12/14/12

paint and trim


today has been spent doing a small bit of christmas trimming...trying to finish up cards and beginning to stash surprises under the tree. giving gifts and wrapping them up special is something i love to do. but having a little teething baby has made making homemade gifts almost impossible this christmas...so i've been doing lots of shopping online. but adding a little special homemade touch is important to me...so this year i decided to use fabric and painted canvas paper to wrap things up with.
i tried my hand at recreating the pom pom anthropologie paper i've been pining over (i used white crate paper (to give it a handmade paper feel) and 7mm red pom poms...wrapped the gift up in the crate paper and hot glued the pom poms on).
to make hand-painted paper, i use primed canvas pads and acrylic paint. max and i had a ball painting away last night...and because the sheets are primed they mold really nicely around the gift when it's time to wrap! they're like little pieces of fine art to make the best kind of first impression.

wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
tonight is a date night/hobbit night (eep!) and tomorrow is mad dash finish shopping saturday...
xoxo

47 comments:

  1. These are fantastic! I especially love the idea of hand-painted wrapping paper - pure genius. I found your post via Pinterest and am smitten with your blog!

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  2. The pom pom wrapping paper is IDENTICAL! you are amazing! i've been lusting over it myself...might have to try this...
    I hope you and your beautiful family have a great weekend!

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  3. There is no end to your wonder. I'd settle for an empty box!

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  4. Online shopping is the way to go! Amazon Prime has been a lifesaver for our family this Christmas. And, Hobbit night? Jealous! Let me know how you like it : )

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  5. Who needs a gift with lovely wrapping like this?!

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  6. The wrapping looks stunning!

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  7. That wrapping paper is a gift in itself - so wonderful!

    xo
    cortnie

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  8. oh golly, you are so talented. i love your wrapping paper paintings!

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  9. I wouldn't want to rip or tear any of those beautiful wrappings! Excellent job Katie!

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  10. Wow, these look beautiful. I would never have thought of using painted canvas paper, but I simply love how you've paired it with white, kraft and baker's twine.
    Ronnie xo

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  11. Those are so pretty....ur are blessed with talent and creativity....
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  12. I used to do something very similar! But not to wrap gifts but to wrap my school note books....something to make them colorful and interesting.....I recall they were very popular among my friends
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  13. Love this post your photos are really beautiful and the wrapping looks really fun!

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  14. your wrapping paper looks beautiful! you have inspired me to try something other than just plain brown wrapping paper & pom poms! ;)

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  15. such a beautiful way of gift wrapping the gifts. i love ideas like that and always prefer to wrap a gift up in an unique way. makes it even more special.

    leyla.

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  16. Your wrapping paper is beautiful. Hope your date night went well! :)

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  17. Your gift wrapping skills put mine to shame.

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  18. Your blog may just be my new obsession. I love the style of your posts and the creativity of painting your own wrapping paper.
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  19. You have such a talented eye--a true artist in everything you do! Love your blog and this post is stunning!

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  20. you are such a talented artist. gorgeous paper and i love the anthro inspired wrapping. (i honestly think it's better than the real thing!)
    xo,
    andrea >>hecallsmewifey

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  21. these are so beautiful. and i am so jealous! i love wrapping gifts and making them pretty...but now with three kids i feel like i don't find the time! i guess my kids are young enough i can toss on the paper and they could care less, but i need to find time to wrap the adult gifts in my life pretty-like!
    also...i love you christmas card. i am getting a a bit tired of the photo card because there are such beautiful cards out there. but a lot of people like to see an updated photo...washi tape to the rescue for me next year!
    merry christmas!
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  22. .something to make them colorful and interesting.....I recall they were very popular among my friends

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  23. Love, love, love your Christmas cards - can you do a post about them? Love the pictures with the white border and taping them in there. Super cute!!! Merry Christmas!

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  24. Your talent is endless!! Will you do a post with gift ideas?

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  25. I love all your photos! They are all so simple and perfect :)

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

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