Thursday, December 24, 2009

*the wrap*

Am I the only one that was crazy disappointed with this year's selection of wrapping paper and accoutrements? Usually Target has several different coordinated lines that have matching paper, bags, tags, ribbon, package decorations. Apparently, they decided to do away with that this year... much to my dismay. The best paper I found was actually at Michael's and Walgreens. Go figure. So, here I am, Christmas Eve... decent paper with no pretty package decorations to accessorize them with. Why not make our own?

These are super-quick, and are a perfect Christmas Eve craft to make with the kiddos. You don't have to clue them in to the fact that they are actually helping you with your last-minute wrapping. *wink* *wink* Not to mention... they make lovely keepsake ornaments after they are done with their job adorning your packages!

Grab some new Pink Paislee "Cupid" products. They might be intended for Valentine's Day, but they look lovely with the holiday bird paper I found at Michael's.

Start with some chipboard birds. Maya Road and Jenni Bowlin both make some cute ones. Cover the chipboard pieces with some patterned paper, accent it with glitter...



Add a flowered tail, and finish off your creation with some pretty jewels...



Then, punch a hole at the top of the bird, loop some ribbon through, and make a little hanger for the bird. Now it's ready to tie onto a package (or adorn your tree).



Now you have some pretty little birdies to perch atop your packages! The sky's the limit with decoration them... you imagination is the only limit.

** Incidentally, this will be my last project for Pink Paislee. I decided not to reapply for the 2010 team. Not that I don't love their product... I'm just trying to reorganize and reprioratize for the new year. I want to take this opportunity to thank Rebecca, and everyone else at Pink Paislee for the opportunity to design for them over the last year. It has been a wonderful experience, and I enjoyed it every minute. To the upcoming 2010 DT... you won't be disappointed! This is a fabulous company to work for!**

Happy holidays everyone!

11 comments:

Michelle said...

Super cute ideas! Makes me want to run out and grab that wrapping paper at Michael's real quick. Good luck with your re prioritizing. I think it sounds less stressful.

Lynn said...

great ideas. beautiful bird. i use plain brown paper bags and snap it up w/a cool bow made from material. and maybe some twine. very old school. merry christmas to you and your fam.

Callista said...

love the bird! simply gorgeous!

Sasha Holloway said...

Love that idea .. but girl yes I noticed that too .. luckily at the end of the year I get those sales when they go dirt cheap and so I had some pretty paper that I snagged from last year ..

you rocked it out for Pink Paislee .. I just knew you would stay on .. good for you for re-prioritizing and I can only imagine what you will have in store for 2010

The Sice Family said...

Love this bird! And how's your new year going? Wendy :)

~Sasha Farina~ said...

Pink Paislee will miss you, I know that :) *hugs* Happy twenty-10 my girl. I hope the year is a great one for you.

Jill Deiling said...

aww that birdie is soo cute, what a great idea!! how was your christmas and birthday??

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banuca said...
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banuca said...

I like bird figures so much and yours is beautiful...

Nishant said...

great ideas. beautiful bird.
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