Saturday, December 15, 2012

Nautical Inspired Christmas Wrapping!

This gold-glitter and nautical chart idea all started when I spotted this image at Coastal Living magazine last year.  I thought it might be fun to wrap our packages in charts from our local Bay Area.

Tom thought I was nuts.  The sales people at West Marine thought I was nuts; especially while searching through the charts one Sunday morning, I mentioned that I was looking for just the right nautical chart to cut up and use for Christmas wrapping.  I think they thought it was almost sacrilegious to deface a chart!    (P.S.  I did try to find one at Goodwill or the Salvation Army before opting for a brand-new one, but had NO luck in my search)

Step One:  Pretty Gold Glitter Wrapping Paper

Step Two:  Nautical Charts
Be careful, measure and position your packages to get the best effect

Step Three: Add the Ribbon and the Ornaments
Since I have so many sparkle shells (sort of embarrassing at how many I have!), I opted to use these pretties instead of a plain ornament.

And the finished packages! 

Ta Da!


Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Caron, those are too pretty to open - I just love them all!

Caron's Beach House said...

Thanks Kim! The glitter paper made kind of a mess, but they were so pretty!

Gordon and Judy said...

Love this idea -- we even have some old charts that now can be put to use! Thanks for the inspiration!

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