18 December 2009

Smitten with New String

In the spirit of simplifying and enjoying this Christmas season, I'm smitten with my new favorite (and super easy!) way to wrap gifts: Brown wrap paper and candy-cane string.

Toss on a little homemade gift tag or just write directly on the paper with a skinny black sharpie marker and you're good to go! I think they look so adorable, I just want to unwrap all of them myself.

I finally ordered a cone of this baker's twine (and some in a brown and white twist for non-holiday wrappings) after plotting for more than a year. It's a good thing I like it so much, for I now have, seemingly, a lifetime supply. I do hope everyone else likes it too, as they will be getting presents adorned with it for the next decade!

Perhaps it will become my signature wrapping. Oooo ... I kinda' like that idea!


  1. I have always loved the look of brown wrapping paper, and your red and white string adds just the touch needed to make it festive for Christmas!

    P.S. I know I would enjoy getting presents wrapped this way!

  2. Very cute! Where do you get your brown paper?

  3. Farrah,
    I've been able to find both brown and white wrap at basic craft-supply stores.

    Best wishes.

  4. I wonder if you could knit something with the stripy string... It would make adorable kitchen scrubbie thingies!

    Then you could give them as gifts and tie the wrapper with the same string... mmmm... simplicity! =)

  5. "Brown paper packages tied up with string... these are a few of my favorite things."

    I love your signature wrap. Simple and classic and classy. If you want to fancy it up wouldn't white paper doilies look pretty spray mounted on the gift?!

  6. I love these packages ... I'm inspired!