Wednesday, July 6, 2011

These are a few of my favorite things


Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,
Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens,
Brown paper packages tied up with strings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

This song from the Sound of Music is one of my all time favorites. And this post is about brown paper packages tied up with strings? Do you heart them too?

I love using the simple brown paper to wrap gifts and adorning them with tiny flowers, pretty ribbons, dainty buttons, handmade paper scraps or simply anything I find around the house. Sharing tons of ideas I loved for lots of inspiration.


Flags, punched circles, hearts with strings or good old labels? Which one do you like?


For some glam, add a single satin flower, a crochet piece, patterned paper with a fabric flower or a big brooch with some matching string.



Want to keep it really simple? Block prints, fruit prints, paper cutouts or simply some of the net that the veggies come in!



How about adding some pine cones, sprinkles or just the initials/names of the recipient?


Don't they look stunning all stacked up like this with a hint of gold?

Which ones are your favs? Do you also like the idea of using the boring brown paper and dressing it up like this?  

p.s If you are looking for some more giftwrap ideas then you are in for some luck. Two years back I did a Guestpost for one of my favorite blogs, the keybunch. Time does fly, huh! You may want to check it out on their blog here or right here at purplehomes (At a later date I updated it for those of you who missed it there).

"Wrapping" up this post, now. Tadaah!

Images : 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17 and 18

10 comments:

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

What lovely ideas and images and my fav song too. Love the post, really made me smile :-) hugs..Anu

Sharon said...

loved this post! and gosh its 2 years already? we must have u over for another guest post soon! :)

love
s

Ege Denne said...

Christmas in july? :)

Neha@ All things beautiful said...

Ohhhh I love brown paper wraps! Its so much fun decorating over brown paper.
Very nice post!

Nayana said...

color over the brown paper looks beautiful, loved to see your favorite things. good inspiration.

Sudha said...

congratulations Prachi :)

Chandan said...

Dizzy with all the creativity spilling on your blog... lovely..:)

Pooja said...

Lovely ideas... someone please invite me home, I want to wrap a gift ;)

radn@HouseonAshwelllane said...

Love the use of brown paper for packaging!

Simran said...

I love these ideas and am going to try one of these very soon :) Thanks for sharing!!