Friday, July 25, 2008

I Need You!

Ok... so here it is... one of my oldest and dearest friends is getting married tomorrow. She (and her hubby-to-be) is a graphic designer (read, has great taste), and she also happens to be the person who designed and hand screen-printed our invites for our wedding (as her gift to us). Anyway, seeing as how she didn't really need me to do anything for the wedding (especially seeing as how I live a state away), I'm giving her a normal wedding present (nice bottle of wine and a gift card).
Moving on... I decided that I wanted to do something fun and different as far as wrapping goes. I didn't want to stick with the normal white and/or silver and/or gold. I just didn't. So I found this really sweet cylinder gift box perfect for a bottle of wine (Hobby Lobby, 50% off). It was white, and intended to be decorated. So I started thinking about all of the things I could do, and suddenly it came to me like a lightening bolt of inspiration...
Ok, maybe I won't tell you what my inspiration was, because I need your unbiased opinons. Anyway, what I need from you is... after looking at the pictures, tell me if it's really as cute as it is in my head. I need you for your honesty here. My feelings will not be hurt. This is one of those situations where honesty is necessary. It's like if you're out with your friend and she has a mondo booger, you got to tell her. It may be awkward, but it's for the greater good. Savvy?
Oh! and one more thing, the wedding is an outdoors, very bohemian, the bridesmaids will be in cute little brown dresses, so it does kinda fit...
Also, it's not finished yet, so ignore the bottom which hasn't been done yet as well as the spots that need to be touched up... Ok... go!











Now, seriously, honest opinions. If you don't want to come across as mean to all everyone else in blogland, email me. Seriously. I will not be offended. I just don't want to look like a tool slapping that down on the gift table, and then getting weird looks. You know?

6 comments:

Rene said...

Oh my!! That is the cutest thing I have ever seen!! It is perfect and your work on it will add so much to the gift. I'm totally going to steal this idea!!!

Jen E said...

I think it's adorable - I'd steal it myself if I thought I were that crafty. And given the overall theme of the wedding, it seems to me, it'd fit in perfect - I bet other guests will be smacking their foreheads, muttering, "Why didn't I think of that? My perfectly wrapped silver and gold package looks totally lame in comparison!"

Elizabeth said...

one word... JEALOUS!!!!

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY is up at my place. :-) I'd love for you to join in. :-) Our theme is weddings this week...how appropriate!

Kim said...

It seriously could not be any more precious. If I were receiving it, my heart would melt. How sweet that you put so much thought into this!

Debbie said...

You know what. At first I didn't get it. Then I re-read the post and looked at the picture again, then said, duh, it's a tree with their names carved in it. I think it is very very clever, and they will love it.

J'Ollie Primitives said...

Original and very thoughtful. I'll bet they keep it as part of their wedding memories ~ the initials are great!
I latched on to your blog by way of American in Norway ~ you had written instructions on how to put a Scrapblog header on a blog ~ so I was gonna just stop by and say THANK YOU from a computer moron, (after doing a Happy Dance) EUREKA! MY HEADER IS PUBLISHED! Then I had to stay and read your blogs.Glad I stopped by, looking forward to more!