Thursday, March 19, 2009

Using what I have....or I'm too cheap to buy it.

I made a cross-stitched Christmas tablecloth for my niece who is getting married on Saturday. I was going to buy wrapping paper, ribbon and a card but my daughter said let's use what we have. So this is what we came up with. Butcher's paper, seam binding and copies of vintage wedding cards. Does it say  "what a creative family!" or does it scream "THEY WERE  TOO CHEAP TO BUY WRAPPING PAPER!" Well , the deed is done and this is how we are taking it . No excuses. 

12 comments:

Diane said...

Great idea I think it looks lovely, nice vintage images.
Hugs, Diane

Lori said...

i think that looks wonderful!!! i would love to get presents wrapped like that:)

zoe said...

Oh..so *BEAUTIFUL*lovely wrapping!
For me i definitely will not willing to open since its just so neat looking!

xoxo
Zoe

Janelle said...

It's fun! I'd love to get a present wrapped like that!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Karen, I adore the way you wrapped this gift. I would love to have something presented to me in such a lovely way! It takes much more time than using store-bought paper & I'm sure the kids will realize the love & thought that went into it!

Big Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

rosechicfriends said...

Karen...that is such a GREAT idea! I just love it! And that your girls would help you is even better! Enjoy them while you have them both there!
Hugs..Lorena

Shirl said...

Great idea Karen, it's so pretty I would not want to open it. You are so creative!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Karen, your paper wrapping is so much nicer then any store bought wrapping paper. You can see that time, love and thought went into wrapping your gift. Great idea. It looks beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by. You can have all the cookies you want. LOL
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Lori said...

me again:)
are you teasing me...LOL...i never find good things at that flea market like you do...did you by any chance go to the springfield show over the weekend? i SO wanted to go but i could NOT get off of work...boo...
the wee dress is hanging from one of the vertical beams in my hall~way by my stairs...

Judi said...

I think your wrapping turned out great...certainly very crafty and so different.
I wish I could have seen the gift...I'm not sure whether you might have shown previously?
I'll have to come back...
come by and visit when you have some time.
Judi

My Shabby Roses said...

I think it was a fantastic idea, and I would love a package wrapped up just like that.

Great Job!

Amy said...

I think it screams creativity and absolute beauty!!!!! Anyone can wrap with store bought paper and bows (boring)!! Your package says you took the time to make something special.
Amy