I definitely didn’t get half of my planned Valentine’s Day projects done (my all time favourite day of the year by the way)… but I did complete one special project and that makes me happy.
I’ve been playing around with the idea of loom weaving a lot lately. Old school, I know. But it’s so trendy right now and I love how “vintagey” and cozy the wall hangings look.
I used various yarns & wool roving to weave with as well as a quirky little bit of pompom ribbon courtesy of vintage American Crafts. I had to use some sort of scrapbook product, right?
So here it is, my first ever woven wall hanging.
I found a bunch of tutorials online and really just taught myself through trial and error. It’s a bit wonky and uneven in some spots but I’m really happy with how it turned out. I can’t wait to try patterns and shapes with different colour schemes. Maybe the triangles/diamonds I am seeing EVERYWHERE right now.
I made the weaving with a friend in mind and wanted to gift it to her for Galentine’s Day (not a typo, it’s the day before Valentine’s Day!). I stuck with a fairly neutral colour schemebut added pink because it’s her absolute favourite colour.
Since I was gifting the wall hanging for a special occasion, I knew I wanted the wrapping to be special as well.
I used the GORGEOUS K & Company paper that is available in the store in a bunch of different colours/patterns.
I went with the pink and white floral (she loves pink after all) to wrap the gift box but it was super difficult to choose a colour because they’re all SO pretty.
I cannot rave about this paper enough. It’s thick with a bit of texture and folds so crisply. And that glide? Ooh the scissors just cut through it like butter.
I used it for gift wrapping but there are so many other options. You could cover the backing of a bookshelf, cover a lampshade, make party banners, or it would be perfect just run through a diecut machine.
I kept the topper fairly minimal…well as minimal as lace and a doily can be. A couple layers of patterned paper with some lace sewn on top is minimal for me!
You can see that I added 3D foam dots for dimension and so that the mini clothespin would lay flat.
Oh and also the slight texture of the paper. I probably sound like a crazy person but this wrapping paper is luxurious.Is that possible? I’m into it.
Now that I’ve raved about 1970’s loom weaving and luxurious wrapping paper…what do you think? Is loom weaving something you would try? Do you sometimes put a bit of extra time into your giftwrapping? Let me know in the comments!
Happy belated Galentine’s day everyone!