November 7, 2011

Pretty Packages: Natural & Vintage

A whole new round of packaging ideas to try!  As much as I love the peppermint and lace theme, this one also makes my heart beat just a little faster.  I find myself uncontrollably drawn to vintage fabrics, natural textures, and I love the shabby and worn look of burlap. So I came up with a few more packaging designs to share.

I kept a neutral palette using brown and white kraft paper and also a brown paper bag.  The embellishments are made using wonderfully different textures like lace, vintage fabrics, satin, a paper doily, a wood tag, a clay tag, raffia, twine and burlap.
This simple paper bag is secured with a fabric wrapped dowel ties on both ends with twine. I folded the paper bag closed and using a hole punch, made two holes and slid the dowel through the holes.  Then I wrapped the bag vertically with satin and lace ribbon and tied it off.
The tag is made of camphor wood from the tree in my front yard. I actually made these over a few weeks and every time my girls went outside to play, I would just start sawing. :)  I made about 50 circles from a branch and drilled holes in them to create tags. The wood tag is stamped with mini alpha stamps and threaded with twine.
I love this one a lot too.  This is a clay tag and using a CLEAN set of alpha stamps, I made the word rejoice and used twine as well.  It is wrapped with ripped strips of vintage fabric and just tied around a few times.
Here's the same fabric around a large wooden spool and used as a ribbon in the center. I love all the frayed edges so much!  I also wrapped a paper doily around the one edge.  The spool is tied on by the selvedge edge of the fabric.  (I waste nothing!)
How crazy fun is this raffia pom pom?  I was staring at this huge bag of raffia and thought of making a pom pom out of it would be just ADORABLE!  I love how it ended up turning out so spiky and sweet. A smaller paper doily girls it up a bit and softens the look. :)
Oh this fabric bow is what truly makes my heart go pitter patter.  I adore this particular one so much (that I  saved it for last) because it appeals to my love of texture.  I just roughly cut several strips of fabric (lace, burlap, linen, satin) and piled it all in a big stack.  Then I tied it off tightly with some twine threaded with a wooden bead and then kind of fluffed it out into an almost flower pattern.

I just loooooove pretty, pretty packaging!

Hugs!

P.S. I heard a rumor that I might...just might...have an ETSY shop opening with some packaging goodies like the ones I will be sharing over the next few weeks. But it might just be a rumor. We shall see.


(check out sweet Andrea's guest post at 36th Avenue woo hoo!)

31 comments:

  1. this is soooooo beautiful and romantic ! and i really like what you did with the wooden spool !!! i was looking for some ideas to use mine ! thanks !

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  2. as always these are little works of art!!!!! picture perfect in every way!!!! sending hugs to all!

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  3. Sooooo cute! I love the shabby chic + vitnage look! You're opening an Etsy shop?! Yaaaaaaay! So excited for you!

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  4. These packaging ideas are lovely and romantic! Love all of them!

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  5. I'm obsessed! I can't wait to start wrapping my gifts :)

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  6. so pretty...I had the same series last year with neutrals...love what you have done...xo

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  7. Jess, you're killing me! I can't wait til you open. :)

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  8. These are my favorites by far(especially the last one). I hope to have time this holiday to do some special wrapping!!! Maybe!!!

    Kathy
    www.etsy.com/shop/loveoffamily

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  9. Loving your new blog look. Pretty packaging just makes the gift. I think I would take an empty box if you wrapped it up with one of those wooden spools! I see lots and lots to pin:)

    I just took the etsy plunge- so far so good. Not as scary as I thought it would be!

    - Samantha

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  10. what a FABULOUS rumor!!!! i sure hope it's true and not just some idle gossip! lol!!! hugs...

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  11. Once again amazing! Yeah for the rumor!!!

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  12. Rumor??? better not be! I really cannot wait for you to open it! I love the fabric bow. I think I will use this fabric strip idea for gifts, I hate store bought ribbon, and I have oodles of fabric scraps.

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  13. I love this!!! I am looking at this totally inspired and yet wondering if I'll stay this inspired as Christmas draws nearer;) I really really want the presents under my tree to all look this pretty.

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  14. They are so perect Jes that one would need to decorate a special tree just for these babies!!! one with textures & fabrics! Oh yes...I can see it all in my mind now...You know they are perfect when you feel the need to dress the tree to match!

    Oh & a lil' dirt cakes in the morning DO sound a little dangerous :) SWEET but messy :) How do you say, "That is so sweet honey now please go clean it up" ;)

    Night!

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  15. Oh they are so pretty and earthy and sweet sentiments too! Made *my* heart go pitter patter looking at the beautiful images!

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  16. Hi
    I am from Brasil, and i love all of it ;))
    I am following you,
    kisses
    Bella
    http://dasbellas.blogspot.com

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  17. Love your ideas...I think in need to start sawing today! Adorable once again...my Christmas gifts are going to look adorable thanks to you. xoxoxoooxxo

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  18. You are so talented! =) Beautiful yet again!

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  19. Gorgeous! I would never want to open such pretty packages :)

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  20. Brilliant wrapping ideas! They're gorgeous.

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  21. Those are amazing! So delicate and lovely.

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  22. This is totally my thing! I am so inspired! Brown paper packages tied up with string truly are some of my favorite things!!! I love the last one, too. That burlap is a really great idea. Wish I had some shopping under my belt so I could be on to some wrapping!! Um... nice tease about the etsy shop. When when when!?!?!?!

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  23. Love the raffia one too! So cute :-) These are all so beautiful. Looking forward to more! Love, Me

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  24. New follower!! Love your cart from My sweet Savannah!! Come over and say hi ! Marcy :)

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  25. Wonderful! Loving these. Thanks for sharing! Trackback: http://blog.joyhey.com/2012/08/16/inspiration-rustic-vintage-wedding/

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