Saturday, November 28, 2009

Brown Paper Packages

Welcome, friends!

"Brown paper packages tied up with string."

Lindsey and I have been having fun experimenting with different ways to customize our gift wrapping this year.

We used regular brown wrapping paper, the kind used for mailing packages and used some of our favorite Christmas stamps and stamped images on the paper.

We thought how great it would be to stamp the person's name on the package so there would be no mixup when Christmas morning comes!

Lindsey showed me this neat trick of putting a rubber band around the letters. Clever girl!

Baby ric rac and flocked jingle bell in Sugar Kissed colors.

Here, Lindsey used ribbon and flowers to decorate the package.

Use your imagination and you can come up with many pretty wrappings that are totally customized.

Thank you for joining us today. We hope you liked this idea. See you tomorrow!
Have a Sugar Kissed Day!

Twyla and Lindsey


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Girls, I so loved this post. What a beautiful idea for the holiday season. My living room tree is all brown, copper and gold and I have a burlap skirt. These packages being wrapped for that tree are going to be au naturale. I love this look for my tree. Thank you both for the wonderful ideas.

You should add "These are a few of my favorite things", from the Sound of Music, to be playing in your background. It would be so fitting for this post.

Thanks for sharing again. I so love to come and see what you have been working on each day.

Country hugs...Sherry

Lindsay-ann said...

HI Twyla & Lindsey
Thank you so much for sharing your sugar kissed ideas. My favorite is the muslin stamped gift bags. I love how you decorated your brown paper packages. They look great and so stylish. Super idea about putting the rubber band around the stamps. I have a set like that and had never thought to do it like that. Thanks to you next time I use them everything will be neatly in line.
I am so glad I met both of you last year. I enjoy your friendship through your lovely blog and your sweet comments when you visit mine.
Have a great weekend. You girls are the best.

Hearts Turned said...

Love this style of wrapping, ladies! You're so full of beautiful, vintage-style ideas---I just love coming to visit! Great idea for the alphabet stamps, Lindsey--much easier that way!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend! Thanks for the visit!

LiLi M. said...

I love to see all packaging coordinated, like you did! Thanks for the tip of the rubber band! My names are always the kidnappers' kind, if you know what I mean!
Happy pink Saturday to you guys and keep those sugar kissed Christmas posts coming, please!

MaryEllen said...

Love the packages! simply gorgeous!
and I really love the rubber stamps held together with a rubber band.. GENIUS!!!!!

Thanks for the warm Thanksgiving wishes. Mine was fun!
Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving too!

~Tonja~ said...

Hi what you did with the brown cute...I have done them that way before but more
country style..but I love yours much better....great tip with the rubber band...hope you both have a sugar kissed weekend...
Sweet Blessings...

Bearly Sane said...

Hi Twyla!
I used to do a lot of this when the children were growing up and money was tight, but now it's just a matter of making gift card wallets! LOL!
I do like what you have done and I love the personal touch you and Lindsey have given them.
Warmest hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Anonymous said...

Eeek! I saw a pink polka dotted brad! ☺

A flocked Jingle bell? I've never seen one until now. How fun!

I get so happy every morning when I see another post from you girls! Thanks! ♥

Simply Shelley said...

Love your idea...I have use the brown paper before and thought of doing the same this year...of course,my packages won't be near as sweet as a blessed weekend.....

Brynwood Needleworks said...

More great ideas, Girls!
Have a great weekend.

Celestial Charms said...

I Have always loved brown paper packages. A great canvas for any artistic twist. Thanks for that rubber band trick, never saw that. These ideas will feel right at home with my intended red/white/brown Christmas palate for this year. Wonderful photos.
Thank you girls!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Beautiful! I put you button on my side bar this morning! So much holiday cheer! I love it! Thanks!

Victoria - Florence and Mary said...

I'm so impressed with the rubber band trick... it drives me nuts with my "neat freak" obsession and trying to keep things orderly when using stamps.

I use brown paper for presents but haven't yet tried stamping the paper... I'm going to give it a go I think

Victoria xxx

Lisa said...

Lovely! My mother did drawings on our packages for about 10 years! We hated tossing them and then she had to go work and didn't have time to do them and felt very guilty for not. We all said then just don't! She was shocked but it was no fun if she was stressed! Love yours!! The pic is lovely too!
Hugs, Lisa

Anonymous said...

Oh My... I enjoyed this post!! Never thought to "band" letters together to keep them aligned!! Great idea....
I also really liked the vintage pink card... eye-candy!!
Happy Holidays!

Nancy Jo said...

So nice to see your name over on my site, its been awhile. Yes I do have to spend some time here, I do belive you will be giving me some good ideas. And oh boy all those stampington Magazines are really nice. Love them all.
I see you are stamping things. What is the best ink to buy?? I have a million stamps.
Nancy Jo

Dogwood said...

Those gifts look so nice. I have done that in the past and loved the final look.

Shopgirl said...

This are wonderful, what a great share for the Christmas season. When our kids were small, I wrapped all our gifts in news paper and red ribbon. I loved how it looked, I am not sure how the kids felt. They probably thought Santa was wrapping things cheap.

The pumpking bars are so good. I double everything but the salt when feeding a family get together. They love em.
I best get back to my stockings....
Hugs, Mary

Stacey said...

How cute! I always like brown paper packages all dolled up. It's a look that's hard to beat.

Melinda said...

Neat ideas--especially the rubber band idea. Very helpful.

Have a great Sunday.

Unknown said...

You two are just full of ideas!
Hope had a great Thanksgiving.

Stacy said...

The stamped brown paper looks so great! I really like that idea, especially customizing with the recipient's name. The ric rac is adorable, and so is the pink and red yarn. Ooh, I just remembered I have some red yarn! Now I know what to do with it :o) Thanks!

Jessi Nagy said...

Hey cutie,
hope you had a fab thanksgiving. i see your already on your way into the holidays.
darling packages.

Chandra said...

I must say that you got me on this one! The last couple of years I have used brown craft paper and personalized with cutesy tags. Last year I used white raindeer cutouts, fuzzy white yarn, and teal accents. LOVED it! And thanks for dropping by to check out my studio :)

Anonymous said...

Brown mailing paper never looked
so good!

Thank you for posting all these
great ideas!


Sherry said...

Oh Lindsay is so clever! I always sit and try to line the letters up by hand and then end up with one higher or lower than the rest. I love the simplicity and the creativity in your wrapping! Very pretty!!!


Lynn said...

I love brown paper packages, they look so nice :)

maría cecilia said...

Hi Twyla and Lindsey, what a great job, it´s so nice to receive a personalyzed gift like yours. A good idea and looks very easy to do it.
María Cecilia

Alexandra MacVean said...

I love your ideas. How incredibly creative and cute! You just gave me my own idea. :)