I’m back again with one last post before Christmas. I am looking forward to a few days filled with family, food & drinks! Christmas is most definitely my favorite time of year. As a child, I would be up all night on Christmas Eve filled with excitement about what gifts I might receive the next morning. Now, I get giddy with glee over the gifts I have wrapped and ready to give!
Here are a few of the ways I’ve decorated my packages this year. I stuck with my rustic Christmas theme, which you saw this morning with my rubber stamped wood gift tags. I used lots of Kraft paper, twine & ribbon, and rubber stamped just about everything in sight.
Some of the leftover artificial boxwood I used to make my mini boxwood wreaths made for pretty toppers.
The gifts for my cute little niece and nephews got some fun touches, like this jingle bell topped package:
And this one, topped with a blue dinosaur (a little preview of what’s inside…shh!)
For those small & special gifts, I decorated gift boxes with ribbon & topped them with some mini bottle brush trees.
And, sometimes, simple is the sweetest way to go…
So there you have it, my simple & rustic gift wrap for this Christmas! How about you? Do you stick to a theme when wrapping holiday gifts, or do you go for mixed colors & patterns? Are you done wrapping, or will you be pulling an all-nighter on Christmas Eve? Make sure you listen for sleigh bells!
Wishing you and yours the merriest and happiest of Christmases!
I can’t believe Christmas is only two days away! I’ve scheduled two(!) wrapping-related posts for today, in case you are looking for some last minute ideas. I have work today, and we will be traveling on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, so I managed to finish all of my wrapping already in preparation! It was a long process, but is probably my favorite pre-Christmas activity each year. I love admiring every gift one last time, and imagining how happy it will make the family member or friend it is intended for. I also LOVE wrapping and experimenting with ribbons, string, toppers and more. Hence today’s wrapping posts!
First up – a simple little DIY gift tag/topper in line with my rustic Christmas theme this year. You can buy a little bag of these slices of birch at Michael’s for $1.99, or, if you live in the country/woods, you can cut your own!
Screw little eye hooks into the tops of the wood pieces to turn them into gift tags, toppers, and/or ornaments!
I used my trusty alphabet rubber stamps to create little tags that can be used as ornaments once the gift has been opened!
This one is going to a sweet little baby celebrating her first Christmas this year!
I hope you enjoy these simple little toppers!
Good luck with all of your wrapping and final preparations! I’ll be back in a few hours with one more wrapping post before I sign off for a few days!
It’s that time of year, when the mailbox is filled each day with beautiful holiday cards from people far more organized and productive than me! I love getting holiday cards from friends and family members, mostly featuring adorable babies these days. I always try to come up with a fun new way to display our cards, and this year I created this rustic, painted wood holder!
This was something I completely threw together out of stuff I had lying around. I had some leftover pieces of 1×3 pine from another (secret gift!) Christmas project, and so I just grabbed one and gave it a quick coat of white paint.
Then I painted the tops of some clothespins a nice holiday red, glued them to the wood (four inches apart) and hot glued some mini bottle brush trees to them!
I didn’t want all of my friend’s babies showing up on Pinterest someday without their knowledge, so I snapped the pic above with some non-photo cards (like my favorite postcards from Rifle Paper Co. seen below!)
In real life, however, you can picture this whole thing full of pretty families! A great reminder of all the wonderful people in our lives!
What about you? How do you display your holiday cards? I’d love to hear about/see your ideas! And can you believe there are only 5 more days until Christmas! Oooh I am just getting so excited!!