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T-minus 4 days

12.21.2011

Ummm…so where did December go?  Is Christmas really just a couple of days away(gulp)?

True to form I am way too busy with way too many sewing projects to give and the next couple of nights will involve long hours in the craft room.  But I wanted to pop in to say hi and with a quick tip on holiday wrapping. 

There are so many creative ideas on pinterest and on blogs for creative holiday wrapping.  Amazing stuff. Two Christmases ago each package at our house was carefully decorated with jingle bells, punch outs of holiday scrapbook paper etc. If you have that kind of time skip this post and start hitting up pinterest.

Last year I was in my first trimester and sick sick sick and we went the gift bags and tissue route.  At least I think that is what Derek pulled together.

This year with a 5 month old time is still very precious but I wanted our packages to look special.  My quick and easy solution?  Use satin non-wired ribbon and nice gift tags.

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This ribbon is not in the Christmas section of craft stores but in the normal ribbon section.  Which stinks when Christmas ribbon is 40% off but is nice that you could stock up year round (and when you have a coupon).

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Rocket science?  No.  But for the same amount of time and little more money I think it makes a big difference.  And if you are traveling, the bows won’t get smashed in transit.

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For the gift tags, I bought a bucket of them at Target for a couple of bucks.

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If you had an extra couple of minutes you also could print some off.  I love these from Brooklyn Limestone and used them on kids packages.  So far they are a big hit.IMG_6325

Now back to sewing…

6 comments on "T-minus 4 days"
  1. Love the North Pole tags! So cute!

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  2. Love the gift wrap, and the North Pole tags! Hope you guys have a Merry Christmas!!

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  3. Lovely wrappings! Everything looks sooo perfect under the tree :)

    Hope you have a happy holiday season <3
    Tasia
    http://rufflesandsequins.blogspot.com

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  4. I love real ribbon also. I heardly ever take the time to wrap beautiful packages anymore and when I see yours it inspires me to do better. Great job. Jo @ Let's Face the Music

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  5. I hate wrapping gifts. But I like looking at all the impressively wrapped ones. The ribbon is a smart idea, I had to ship a lot of gifts this year...so I just skipped bows and things. I'll have to keep this in mind for next year. Hope you had a great christmas!

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