Hostess Gifts with a Junk Twist

December 2nd, 2009 in member junk     
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This fun metal piece from Ms. Sue herself inspired this gift wrapping!
Here is what I started with...
vintage muffs, canvas water bags, cow tag (from Ms. Sue Whitney herself), cash register necklaces (created by JunkMarket contributor Gretchen of Mimi-torias Designs), and some misc. pieces
A vintage muff serves as a wine cozy, which is wrapped with love by a Mimi-Torias necklace.
How about some Mimi-Torias necklaces as drink markers? Just wrap the chain around and link. Gretchen, I sooo love these necklaces!
Here is a floral arrangement in a vintage canvas water bag. Add some ribbon, a holiday berry spray, and a cow tag for fun!
A second water bag serves up more flowers and a bottle of wine. Tied with some twine and a glass piece (not sure what its for), its just about ready for gifting.
A hand-turned cork made by a local artisan adds a special touch tied around the bottle neck.
For another unexpected touch, add a vintage ships key as a fun charm.
Any junking hostess would appreciate this junk-infused gift!
Which would you choose?
Happy holidays to everyone!
This fun metal piece from Ms. Sue herself inspired this gift wrapping!

This fun metal piece from Ms. Sue herself inspired this gift wrapping!

Need some hostess gift ideas for your favorite junker during the holiday season? How about some creative ways to wrap up wine and flowers? I collected some things from around the house that might be fun. 

NOTE 1: I used artificial flowers for this project, but I'm sure real flowers would be a bit more appreciated by the gift recipient! :)

NOTE 2: These projects incorporate a fun gift from Sue Whitney and necklaces made by Gretchen@Mimi-Toria's Designs. Thanks, girls, for your inspiration!

Pattern or design used: My own design - ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage & Junkologie
posted in: member junk, seasonal, tabletop, container, plant holder, basket, fabric, gift, fur

Comments (16)

junkermidge writes: Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love them all -- especially the mink wine cozy. Your projects and photography are always so inspiring.
Midge Posted: 9:43 am on December 6th
MimiToria writes: Wow Amy! This is a great blog post. The photography is to die for. The water bags are hands down the coolest. They look new . . . I would choose any or all, but really love the one with the vintage glass insulator. I have one of those in my stash, now, where did it go. lol What a great and clever idea you've got going on here.
Gretchen Posted: 9:42 pm on December 4th
WhitePineLane writes: Ooooh, Amy - I love everything, but my favorite is the vintage muff as a wine cozy! I'll have to invite you to all my parties if these are the hostess gifts you come up with! Happy Holidays!

Posted: 8:09 pm on December 4th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Wow! Those water bags are awesome! If I ever received one of these embellished with your junk goodies, I'd know the giver TRULY knew me! And I'm not even a wine drinker. :) Love this post.
Candy Posted: 12:14 pm on December 4th
NDJunkGirl writes: Man, I love embellishing and these are done so perfectly! I'm embellishing fun items on the Christmas gifts for my fellow junk sisters and can hardly wait till they see them! Your ideas are always grand - thanks for sharing :) Andrea Posted: 12:11 pm on December 3rd
fellowjunker writes: Absolutely gorgeous Amy!!! I would chose ALL OF THEM!!!! Wonderful ideas!!
Happy day.
xojanis Posted: 10:58 am on December 3rd
Nina_Julie writes: Beautiful projects, very inspiring!...I believe the glass piece is some type of old insulator. Posted: 10:28 pm on December 2nd
roadtriplouise writes: Great hostess gift, when are you coming to Iowa? Posted: 10:10 pm on December 2nd
CottageElements writes: Okay, Ms. Amy, I know what I want for Christmas! LOL! Those bags are awesome! Love how you embellished them. And of courser your photography is fantabulous!

Lani Posted: 9:42 pm on December 2nd
DownHomeDIY writes: Seriously, we have to choose? You're killing me. These are simply fantastic. The mix of textures, embellishments and pop of color are to die for. If I HAD to choose, I would pick the one with the berries...but truly love them both just the same. Once again, your project and photos are top your style! Thanks for sharing a great post.
Posted: 7:14 pm on December 2nd
berton718 writes: Wonderful, inspiring ideas!! I love them all. Thanks for sharing!! Posted: 3:10 pm on December 2nd
alicemom writes: You mean we have to choose!!! I will be a double-great hostess! Thanks so much for the showin' & tellin'.
smiles, alice Posted: 3:01 pm on December 2nd
JunkArchitect writes: Amy, what a bunch of great ideas! You have definitely inspired me to be a little more creative next time I attend a holiday party…thanks.

Posted: 2:27 pm on December 2nd
shabbychick writes: Amy...I'd like to order a water bag please! Those are so cool, and I love how you've used them for the holiday. All the vintage pieces go together so well (maybe I'll have to use my little metal tag from Ms. Sue too - ha ha!!).

Gretchen's necklaces work really well for your holiday purposes too... All of your little touches of vintage junk are inspiring (I'm going to be a busy girl with all these ideas spinning around in my head).

Thanks for sharing - your pics are awesome as usual, and your clever ideas have your signature great vintage style!

Kathy Posted: 1:09 pm on December 2nd
monakent writes: Great looks....great ideas. LOVE the bags and the vintage ship tags!!! gailmarie Posted: 1:06 pm on December 2nd
RustyDiva writes: Gorgeous!!! Just gorgeous!!! You gave me some great ideas for that little special something for someone you maybe didn't plan on shopping for. Thanks for sharing it ~ oh and I would pick both. :) Posted: 12:32 pm on December 2nd
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