Friday, December 13, 2013

Monochrome Gift Wrapping



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Natural herbs have become my best friends! You can see how I've played with their delicate hues and intricate designs here and here. Now I thought of celebrating their beauty by incorporating them into a subtle gift wrapping in the same color. Here they are: monochrome gifts!



There are several ways you can apply the dried herbs while keeping a minimalist appearance of the gift wrap, as you can see in the photos below:



Just wrap the gift box in soft lavender and put the twig on top. Secure the gift with a single line of wool.



For the black gift wrapping I used a little bit of black washi tape to keep the berries on top of the box.



Or you can tie together two twigs with thread, then add a drop of glue onto the craft paper gift wrapping!



The monochrome gift wrapping is super-easy to make if you stick to these simple rules:
1. Choose your natural twigs and berries first, then find color-coordinated paper in similar shades.
2. Use little or no yarn at all (same goes for ribbon, tags or other embellishments).
3. Less is more - don't overcrowd the gifts. But you can be as creative as you can :) Enjoy!



Linking up to these lovely parties.
And some of them require a backlink in the actual post, so here they are:
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48 comments:

  1. GREAT! So elegant..

    Have a wonderful weekend my dear....

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    1. Thank you, Ayda, the little twigs are graceful and it was a joy to take the photos once I had enough light in the room :)

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  2. I love it!
    Katie x
    Www.katiescreative.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Katie, it's great to hear from you again!

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  3. these are absolutely gorgeous! this is exactly how i plan to wrap my gifts next year!

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    1. I'm sure you'll have gorgeous gifts this year, as well - but it never hurts to practice the art of beautiful things in nature, which I know you love so much!

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  4. Loooooooove. Monochrome is always a favorite of mine :). Pinning!

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    1. Thank you as always, Amy, you are so kind and supportive!

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    1. Thank you so much, not everyone appreciates the humble beauty of twigs and berries :)

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    1. Thank you, Dana, I'm so glad you like the simple gift wrapping :)

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  7. these are just absolutely stunning. i want to pick a favorite but i can't. so, so pretty! xo

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    1. Thank you so much, Christine! I can't believe you didn't pick the black gift wrapping!

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    2. haha, that was the problem - i wanted to pick the black but i just couldn't because i also just loved the whimsy of the other ones.

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    3. Dear Christine! If it makes you feel any better, all my friends who saw the presents "live" picked the black one as the definite winner :))

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  8. Absolutely lovely! I did a post on some DIY gift wrapping. I love exploring the different ways. =)

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  9. Lovely, very elegant and, as often with you, quite outside of the box!

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    1. Thank you, Magali! Or did you mean outside the gift box? Just kidding :)

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  10. too pretty to open them :) Hand crafted gift wrapping has always been a favorite of mine and yours are just too precious! Love the use of natural elements! Happy Holidays! Hugs, Poppy

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comment, Poppy, it's great to have you here!

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  11. Que lindos esos regalos Meeha !, muy delicados y elegantes

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  12. Very nice! http://www.dailylifewithanita.com/

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    1. Thank you, I'm really glad you like this simple wrapping!

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  14. These are beautiful, I would love to receive a gift wrapped like this. I bet they smell amazing too.

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  15. Such beautiful gifts. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  16. Gorgeous! I love all of them but the black one is my favorite. And from the posts I've seen browsing through your blog, I'll definitely be visiting regularly.

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  17. Hi again, Meeha! Would love if you linked this up at the Handmade Holiday Link Party :) Hope to see you there!

    http://www.homeyohmy.com/handmade-holiday-link-party/

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  18. So simple and pretty! You take the best pictures!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  19. There is nothing better than a beautifully wrapped package, and these are lovely!

    xo

    Sheila

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  20. Very decorative and creative! Supercute! :) Great to use things from the nature.

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  21. Love the addition of dried herbs/flowers to the top of gifts. So lovely. Visiting via "Merriest Blog Hop" from over at www.ritewhileucan.com where I post about all things stationery and letter writing. You may enjoy.

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  22. Very beautiful. Thank you so much for your support at the Thriving on Thursdays linky party throughout the year Meeha. I really value your friendship. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2014.

    Anne xx

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  23. very beautiful, love them :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays last week, featuring and pinning this week at the blog hop :)

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  24. Very pretty and elegant! Thank you for stopping by. Merry Christmas!

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  25. Merry Christmas!!! Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog! Come stop by and grab a featured button :) http://www.mygirlishwhims.com/2013/12/your-whims-wednesday-143-and-features.html

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  26. Love love love this for any time of year! I am excited to be featuring it on Tickled Pink Times Two tomorrow night! Can't wait to see what else you have to link up :)
    Happy New Year!

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