Monday, December 8, 2008

Paintin' Polka Dots

Happy Monday Friends!!!! Hope everybody had a wonderful weekend!

Well, like I've told ya - I've been painting up a storm(a snow storm, I hope) - trying to get all of Santa's presents ready for delivery - and oh my - I still have much to do!!! But I just thought I'd share something really simple with you today. I know so very many of you have wonderful ideas about wrapping presents beautifully. All you paper artists out there - I so admire your talents. But a few years ago when I started painting keepsake ornaments - I wanted the boxes to give a hint as to what was inside -hence, the polka dots. So I simply painted on dots that matched the ones on the ornament and tied the boxes with a grosgrain ribbon. Many times, I paint a persons monogram on the box - but the ones you see here are plain.

It's simple, fun, and no two boxes are ever alike. I couldn't paint to circles to match if I tried - hehe. So if you don't make your own wrapping paper - maybe you could simply try painting directly on the box - or use stamps or decoupage - oh, the list is endless.

Share with me your favorite wrapping idea. Now, the important part - I still have to go buy presents to wrap - I haven't even started! But right now - I'm back to painting - Happy Monday everybody. Merry, Merry Christmas.

Cathy Cobblestone


Anonymous said...

I love your packages. They are so pretty!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I love them what a great idea! You are always so creative:)

Audrey said...

How cute! You know how much I love polka dots Miss Cathy!

Linda said...

Super idea! I am getting me some kraft wrapping paper and stamping me some designs!!

Jean said...

Cathy, I love the polka dot boxes. Great idea. Have a painting good evening.
Jean in Virginia

the primitive country bug said...

What sweet polka dot wrappings! I think it's a very "green" thing to do too, in this economy, to paint right on the boxes. You are crafty and thrifty!
I also adore the "sweet" looking candles in the prior post. They look good enough to eat!
Is there a website where these can be found??
Hugs & blessings~ Birgit

Jackie said...

Love it!!!!

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Great idea. I love polka dots! The bows are so big, love that!
What a nice idea!

Life'sJourney said...

What a cute idea!! I am inspired and will be definately be wrapping up some cute gifts this year!! Thanks!

sarayutouched said...

Cathy~ I would love to send some snow your the past day and a half we have received a foot of snow!!! School was closed today and I am certain they are headed for it tomorrow...BUT thank goodness for your site because it's so warm and cheery it makes me forget the snow!!

Have a Merry Christmas!!! Robin-MI

Elm Hollow Primitives said...

How Festive- Your post if very uplifting. The pictures and music and wonderful. I'm sure who ever gets those packages will love them.

mccubbin4328 said...

This is adorable. I love these boxes. if i hadn't already wrapped most of mine i probably would have tried that out this year. oh but next year.:) My favorite wrapping idea is to give hints on the tag. it makes you all the more excited to open it. :) Happy Holiday!

Farmhouse Primitives said...

Cathy, I always have such a fun visiting when I come to your blog. Love the boxes with the polkie dots. Gives me ideas for brown boxes and other things painted on them for us primitive gals. I like the tip too of the gal that posted a note here about leaving clues on a tag to what's found inside.....isn't that a cute idea?