Friday, October 26, 2012

Autumn Gift Wrapping



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This kind of Autumn gift wrapping would be perfect for Thanksgiving presents, I guess. I actually made it for my mom, who is born in October. I spent one and a half hour shopping for her in my favorite bookstore (she is an avid reader and I wanted to surprise her) and only 10 minutes making this simple gift wrap, inspired by Fall. I chose natural items already in hand, like the gray yarn and the seabuckthorn branch. For a little extra bling, I went with a silver wrapping paper, although I don't normally use metallic decor. But I love the way the silver brings out the boosting color of the seabuckthorn :)




For those of you who never heard of seabuckthorn before, let me tell you that you can find it near the woods and it's pretty common here in Romania. Careful with those thorns, if you wanna pick it yourself! The seabuckthorn has a gigantic quantity of vitamin C (ten times more than oranges), as well as minerals and beta carotene. It is a powerful antioxidant and we use it to make a sweet-sour tea, to fight the cold.




Also, may I present my lovely assistant Anais, who is a tremendous help when it comes to wrapping gifts. She always gathers the materials needed for the job and sits on the wrapping paper, to keep it warm. Then, she makes sure that the yarn ball is properly confused, by spinning it around for a bit. Thank you, Anais, I am counting on your talents, now that we must prepare for Christmas gifts!



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YAY! The simple Fall gift wrap has been featured at Homework, Destination: Craft, Organize And Decorate Everything, The Blackberry Vine, JAQS Studio, Ginger Snap Crafts, Little Inspiration, Blueberry Craft And Hobby Time and Clean And Scentsible. Thank you so much, Carolyn, Kathryn, Jami, Ginger, Angie, Ewa and Jenn -  it means so much to me :)
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53 comments:

  1. The cute gift wrapping. I think chic!!

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  2. Oh, this is pretty! So simple yet elegant. Love the silver paper! I seriously lack when it comes to wrapping. I always want to go crazy, but by the time I get to wrapping things, I'm in such a rush, I just pull out the old cheesy wrapping paper. I'm jealous!

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  3. so beautiful!!!! and Anais...well what can i say?? she's a doll!

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  4. that is so pretty. i have never heard of those berries before, they are beautiful - but those are serious thorns on them. have a great weekend! xo

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    1. Have a great weekend too, Christine :)

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  5. That branch! Seabuckthorn branch? I've never heard of it before but I love it! I love the combo of the branch and the metallic, a super chic gift wrapping!

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  6. so interesting, so different, so YOU

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  7. Love it! Thorns and all! I was hoping you'd tell us what books you chose for your mother! Your Anais is gorgeous too!

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    1. Danni, thank you - I chose "The House At Riverton" by Kate Morton and an anthology of Romanian comic stories from the late 1800s. At the last minute I said no to Murakami's "Norwegian Wood". Maybe for Christmas :)

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  8. Lovely wrapping, with the mixture of warm orange color and cold silver! Very cute and elegant cat, Anais! :)

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    1. Thank you, Lisa, my "designer" cat Anais says "Meow!"

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  9. That is just gorgeous! I don't think I could come up with that idea. Hats off to you!

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    1. Thank you Shoshana, I'm so happy you noticed my try to come up with new stuff :)

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  10. Wow! Your packet is so beautiful! Elegant and simple and gorgeous! And your assistant is very capable and very pretty :-)
    hugs

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    1. Thank you, Jutta! You always hae a fine taste for the simplest thing :)

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  11. A beautifully wrapped gift! I've never heard of that seabuckthorn before - but it's pretty and so interesting!
    You have a gorgeous assistant too! Thanks for sharing!:)

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit, wonderful hostess!

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    2. So pretty, perfect for an Autumn birthday. I'm hopping over from Cowgirl up. Happily enjoying my visit to your sweet blog and already a happy follower. Hugs

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  12. Your package is so pretty, and your photos are so beautiful!

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    1. Thank you for the wonderful words, Annie, taking macro photos was challenging, indeed!

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  13. Very cute! I've never heard of seabuckthorn. How interesting. Cute kitty!

