Thursday, December 22, 2011

3 Last Minute Gifts

It's officially Christmas stress full freak out time!  Time to buy all of those final last minute items, or if you're like me, make all of those last minute items and finally make a decision about what to get those hard-to-buy-for folks in your life--I know everybody has at least one!

So here are a few of the things I'm putting together last minute:

{For the Grandparents}
The in-laws love to camp and just bought a new trailer so they're getting a "Tralier-Warming Basket Rubbermaid Container" this year.  It needed a few more little filler items, and I've learned when you're a grandparent, there's no such thing as too many pictures of the grand kids so, Instagram Coasters it is.

Brown Paper Packages-The Results

My wrapping is finally almost done.  Remember when I said that I love the versatility of brown paper? This is why.  And all of the trimmings were things I already had on hand and can be reused after the presents are unwrapped: yarn, fabric remnants (torn into strips), lace (which comes on a roll like tulle for about $5.00 at Hobby Lobby), and twine.  I did buy the snowflakes at Target in the ornament section and they come 4 for $1.00.  And after all of those tags I posted here, I went a different direction and got them from The Graphics Fairy (just search "Christmas").  

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Aged Book Page Bunting

My Santa table in my entry way (my house basically gets decorated in themed groupings at Christmas, anyone else do this?) needed some sort of reindeer garland in the mix.  And it just so happened that a while back on Pinterest, I had come across this little lovely full of amazing things, among which, was a tutorial on how to age your own paper which I knew would give it that extra perfect little touch.

So off to work I went.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Brown Paper Packages Tied Up with Strings {and Free Printable Tags}

There are so many fabuless reasons {aside from the song} that I love simple, brown paper for gift wrapping:
*The beautiful simplicity--less is more in this case
*There are a million different ways you can dress it up
*It's CHEAP and lasts forever--check your dollar store.  I got a roll at mine and I actually like it better than the giant roll I got at Walmart because it's a little thinner and easier to use for wrapping {thick paper can be slightly difficult to fold and tape down}.  
 In case you haven't guessed, wrapping is what's on my agenda this weekend, although I'm not sure why, because due to a two year old tornado in my house, none of the gifts will be under the tree until Christmas Eve anyway.  But, I guess I can look at them sitting prettily in my closet until then.  So, here are some of the tags I've rounded up around the internet in the last couple of weeks, some of which I'll be using on my packages this weekend {all are linked to their original blogs through my Pinterest so just click on the link below the picture}:

These come in several different colors if you want to steer away from the traditional red and green. The are most likely the ones that I'll be using.

If you want even more, she has a BUNCH of awesome ones rounded up on her blog today too.

Happy wrapping!

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