I had to go out of town unexpectedly, adding a bit more stress to an already hectic month. I have the next couple of days to catch up on my Christmas posts!
While I was away, Mr. Rubbish called to see if I had any Christmas wrapping paper stashed anywhere. I did not, so I told him to use brown paper sacks and I would decorate them when I got home. I wanted to forgo the commercial wrapping paper this year and opt for recycled wrapping instead. I used trims, ribbons, burlap and vintage broaches, from my stash, to dress up our presents.
I love the old-fashioned charm of brown paper packages.
The Trader Joe's bags are nicely decorated with white snowflakes, ornaments and holiday words, so I cut those out to make gift tags.
I stenciled white reindeer on one of the larger packages.
I adore these little galvanized metal pots that I picked up at a yard sale for free. They are perfect containers for my large pine cones.
My sister-in-law made us these adorable, felt Christmas boots with our initials. Mr. Rubbish's family always used boots instead of stockings and I love the idea, especially when I have no fireplace mantle to hang stockings!
Mr. Rubbish did manage to find one remnant piece of wrapping paper from last year. I decorated it with burlap, ribbon and mini pinecones.
Happy gift wrapping to all of you!
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