Thursday, November 10, 2011

Simple yet stylish present wrapping.

During my hiatus, the Heela and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary. Sadly we didn't get to celebrate like we did last year (remember this fabulous time?) - boo hoo. But we did get a babysitter for the kiddos and go out for a way-too-expensive but oh-so-wonderful dinner. Since we knew we were going to splurge on a decadent meal, we agreed I decided to keep gifts to a minimum.

I have always made a point to get the Heela at least one gift that follows the traditional anniversary gift guide. (This is the site I usually refer to). For the 6th year, the tradition is candy. Another site I had looked at specifically named chocolate as the traditional gift. Chocolate?? No problemo! :)

The Heela is actually not a big candy freak (unlike me) and is pretty much content to do without it on a regular basis. But once every 6 months or so he'll "binge" and dark chocolate is his vice of choice. So I decided to pick up some Hershey's Dark for him and leave it at that. I knew it would satisfy his biannual sweet tooth as well as my anniversary present obligation. Perfecto! Minimal and delish!

Here is the end product...

Simple Wrapping Job

I have to admit my nerd-osity at the fact that I was absolutely ~thrilled~ to find that the multi-pack of Hershey's Dark bars came in a SIX-pack. I actually stood there in the candy aisle in Walmart and said {OUTLOUD}...

"How perfect! Six candy bars for our six year anniversary. What a FABulous coincidence!".

Seriously, folks. Outloud! Could I BE any nerdier?

Yes, I'm a nerd-ola.

I decided to be really cheap frugal and use the bag I got at Hallmark with my anniversary card as "wrapping paper". I just cut it down the side and turned it inside out and voila!

Free wrapping paper!

Then I added a few cutouts made from scrap pieces of cardstock (I cut them using my Silhouette but you could do them by hand) and wrapped it all up with some green and blue baker's twine. So simple but so nice. Even for a boy. ;)

Baker's twine adds the finishing touch.
And there you have the perfect anniversary present. Cheap and tasty! {That's what SHE said!}. The Heela was honestly impressed with my wrapping skills and much appreciated the chocolate (which is currently being hoarded in an undisclosed location - darnit!!).

Simple yet stylish wrapping job.

One of the things I like about this style is that you can change it up for any event. For Christmas/holiday season, you could put a cutout snowflake or Christmas tree under the twine. For a birthday, you could do a cutout of a cake. For Valentines day, a heart. Really the options are limitless!

What are your thrifty yet elegant wrapping ideas?

Also, do you follow the traditional anniversary gift guide?

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  1. Love this!! So cute and functional! I could totally see ALL our presents under the tree wrapped like this! THANK YOU for the inspiration!

    I would love it if you added this to our "Strut Your Stuff Sunday" link party!! And of course any other projects you'd like to share!! :) We appreciate it! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. So pretty and simple-love the repurposing and design! Stopping by from Remodelaholic's link party!

  3. This is such a good idea. I think you can interpret it in so many different ways.

    Would love to see you feature in my first EVER link party dedicated to Christmas and everything useful for people preparing for it.

    Hope to see you there - it's today!

  4. I found you at Polish the stars. This is so sweet. Did you find the chocolate yet?

  5. I love that! It is so minimalist and stylish at the same time. I am a new follower from Motivate Me Monday. Vicky from Mess For Less

  6. So simple and pretty! New follower here. Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party :)

    Also, PRETTY PLEASE check out Random Acts of Kindness Week going on right now!! Love it if you could participate!!

  7. This looks great and I loved that you used the bag. :)

  8. I LOVE IT! Super cute wrapping idea for an anniversary. We also do "traditional" gifts for our anniversary. I love having a theme, it make choosing a gift so much more fun. We started on our 10 year anniversary and I had a similar experience in Walmart- the game Phase "10" in a "tin" "10th" anniversary box!
    I would love it if you would link up your fabulous idea at my "It's a Celebration" link party! So fun!

  9. Thanks for linking this awesomeness up with us! You are definitely not nerdy at all, I would be just as ecstatic about the 6 years with 6 bars thing too! It was a sign ;) We are going to feature this idea on our blog tomorrow! Stop on by and check it out :)

  10. So true! I love using the brown paper bag as a base. The bakers twine is a wonderful touch! Happy Anniversary!

  11. Great thrify idea!
    Visiting from House of Hepworths

  12. I liked the packaging but then I saw the content and it made it all the more special. How nice!

  13. Such a cute idea! Great way to up-cycle too!

  14. Love it, Kyra! So simple, but very sophisticated wrapping. Thanks for linking up to Point of View :)

  15. Thanks for linking up! I featured your idea today here:
    Feel free to grab a featured button on my blog and link up any other fun party ideas this month!


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