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Wednesday
Dec072011

Lovely Package Workshop Pictures

A few weeks ago I shared that Danni from Oh, Hello Friend was organizing a Lovely Package Workshop and that I was asked to be involved. I could not have been more excited to get crafty with our little group and get some ideas for my own holiday wrapping (which has yet to commence...remember, I have no presents yet). The workshop took place over Thanksgiving weekend and it was the perfect way to spend an afternoon, surrounded by friends and packaging. What more could a girl want! I have a handful of pictures to share today so I'll let the eye candy speak for itself. In a separate post I will share my own DIY that I demonstrated at the class which involves wrapping with a mason jar. Thank you to everyone who came out, I loved meeting you all. I felt so welcome. And most importantly thank you Danni for thinking of me and asking me to participate.

Our class would not have been nearly as successful if it weren't for the beautiful venue that hosted us. Beth, the lovely owner of Salvage Life, opened up her little shop/office space for us and how fun it was to see her collection of vintage curiosities. It is such an inspiring space. Beth is one lucky lady!

Danni filled these vintage muffin tins with all the craft ephemera that each guest would need. The guests were smart and brought their own presents so not only were they learning new packaging techniques but also getting some of their holiday wrapping out of the way. I gave each guest a little glassine bag filled with goodies like colored twine, fabric ribbon, and wooden tags. The mason jar on the top right is my DIY but I'll share more pictures of that in another post.

That would be glitter wrapping paper on the left...how fabulous! I believe Danni got it at Michaels. I think I must make a stop at Michaels now.

I love all of the layering in this present, such a great combination of fun elements. The paper is actually vintage wallpaper. Since it is thicker than normal paper, it is a little difficult to wrap with but such a beautiful effect it has. Search Etsy for all kinds of vintage patterns and add a new twist to your holiday packaging this year.

Here is Danni and Elizabeth working on the best way to wrap. Collectively everyone shared their secrets. I know I learned a few tips. Elizabeth claimed she got fired from a job where she had to wrap presents but we all doubted her because she was pretty pro at it.

The lovely Tristan from Besotted Brand demonstrated this bow DIY which was super easy to create but still perfect looking. That glitter ribbon is kind of the ultimate, don't you think? Tristan's shop is packaging heaven. I wouldn't mind having one of everything under my Christmas tree this year. Did you hear that Santa?

So that was our Lovely Package Workshop! I hope we'll have more in the future because packaging is fun no matter what time of year. Thanks again to Danni, Tristan, and Beth for all their hard work and for having me.

Happy Wednesday friends! 

Tuesday
Nov152011

Lovely Package Workshop

I have such an exciting announcement today!  If you follow my blog regularly you know that I love packaging and all the little details that go with it.  A pretty package can be an extra treat even when the actual gift lies inside.  That is why I was so jazzed to partner with Danni of Oh, Hello Friend and Tristan of Besotted Brand and help host the Lovely Package Workshop happening on November 26th in Long Beach.

Both Danni and Tristan are such masters of packaging so I am so honored to be working with these ladies to create a unique workshop.  With the holidays quickly approaching I think this class will provide all the attendees, as well as myself, with a lot of inspiration for those presents that will soon need to be wrapped (wait, I need to actually buy some presents first).  And who can't use some pretty inspiration right before the hectic holiday season?  

If you are interested in attending, you can visit Danni's blog for more details or check out the event's page to reserve your spot.  You will go home with a bunch of awesome little goodies and get to spend the afternoon in a fun, vintage environment at the Salvage Life shop.  I hope some of my local blog readers can attend, I would love to visit and chat with you all.

Happy Tuesday!