With the holiday season approaching, I’ve noticed a lot of friends and family planning visits back to wherever they call home. My youngest sister is backpacking in Europe right now, but she’ll be coming home to Canada in a couples weeks. I thought this DIY suitcase garland would be a fun way to welcome her of course it would work for a going away party too! I’ve added a few Canadian accents to my party, but you could easily customize your decor to match your city or country. You could even make a few extra suitcases and use them as party favors!
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The most wonderful time of the year is almost here!!! Wrapping presents is almost my favorite part of the holiday. I usually start to stock up on supplies mid-November. I order ribbon and keep my eye out for good wrapping paper etc. Once you have a good wrapping supply stash it’s so easy to wrap pretty presents. Scotch® Brand asked me to share a few ideas for wrapping small gifts and today I’m showing 5 of my favorite ideas that are easy to recreate at home. I like to start by picking a color palette. Then I top them with unexpected objects or use the wrapping paper in different ways. What’s your favorite way to wrap small gifts? If you’ve got a great idea, you could win $5,000 by entering Scotch’s Most Gifted Wrapper Contest by 12/10/14. (Void where prohibited and restrictions apply.) Click here for official rules. Click through below for all 5 of our gift wrap ideas!
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by Alix Sorrell
Impress your guests this year with some personalized monogram napkins. These napkins are so easy to make and will add that extra special touch to the table to make your guest feel right at home. Either sew your own napkins or dress up linens you already have or bought from the store.
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There are a few trains of thought of party favors. You can give a knick-knack like a bottle opener or a magnet, for kids’ parties it usually consists of cheap toys and candy which eventually make their way back to a landfill. I’m firmly in the camp that favors should be food (If you had a large budget I could be persuaded pretty easily to another camp!) Food is easy, doesn’t seem wasteful, and it’s more likely to get used. I also really like how easy it is to match the party theme with the food. I like to have packaging options on hand for this very thing. Package up some of that European candy and voila’! You’ve got a really beautiful gift option. Here are three examples of easy favor packaging. For these, we used Clear Round Containers, Paper Bags, & Pillow Boxes. You can set them out as table settings at a party or wedding or keep them available for guests as they leave. Click through for more details & full instructions below!
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by Alix Sorrell
As someone who is obsessed with cheese, I was REALLY excited to find out October 9th is National Moldy Cheese Day! Moldy or not, these wrappers are the perfect way to dress up that hunk of cheese you were planning on bringing to a dinner party or giving away as a small (and cheesy) thank you gift! You can print out the labels on Sticker Paper or regular paper. Punch out the labels with a 1.5 inch punch to seal your wrap. You’re friends will be impressed with such a professional cheese-monger presentation!
Printable Cheesy Gift Wrap Template