This year I started with bits like these that are both vintage and vintage inspired:
I used kraft paper, white boxes, or jars to wrap up most of my gifts. I love kraft paper because it is has such a raw and natural feel to it, you can find it recycled, it's cheap and it provides a great contrast to add sparkly ribbons and additions to. If you don't have kraft paper laying around you can always cut up a paper grocery sack and flip it inside out.
And, I ended up with these:
|[a topiary for my friend Ivy]|
|[cut into a shoe box, wrapped it in kraft paper, tied layers of ribbon over a doily]|
|[layered yarn with a white glittered snowflake, topped with a teeny snowman]|
|[these little boxes of cookies and fleur de sel caramels went to each of the families I work with]|
|[kraft paper wrapped with red layered yarn with glittered thread and topped with vintage angels]|
|[are they just the cutest things?!?! A gift themselves!]|
|[a glittered bag with a kraft paper tag]|
|[jarred chocolate covered bing cherries]|
How about you? What do your gifts look like this year? Have you wrapped them up yet or do you still have lots to go? Do you usually have a theme to your wrapping or do you just wrap away?