Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Burlap & Lace Gift Wrap DIY

I thought I'd share with y'all this morning a little DIY tip for a fun gift-wrap project.

One of my favorite things to try to do is to THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX. 

Don't think of things the way you've always seen them done. Instead, take unique ingredients you may have on hand + brainstorm! 

This gift is one I wrapped for a dear friend's wedding recently. I used the following items:
-large brown paper bag
-part of an old ripped lace table cloth
-part of an XXL lace shirt I got somewhere
-burlap scraps
-a piece of sheer cream ribbon
-super glue
-And last but not least. That top part of the flower? (with the tulle and the little gems)
That I cut off of an old shirt of mine that I had to throw out because it got several holes in it. But I just couldn't throw out that flower! So I cut it off the shirt + put it in my "treasures" pile, to use at a future occasion such as this. =) 

I cut apart the brown paper bag and wrapped the gift. Then I put a band around the gift using more of the paper bag, a strip of the tablecloth, and the piece of ribbon. (you can see the ribbon strip on top of the lace one if you look closely)

Following that, I cut out lots and lots of different size circles using more of the paper bag, the sleeve of the lace shirt, and burlap scraps. I put my tee shirt flower on top, super glued the whole deal together, and tada! There you have it.
How about you? Do you have any unique ideas for fun gift-wrapping? Leave a comment!

And speaking of comments...thanks for all the sweet comments on the Vlog yesterday.
Y'all are so kind. =)


  1. Well...I don't know if this would count as gift "wrapping", but one of the things that I like to do is wrap the gift in bright colored tissue paper, and then write scripture verses on it with a dark colored marker. And, fun-patterned ribbon ties are nice as well. You don't have to stick with curling ribbon, you can use ribbon that you can get it the fabric section of the store=)

    Thanks for the idea, Chels!!

  2. you're such a genius, and you already know I love this. :) recently I was at a shower and one person had a larger gift and bought one of those 99 cent plastic colored tablecloths, and wrapped it all around and tied in a bow! super cool.

  3. I love how you wrapped your gift! The bow is so beautiful and yet so unique and different! One way my mom likes to wrap gifts is with old road maps! :-) It's pretty fun, especially if you're traveling and want to give a gift to somebody on your trip, and you have it wrapped with road maps from their state! There are so many cool ideas out there!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Sarah F.

  4. Oh, I love this idea, Chels! I like how you recycled everything and the 'rustic' look. I will probably try something like this! Thanks for sharing!! :)

  5. Just left a comment for you on your family's blog thinking it was this and your family are in my prayers, Chelsy.

  6. Hi Chelsy, My name is Rebecca, and I have signed up to receive your blogs via email. However, I haven't been receiving them, and my email provider told me I needed to add your email address to a safelist. Would you mind sharing your blog's email address with me so that I can add it to the safelist? Thanks!

  7. Praying for you and your family Chels!!

  8. I feel so awful for posting about my email troubles. Chels, I had no idea. I'm SO sorry. Prayers for you and your family.

  9. Love the vintage style of this, Chelsy! Brown kraft paper (or a style with white dots on it), yarn/string/lace, and washi tape are a handful of my favorite supplies for packages. Love the fabric flower idea, too!


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