easy packaging idea...

So, I'm hosting a little open-house this weekend at my home. This open-house is for women only (well, that wasn't exactly specified on the invitations, but I'm pretty sure that only women will be in attendance). OK...strike that, because upon further thinking, I realized that it was specified in the invitations..."Mom's Day Out" - that's pretty specific y'all...geez Mag...It's sort-of like a little "Celebrate Spring" get-together with lunch and desserts (or should I say desserts & lunch...way more desserts than lunch-type-things...)

I always like to make sure that when I have a party, I give a little something to my guests to let them know how much I appreciate them...

Sooo, as I walking through Michael's yesterday I came across these journals in the $1.00 section (actually in my Michael's it's more like a $1, $2, $3 & $5 section).


I immediately fell in love with them...I adore little pads of paper and these aqua ones were EXACTLY the color I'm using in a lot of my decorations...

I didn't want to just leave them out for people to pick up on their way out...I wanted to dress them up a little...enter my burlap sheeting & twine...

I've had this burlap in my stash forever, but I'm pretty sure they sell it at Michaels (and probably other craft stores) in the floral section...same with the twine...(probably).






Wrap a little burlap here, a little twine there and done! I really love the look, feel (and, can you believe it, smell) of burlap. And I love the rough, gritty texture with the more elegant blue and curves of the notebook. Definitely my kinda thing...

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11 comments

  1. You have a beautiful blog with lots of wonderful ideas, so I'm following along :o) I love it when I find a place full of inspiration and you write so well!

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  2. So cute & caught my eye - "believe" is my life word! xoox, Tracie

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  3. Grat idea - I love the look of Burlap and twine. Great job!
    Visiting from Whipperberry...

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  4. Very cute! I love the look of burlap but can't stand to work with it because of the texture and smell!

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  5. That's really cute. Found you through The CSI Project and I love your blog. I'm your newest follower.

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  6. It's amazing how the simple touches can take an item from nice to special. They look great!

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  7. I'm sure you're guests really appreciated the party favors, and the extra steps you took to make them so cute! They look so pretty in the blue colander!

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