    Visiting from Our Delightful Home :)

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  14. So beautiful. Looks like your kitty loved it too! I would love for you to add this to my Mom's Library Link-up!
    http://heymommychocolatemilk.blogspot.com/2012/10/moms-library-link-up-3-for-me.html

    Thanks and Be Blessed,
    Julie

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  15. visiting from Organize and Decorate Everything link party. I'm obsessed with wrapping cute little packages. I pinned your post onto my board. Love your home too, so much style!

    Lo
    http://aloandbeholdlife.blogspot.com

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  16. Beautiful wrapping. Simple looks best! Thanks for linking up to tip toe again this week!

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit and for the lovely comment, Christy!

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  17. This is so simple yet elegant. Love the mix of silver, jute and natural elements. Great for a hostess gift!

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    1. I'm so happy that you like the simple package, Taryn :)

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  18. Gorgeous wrapping! And Anais is adorable - my cat likes to "help" with things too.

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  19. Love Anais! My Sophie likes to come and help out to but she lays on the paper. Thanx for coming to THT.http://www.frommyfrontporchtoyours.com/2012/10/treasure-hunt-thursday-80-highlights.html

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  20. Hey from tessacotton! Love your creation, so classy and lovely. I would be so thrilled if you would link up to my new, thanksgiving themed linky party, live today!
    http://tessacotton.blogspot.com/2012/10/thanksgiving-link-party.html

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  21. Simple and pretty. You are so clever. I love the pics with your cat! Thank you so much for visiting and adding your idea to the Thanksgiving Treats and Fall Fun Linky Party. I’m one of your co-hosts from OneCreativeMommy.com. If you linked up from one of the other co-host sites, I hope you’ll stop by my site for a visit.

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit and to leave a sweet comment, Heidi! PS: I ALWAYS link-up from your wonderful blog :)

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  22. Well that's just super cute :-) Thanks so much for linking up to our Halloween Linky Party! I love the pics with the cat :-) and this is just a super fun and easy way to wrap cute things this time of year!

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit the link-ups - I really appreciate it!

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  23. Just to let you know I featured your wonderful project today.
    Stop by and grab a featured button and thank you so much for sharing your project.
    http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-inspiration-board-link-party.html

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  24. very very pretty and creative. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I'm so happy that you like the simple Autumn wrap, Jeannie - thanks for your sweet comment!

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  25. So beautiful! Love those berries - looks like they are worth the thorns!! Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I will be featuring this tomorrow. Happy Sunday!
    Jenn :)

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    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Jenn!

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  26. simple , yet so beautiful wrapping!

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit, Ewa, I'm so happy that you like the simple wrapping with the berries :)

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  27. I love this wrapping! So simple & pretty! I'm featuring this tonight at the link party. Thanks for linking up!

    Kathryn
    destinationcraft.blogspot.com

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  28. very pretty package, and an interesting plant! :)

    your cat... I have two, and yours seems to be a mix of my matt and kitty. :)

    tooo cute!

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    1. Thanks a million for visiting, Gail, as usual! Actually I have two cats, too! But only one of them loves to pose :))))

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  29. so adorable!! Thanks for sharing this idea at Romance on a dime!!

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  30. Beautiful and so simple. Thanks so much for linking up to the Thanksgiving Treats & Fall Festival Party! I also host a weekly linky party on Tuesday called The Gathering Spot and would love it if you'd link up sometime. Have a wonderful evening.

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  31. Hello! I’m stopping in to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop
    this week!

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-7-country-craft.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Cheers!
    Kathy
    The Chicken Chick

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  32. So pretty! And a great reminder to take something for the hostess on Thanksgiving day! ;) Thanks so much for sharing! Your assistant is adorable!

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit!

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  33. Featuring YOU today! Thanks for linking up to {wow me} wednesday!

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/11/take-look-at-you-my-favorites_8.html

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  34. Thanks for linking up at tessacotton! I also pinned your awesome wrapping. I'd love it if you'd join with all your winter/holiday crafts at our new Christmas linky party!
    http://tessacotton.blogspot.com/2012/12/christmas-linky-party.html

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