Friday, December 23, 2011

Last minute packaging

Christmas is just a few days away, and if you're like most people who celebrate the holiday – you are running around doing those last minute things. You're busy picking up stocking stuffers and scrounging for gifts for those hard to buy for people. If you can take a breather and get into your craft room, here are some ideas for inventive gift wrap by Melyssa Connolly. She's decorating parchment paper bags to make gift wrapping extra special.

What about a coaster made out of scrabble letters? Melyssa thinks it's a good idea and has decorated this parchment paper bag with Fancy Flake Peel & Stick stamps by PSA Essentials, and "Merry Christmas" sentiment from PSA North Pole. She's stamped the snowflakes in white ink on the white parchment paper, they fade into the background and create a subtle extra touch. 

These bags are perfect for jewelry, small handmade gifts, or delicious treats. I love all the layers here, between the twine, the lace, ribbon, patterned papers, and stamping – there's a lot of texture here!

Which one is your favorite? It's hard to choose. I would have a hard time throwing these away if someone gave them to me, that's for sure!


  1. I love them all!! The colors are so fab with all the trim and ribbon and embellishments. I agree I would have a very hard time throwing this away...These are awesome! TFS

  2. Hi, they are all stunning:) Sandra H

  3. They are all pretty. I couldn't throw these away either. I would frame mine and use as a decoration next year.