Silver and Gold

December 8, 2015

Good. You’ve been diligent about collecting white tissue, newsprint and recycled kraft bags to re-purpose as gift wrap. And, still following my simplequietmodern lead, you’ve been tying those packages up with jute cord or sisal twine. Let’s up the ante this holiday season with a bit of shimmer for those gifts that might just need a special touch. Loose weave ribbons of natural cotton and metallic threads are the perfect complement. Designed by Angela Ligouri for Studio Carta, these ribbons are available in fourteen styles that I’ve edited down to my three favorites…the natural with gold, natural with silver and the gravel with gold.

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Ribbon photos courstesy of http://www.shopangelaliguori.com/collections/frontpage/products/new-metallic-loose-weave-ribbon Other photos: gp

 

 

low cost / no cost

December 9, 2014

As you start stockpiling your gift purchases also start giving some thought to your gift wrap while a treasure of free materials is staring you in the face. The crisp white tissue, softly rumpled newsprint and” green” packing materials are a great place to start getting creative. And, at no cost. The addition of a $2 ball of sisal twine and a few found objects…twigs, leaves, cones…will have you presenting gifts that will be almost too pretty to open.

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Softly rumpled newsprint bound with sisal twine says simplequietmodern Christmas to me.

Maple and Oak leaves, free in nearly every yard if you want a little something extra.

The graphic black and white images of Korean comics are fun tied up with smooth white crochet cotton…just pennies at an Asian market.

Whisper thin red pine veneer from Habu Textiles makes an unforgettable impression when complimented with a simple tie of raffia and a hand marbled note. http://habutextiles.com/NK-6

If you’re looking for an extra bit of “holiday” in your presentation…give your completed packages a quick shot of gold paint. Psst…done. And gorgeous.

all photos: gp

 

White Paper Packages

November 8, 2012

There is nothing like white tissue and jute twine in the simplequietmodern gift wrap arsenal.  Half the fun of opening the gift is the accompanying sounds of  crisp tissue, crackling cellophane or the snap of a glossy paper. If you start with the basics…a ream of white tissue…a ball of jute cord…and the free bits that Mother Nature herself gifts us…you are ready to settle into your night of distinctive gift wrapping. If there is an item that needs a bit of a special touch or simply needs to be addressed differently you can add a double-faced satin or grosgrain ribbon ( white, charcoal or darkest brown would be the way to go) or a roll of clear cellophane  for that icy gloss to your supplies. Best of all, most everything you’ve used is not only cost sensitive, but easily available and reusable or recyclable. It doesn’t get any more simplequietmodern than that.