Wednesday, December 1, 2010

In the Christmas Spirit of Martha

I have not bought Christmas wrapping paper for over 15 years, preferring to recycle what comes my way. But make no mistake, I'm really picky about what I choose to keep for wrappings.
When we first moved into the Dusty Victorian, we found in the attic leftover rolls of embossed wall paper. This paper had been used for the library room, painted brown and glazed over. In its original state, as you can see, it's creamy white, thick, doesn't have any coating of glue at the back and feels cottony. It's perfect for making little gift boxes. Throughout the year, I keep interesting boxes to be used as templates. Because the wall paper pattern is so beautifully textured, it doesn't require any addition wrapping, just a pretty ribbon and... voila.
Not too shabby, I think, but very chic.


Mrs. D said...

Anyes, oh my goodness girl--you rock. You are so creative! I mean to tell ya, seeing your photos and comments about making the gift boxes blew me away. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I stood up just now and gave you a round of applause. Bravo.

The Dusty Victorian said...

Thank you so much Linda, so glad you enjoyed my little
boxes post. I will take a bow.

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...


Those boxes are so elegant and beautiful! You are a genius! I would never have thought to do that. I love that they are white, and the simple ribbons are the perfect touch. I see you even attached earrings to the embossed paper... brilliant!

Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season!


The Dusty Victorian said...

Hello Pam,
I wish I could be more of a genius in business or economics, especially at this time of the year. But I'll gladly take genius in wrapping. Thank you so much.

All my best wishes,

sunshine said...

How perfect are those? You're amazing!