specifically, leaves from the backyard. Dressed up with some metallic spray paint I had on hand.
Some kraft paper wrapping paper, twine, and copper colored leaves from my trees, and I had a spectacular autumn gift.
Add a few sprigs of evergreen (I used rosemary from my herb garden) and a few mini pine cones, and the gift wrapping idea transitions beautifully into a rustic, natural Christmas theme.
I also remembered that I had some faux moss sheeting in my craft stash, and thought it would make a really cool natural ribbon for a present.
I used some metallic gold and white baker's twine to create this package, criss-crossed with string in an organic fashion, and accented by copper leaves and pine cones.
And the natural elements just look right with those little Swedish tomte elves, don't they? I wanted to put them on everything!
What's your favorite way to dress up a plain package?