Monday, December 6, 2010

Reusable Christmas Gift Wrap Kick-off (complete with free fabric!)

Ahem.  AHEM.  I have an announcement to make.  :)  This week here on Notes From A Very Red Kitchen we'll be having...

Reusable Christmas Gift Wrap Week

A whole week's worth of reusable Christmas gift wrap tutorials brought to you by my lovely sponsor, Holly of Cherry Lane Textiles.



Here's how it's gonna go:

A while back Holly sent me this awesome fat quarter pack of some of the wonderful Christmas prints from her shop:



Then I worked my little patootie off over Thanksgiving break to get all of our gifts wrapped.  And now I'm ready to show you how!  I've got 8 (oooh 8!) different reusable gift wrap tutorials to share with you, so starting a little later today, I'll be sharing at least one tutorial each day this week until we get through all eight!  (And, I must confess, I've still got one more gift to wrap and one more fat quarter to use, so hopefully I'll have that one figured out by the end of the week and I'll be able to share that one with you too.)

But hang on.  What's with the reusable gift wrap?  Why not just go buy some wrapping paper at the dollar store?  (Uhh... cuz that's what we usually do.)  Well, besides the fact that these Christmas prints are super charming, I've compiled a quick list of all the reasons I love this reusable gift wrap:
  • It's eco friendly (hello, it's reusable!)
  • You can buy the fabric and make the wrapping once... and then not have to worry about it next year!
  • It's easier for little ones to open on their own, but can be tied up easily so little ones won't rip into the presents until you're ready
  • It gives your gifts an extra special feel
  • And finally (my favorite reason), you can open up wrapped gifts and re-wrap them as many times as you want... and nobody will ever know!
I can't even tell you how many times I've finished a gift, gotten it all wrapped up, and then realized I forgot to add something.  Using reusable gift wrap has saved me so many times already this year!  And especially since we're traveling for Christmas this year and since we're cheap we've decided to only take carry-on luggage, I'm so excited to be able to unwrap and re-wrap Christmas gifts as many times as I need to in order to make everything fit.  :)  Goodbye gifts getting stuffed into suitcases and coming out looking crumpled and lame with corners poking through the wrapping.  Hello looking so put together even though I've forgotten to add things to everybody's presents at least once already.

So.  How would you like to win a fat quarter pack of Christmas prints from Cherry Lane Textiles for your very own?  Say, a fat quarter each of these seven prints?


Ahh, I thought you might say that.  :)  So I'm going to make it easy for you.


Here's how to enter:
  • go visit Cherry Lane Textiles
  • come back here and leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite print(s)
  • be sure to leave your e-mail address in the comments if it's not already linked to your Blogger account
Only one comment per person.  If you need to change or add something to your comment, please delete the first one so that you only have one entry.  

This giveaway is now closed.

And that's it!  This giveaway will close at midnight (mountain time) on Sunday, December 12th.  The winner will be chosen and announced on Monday, December 13th. 

Too impatient?  Want to sew along with me as I post the tutorials?  You can buy a fat quarter pack of Christmas prints from Cherry Lane Textiles HERE in her shop.

Well, I guess all that's left is to get this party officially started.  So...

Reusable Christmas Gift Wrap Week begins... NOW!  :)


32 comments:

Beth @ Sand To Pearl said...

Oh gosh the Riley Blake - Wheels - Brown Map is so adorable! My little guy has decided he's finally ready to wear clothes without fighting me, of course, they have to be ones he picks, so I've been making him lots of pants, that fabric would make some very adorable pants.

Bree said...

I'm always partial to Riley Blake, and I think the Bloom & Grow and Rainy Days & Mondays are my favorites, especially the raindrop stripes.

Janie said...

I love all of the Hooty Hoot Kangaroo fabrics--so cute!

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Laurie said...

I love the Rainy days and Mondays-White umbrella tops the best But I also love the Hooty Hoot Kangaroo Fat Quarter pack!

The Jessee Journal said...

