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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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!)
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It’s almost time for advent calendars! We’ve got a few fun advent calendar DIYs that we’ll be sharing in the next few weeks, but in the mean time: here are few that have inspired us from Pinterest. Are you doing an advent calendar this year? Make sure you check out our list of holiday activities to put in your calendar and our list of great advent calendar toys for kids.
This forest-themed calendar is brilliant. It’s one of our all-time favorites.
A genius way to use leftover toilet paper rolls!
A miniature city! Plus, it’s a free printable. Download it here.
I love the mismatched patterns on this one.
Color! This matchbook calendar is so good.
Loving the greenery in this one.
This one is so playful and great for kids.
I love that this one is so untraditional and modern.
These mini printable boxes are so cute.
Which one’s your favorite??
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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