10 DIY Christmas Wrapping Ideas

CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAP IDEAS TO MAKE YOUR TREE MORE JOLLY

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It’s that time of year again. Time to start thinking about shopping lists, holiday parties, and wrapping. Oh, all that wrapping! It can be a tough thing. I mean, the wrapping papers you find in stores aren’t always the best. And for your loved ones, you have to have the best, right? So if you are having a hard time finding the perfect wrapping paper, or if you just want to make your wrapping paper a little more special this holiday season, try out some of these awesome DIY ideas! (My favorites are the ones involving confetti. Lots and lots of confetti.) Enjoy, and happy wrapping!

1. Painted Pretty

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This would be a great one to do with the kids. Pick a few colors, grab a brush, and go to town!

2. Sports Ball Simply Stamped

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These are so fun and unique! My favorite is the golf ball. These would be great for any sports fans in the family. I bet a baseball would look pretty cool too.

3. Add Household Twinkling Trinkets giftwrap4

This wrapping paper is so cool and perfect for the sewing crafting recipient.  Gotta love the black, white and gold combo.

4. Confetti Shimmer & Shake

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Who wouldn’t love to receive a gift wrapped up with some confetti under an over wrap of cellophane? Kids will go crazy for it! They can shake these presents and watch the confetti move.

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How rad is this idea? I love the polar bears. So cool!

6. Eraser Polka Dots Dappled

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This is a classic. Grab a regular old number 2 pencils and stamp away! Try adding some color with different colored ink pads too!

7. Rubber Band Burst

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Who knew rubber bands would make a perfect gift topper? It would be fun to watch someone get frustrated having to take all of these all off!

8. Confetti Coated

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More confetti, please! A few different ways to make your gifts a little more festive and a whole lot more fun!

9. Pom Poms Popping

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How fun is this? I have to give this a try. Not only is it pretty and fun, the pom poms add some fun texture.

10. Photos

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I love this idea; there are so many ways to make it and have it work for different people. It’s all about customization, people!

Hope these Christmas gift wrapping ideas have inspired you!  Feel free to visit my shops to find a little something to wrap up –

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Stocking stuffers for all

The much anticipated week has finally come, the week of Christmas! The decorations are hung and plans are in full swing. The stocking stuffers are often times the gifts that are an after thought. This year we have three item ideas for different ages and genders to enjoy. What are your go to stocking stuffers?

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For kids

Chalk, legos or card games. Any of these options will be fun items for kids to play with alone or with other kids!

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For men

Grill tools, action movies or headphones. These gifts are great and cover a variety of interests!

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For women

Socks, nail polish and lipstick. These small items have a great mix of beauty and comfort!

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Hope you are feeling inspired, enjoy your stocking stuffer shopping!

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Three Tasty Christmas Drinks

Experiment with new drinks this holiday!

There are so many seasonal drinks to try. Below are recipes of 3 I’ve been wanting to try out! I find myself sticking to the traditional cocoa too often. Even though there is something so fun about trying a new recipe, having success with it and getting to share it with others!  What are your favorite drinks to make or buy this time of year?

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Candy Cane Cocoa

4 cups milk

3 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, chopped

4 peppermint candy canes, crushed

1 cup whipped cream

4 small peppermint candy canes

In a saucepan, heat milk until hot, but not boiling. Whisk in the chocolate and the crushed peppermint candies until melted and smooth. Pour hot cocoa into four mugs, and garnish with whipped cream. Serve each with a candy cane stirring stick.

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Eggnog

3 eggs, lightly beaten

1/3 cup white sugar

Salt to taste

2 1/2 cups milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup heavy cream

2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 pinch ground nutmeg

In a heavy saucepan, combine eggs, white sugar, and salt; gradually stir in milk. Stirring constantly, cook for 10 to 15 minutes over medium heat, until mixture just coats a metal spoon. Remove from heat, and stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Place saucepan over ice water until custard cools, and then refrigerate until chilled.

In a chilled bowl, combine heavy cream, confectioners’ sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Beat until stiff peaks form. Stir in rum and yellow food coloring. Fold whipped cream mixture into the cooled custard. Pour into serving bowl, and sprinkle with nutmeg. Serve immediately.

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Peppermint Martini

5 fluid ounces vanilla-flavored vodka

2 fluid ounces white creme de menthe

1/2 fluid ounce peppermint schnapps

Fill a cocktail shake with ice. Pour vodka, creme de menthe, and peppermint schnapps over the ice. Cover cocktail shaker and shake; strain into a martini glass.

Comment any of your favorite recipes to try, we’d love to hear!

 

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