Saturday, December 3, 2011

Inkling: black, white & gold gift wrap

I’m happy to be participating in the Make it Merry holiday celebration. Organized by Diane at Home Sweet Homemade – Make it Merry is 14 days of holiday creativity by 14 different bloggers. Check the bottom of this post for the complete schedule where you’ll find an assortment of holiday inspiration. 

My creative contribution to the Make it Merry celebration is holiday gift wrap. 

This year, I decided to go with a black and white theme and then give it some holiday glitz with a splash of gold. 

For all the gift wrap used on these packages, I didn’t buy anything new. I had a few ideas but basically pulled out a variety of craft supplies, papers and embellishments in black, white and gold. 

This gift is wrapped in plain white printer paper. I cut strips of black heavy paper to use as ribbon. The gold sticks are the bottoms of some curly ting floral that I cut off. Simple, stark and modern packaging.

This small gift is wrapped in freezer paper with the glossy side out. I again cut a wide piece of black heavy paper to use as ribbon. The leaves and twigs are leftover from Thanksgiving projects and I spray painted them gold.

This package is also wrapped in freezer paper. I wrapped gold organza ribbon around the box and glued on black sequins for a festive feminine look.

This gift is wrapped in white corrugated paper that I had used on a few projects last year. I used black & white baker’s twine and covered each knot in a small gold star. The gold stars are large sequins that I spray painted gold. 

Black crepe paper streamers leftover from Halloween projects act as ribbon for this package. I made a flower out of the same crepe paper and added gold leaves and the tops of the curly ting floral. 

It’s fun to be creative with your gift wrap and it’s a great way to use up craft supplies. I hope you enjoyed my gift wrap ideas and find inspiration from the rest of the Make it Merry celebration.

{Click on the links below within the image to view the series}

nifty thrifty things
the blue velvet chair
project possessed
meridian road
modern country style
Truly Lovely
home sweet homemade
Jill Ruth & Co.
Rustique Art
hello lovely inc.
Decor to Adore
Inspire Me Heather
Ladybird Ln
Image Map

This project is linked at the parties listed here and 



  1. Me encantan tus trabajos, te sigo a partir de ahora.
    Enhorabuena y hasta pronto.
    Pos. Te invito a visitar mi blog si te apetece

  2. These photos are simply elegant! You are so creative.

  3. They are all so pretty! I do like the organza and those stars on the twine is just lovely! I'm posting about gift wrap too soon on the Make It Merry - hasn't it been a great blog hop? So much fun!

  4. these are so fabulous. I love that woven look and the creative way you layered paper too. Actually I like all of them, they're beautiful and I so appreciate the inspiration - I'm already thinking of supplies here that I could use for gift wrap embellishment in a new way! Thank you so much for your sprinkles of brilliance!! diane

  5. ahhhhhhh. so chic and a little Parisian, yes? how i would love to be a recipient of such a gorgeously wrapped, thought out package. beautiful!


  6. I'd never unwrap the darn things! LOL They're brilliant......and gorgeous.

    Thanks for letting me drop in and fill my brain with even more ideas for this holiday.

  7. It's art! Your packages are simply stunning.

  8. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Great job! I'm your newest follower :)


  9. These are absolutely gorgeous! I would definitely love to try this one year when I have presents sitting under a tree for awhile before Christmas!! This year it would just go to waste though since we're traveling.


  10. Your wrapping is lovely and oh so elegant. I loved your creativity in using the sticks.

  11. All your wrapping looks gorgeous! I always admire the amazing and creative wrapping done by others and intend to try it out myself (then leave my wrapping 'til last minute and attack everyone's presents with Poundland wrapping paper and sellotape *is a terrible person*)
    Anyway, you are one skilled lady! :) Your choice of colours is totally classy!

  12. Wow. Your packages are really pretty! They are decor just by themselves. I've really enjoyed participating in this Make it Merry party and am finally catching up with everyone again.

  13. I am always on a lookout for beautiful wrappings. These are such great inspirations! Would love for you to share this at my Best of 2011 party going on now Feel free to link up other projects if you'd like. Happy new year! My


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