gift wrap guide

Printable Faux Bow Gift Boxes

by Alix Sorrell

Cute packaging is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season! Whether you have a small gift or mini-cupcakes to give away, these little woodland boxes with “faux” bows are the perfect way to wrap any tiny surprise. Find some fun colorful card-stock and assemble these printable boxes in any color palette you desire. Good things definitely come in small packages!

Printable Faux Bow Gift Boxes | Oh Happy Day!Printable Faux Bow Gift Boxes | Oh Happy Day!Printable Faux Bow Gift Boxes | Oh Happy Day!

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Santa Hat Bag DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

Every year we scramble to get together a little something to give to teachers, neighbors, crossing guards, bus drivers – all those people you want to say Happy Holidays to at the end of the year. These red paper bag Santa hats hold a little package of cookies perfectly. And they’re so easy to make, kids can help too.

Santa Hat Bag DIY | Oh Happy Day!Santa Hat Bag DIY | Oh Happy Day!

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5 Ways to Wrap Small Gifts

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!

5 Creative Ways to Wrap Small Gifts | Oh Happy Day! 5 Creative Ways to Wrap Small Gifts | Oh Happy Day! 5 Creative Ways to Wrap Small Gifts | Oh Happy Day! 5 Creative Ways to Wrap Small Gifts | Oh Happy Day!

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DIY Ornament Clusters

I’m obsessed with these ornaments from Martha Stewart’s new collaboration with The Home Depot. First of all they are shatter proof, so important if you have kids or pets (or if we’re being honest here, clumsy adults) living with you. Secondly the colors are spot on and so modern. It’s so hard to find good greens and blues like these. This wrapping idea is inspired by Martha’s series of holiday how-to videos. Each video is has great DIY ideas for holiday decorating. Martha’s instructions are clear and it’s helpful to see her create the DIY on camera. I really loved the video on making Ornament Clusters and decided to top off a few gifts using Martha’s techniques. You’ll just need a few things to get started…. (PS – Shop the Martha Stewart Living holiday collection by clicking here!)

DIY Ornament Clusters | Oh Happy Day! DIY Ornament Clusters | Oh Happy Day! DIY Ornament Clusters | Oh Happy Day! DIY Ornament Clusters | Oh Happy Day! DIY Ornament Clusters | Oh Happy Day!

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Felted Ball Garland

Today we’re sharing a special DIY by Sally Shim. Sally’s been contributing to Oh Happy Day for over a year, and now I’m excited to announce that she just released a new book: Pretty Packages (you can order it by clicking here.) In the book, she shares 45 step-by-step gift wrapping DIYs – from wrapping paper to gift boxes and gift tags. I already own a copy and I really love it. This week we’ll be giving away copies of Pretty Packages along with a packaging supply goody bag to 3 Oh Happy Day readers. Make sure you click through below for all the contest details and to see the instructions for these fun Felted Ball Garlands! (PS – To see more of Sally’s contributions to Oh Happy Day, click here!)

Felted Ball Garland

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