I LOVE yellow rain polkadot. But I love all the polkadots ... :) Is it wrong to love fabric so much when you can't even sew?!

meaningfulmothering said...

We are using Arora's art work as wrapping paper this year. It look so cute. Love the cloth idea too.

Lisa Lou said...

ARGH! I hate the edges poking through the paper dilemma! Good call on using fabric. Man, you are definitely my family friend!

Dorothy said...

Sign me up for the fabric! :) My favorite is the Green Umbrella Top.

Dusty said...

Cute, cute! Hmm....favorite print, it has to be the Christmas print with the cute little penguins, and bears and kids all bundled up.

James and Elizabeth said...

I love the
NEW - One Yard - Riley Blake - Hooty Hoot Kangaroo- Blue Hooty Main

I love looking at your blog. I found it from a friend of mine.

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Jess said...

any of the Riley Blake stuff I would LOVE to have in my stash. :D

Ruth said...

I LOVE Riley Blake fabrics! I think my favorite of the moment is the Wheels - White Road Stripe. Adorable!

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Bridget said...

I am really liking the little girls with the snowmen, but the monkey, owl, kangaroo one is great too.

Jenniffier said...

Riley Blake - Summer Song - Green Summer Damask. It must be my love for damask!

cmay said...

Love the hooty hoot kangaroo! I was in the middle of doing reusable gift bags for the very first time this year when my sewing machine broke :( luckily the gifts are done, only the wrapping was left. here's hoping I get it back soon enough to finish!

Mini MNM's said...

I have been drooling over the Riley Blake Wheels in white for months now!
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Julie Christiansen Rosenhan said...

I adore the Riley Blake Rainy Days and Mondays, and also the Riley Blake Hooty Hoot Kangaroo-Cream Hooty Jacks

kati said...

I love Hooty Hoot Kangaroo and that one must come home to live with me! Thanks for the turorials!

kati

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Nancy said...

My favorite is the rainy days and Mondays. I love the colors!

Scrap'N'Play said...

I would love to get the Riley Blake - Wheels It's on my wish list. That and all the other ones in that print. lol

Jess and Jen said...

I love everything Riley Blake!The summer song fabrics are great! -Jen

pat/susie/resortmom said...

Love love love the red fabrics in this line! The mittens, trees, little eskimos...too cute! I'll make little gift bags for my grandchildren...all 9 of them!
Thanks for the opportunity! Merry Christmas
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Kerren said...

I love the red stripe! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

tatgurl said...

I love the Odyssea by Momo. I'm a HUGE sucker for MoMo!

Luludou said...

I love the following:

Red Cheery Circle
Red Scatter
Red Stripe
Red Trees
White Mini Dot
Red Mittens
White Snowmen
Red Snowflake


Anything Christmas is a winner for me.
Thanks for hosting this.

Meegan said...

My favorite is Moda - Odyssea by Momo - Calypso in Kelp Twill - it would make a great purse!

Thanks!
meeganjw at gmail dot com

RyanSarahN said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Love those fabrics. I also love the Riley Blake wheels fabrics in the store - with a baby boy on the way in a couple of months I am into the cute boy prints.

Rita said...

I love the entire Riley Blake Christmas line but if I had to pick a favorite it would be White Snowmen...or Red Scatter. I can't choose!!

Stephanie and Todd said...

I love the "Fat Quarter Pack of Riley Blake - Summer Song"! I want to make lots of pretty dresses for Lexi!! :)

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Steve and Nicole said...

Dreaming in French - Berry Coquette. That is definintly my favorite AND I want to make all of those reusable bags. School just ended for me as of 5 minutes ago so that's what I am going to do now :)

JuliaKoponick said...

I think the Eskimos are my favorite, but I also liked the wheels fabric by Riley Blake.

I like the reusable wrapping....I will have to come back to this next year since I am finally done wrapping presents, I hope.

kellebelle said...

I like the Summer Song patterns, especially the pink stripe. And I gravitate towards cheery circles in just about any color. These Christmas prints are super cute, too!

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