Christmas Mantle Inspiration

CHRISTMAS DECORATING IN YOUR STYLE 

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The living room is an area where many people spend time hosting company. Especially during the holidays this area is visited frequently. Here are some different ways to decorate your mantle this Christmas. There are so many creative ways to do so and you can say so much about your style in the way you decorate! What are some unique ways you decorate your mantle?

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Love the use of a frame here to highlight a simple decoration! Brainstorm ways you can use different items around your house, get creative.

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Last week we featured some of the gift tags already in stock in the shop. Here is a new one. Be sure to check it out and other creative designs to add to your gifts.

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Christmas Quick & Easy Gift Wrap

GIFT WRAPPING CAN BE A REAL GRINCH BUT THESE IDEAS MAKE IT A CINCH! 

This one is for the MEN . . . because I know you have waited until the very last minute to wrap all those presents!  Here are 15 ideas for Christmas gift wrapping using many items you probably have around the house.  But the ladies will probably love these super easy ideas as well.  The clock is ticking, time to get it done!

1. Recycled Cloth Gift Bag
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Dress up your delicious food gifts in a festive bag made simply by stitching cotton fabric from napkins, curtains or scraps.

2. Music Sheet Gift Bag
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No need to buy a fancy gift bag when you can make a spectacular one in minutes. Embellish a plain shopping bag with greenery, music sheets and string.

3. Sweater Gift Bag
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Here’s a genius gift wrap idea that keeps gifts warm, cozy and festive — and you can find it right inside your closet.

4. Festive Grocery Bag Wrapping Paper
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With some simple cutting, folding and colorful tape and twine trimmings, old paper grocery bags with seasonal illustrations (like these Trader Joes’ ones) transform into the decorative gift wrap you’ve always wanted.

5. Printable Wrapping Paper
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Express yourself with this sophisticated printable chalkboard gift wrap that looks like it cost you an arm and a leg. (We won’t tell.)

6. Stamped Paper & Junk Mail Gift Wrap
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Regular old printer office paper, junk mail and a stamp are all you need to make thischic wrapping paper that’ll get voted best dressed under the tree.

7. Vintage Scarf Wrap
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Here’s an easy way to wrap your gift in style — furoshiki style. Just grab a vintage scarf you no longer wear and follow this easy how-to for a pretty presentation that saves you time and money.

8. Newspaper Gift Bag
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Start spreading the news — you can even make your own paper gift bag without leaving the house. All you need? Two sheets of newspaper, cardstock, glue and cord.

9. Cereal Box Package
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The colorful cardboard box that holds your family’s favorite cereal can easily turn into a whimsical gift box with the help of this printable template. You’ll never spend money on gift boxes again.

10. Decorative Plastic Container
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Forget trays or plates to showcase your homemade cookies. Fabric or paper scraps turn plastic juice (or even cylindrical potato chip containers) into jolly snowmen and personalized tubes.

11. DIY Word Search Wrapping Paper
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Want gift packaging that speaks volumes to your loved ones? The search for the perfect wrapping paper is over with this fun (and customized) idea you can craft in minutes.

12. Aluminum Foil Wrapping Paper
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To make your white paper-wrapped gift shine in a pile of red and green presents, look no further than tin foil to get the job done.

13. Comic Section With A Magazine Bow
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With the comic section of the newspaper you can create unique gift wrap that’ll even give the recipient a good chuckle. Then to top it off with a colorful bow, use strips of magazine paper.

14. Cardboard Box With Felt Roses
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Have 20 minutes and some felt scraps? Add blooming roses to a plain cardboard box with some simple no-sew idea.

15. Ziploc® Holiday Containers
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Finding the perfect gift is no easy task, but everyone appreciates a homemade touch. Wrap DIY presents like a pedicure kit or cookie mix in Ziploc® holiday collection containers, add a printable gift tag, and, voila, gifts in a snap!

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