Friday, December 21, 2012


Oh geez - can you believe that Christmas is 3 days away? Jinkeez...that came up quick.
I have been busily baking away over here and wrapping presents and most are done.
I wanted to share with you some cool gift wrapping ideas I tried for the first time this year.
Ok so first idea - came about when I was looking for a small package for some small magnets I was giving to a friend - I just grabbed some of my handy burlap and made up some small sacks with my sewing machine and some fun stamps & paint...quick enough to make and easy to add some bulky magnets - but they lay flat enough to add a gift card to.
then just use some of your favorite ribbon to tie them off.

Next idea came from wanting some tags that were re-usable AND could be used for all occasions
So I took some plain wooden shapes and sprayed them with chalkboard paint (both sides) 

To prime them all you need to do is rub chalk all over them then clean it off...

I just need to drill some holes through the wood tags so I can attach them to presents.

The idea for the pom poms below were I really wanted to have my presents under the tree look coherent and sharp.

The idea is nice but really it's not wise unless you have an unlimited amount of time and really who's house looks like those that are all staged like those of the magazines
But in case you want to try---just grab some yarn you already have in your stash wrap it around your fingers a ever thick you want the POOF to be --- wrap that much around your fingers...
when you are done wrapping grab a loose piece of yarn and tie it around the center of poof - tie it TIGHT! then grab some scissors and cut through the loops...

Then snip and trim your POOF until it looks just like you like it. and
doesn't that make for a lovely presentation.

Well there you go some fun gift wrapping ideas.
I hope you can use them and make them fit your design.
Here's wishing you a great holiday season.
I will be dropping a line in here sporadically until the end of the year - my hubby and the kids are all off for the next 2 weeks so I will be busy keeping them busy -
a mom's work is really never done even on vacation .
Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Years Blessings are being sent to you and your families...
from ours
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joy said...

vEry creative! Droppng by from " Friensdhip Fiday

joy said...

vEry creative! Droppng by from " Friensdhip Fiday

Basement Stamper said...

Fabulous wrapping ideas-hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family!

Alison said...

TFS those fab wrapping ideas the burlap bags!
Wishing you all a very blessed and happy Christmas!
Alison xx

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