15 Christmas DIY Gift Wrap Ideas

I don’t know about you, but I love wrapping gifts. Maybe it’s my creative side. I enjoy making the packages look pretty under the tree. Here are a few DIY gift wrap ideas to make your wrapping this year a breeze. 

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This might be the easiest idea in this article! Grab a paper sack, a few stamps, and fresh eucalyptus and you’ll be all set. (Most grocery stores carry fresh eucalyptus in their floral departments.) The Beauty Dojo shares how to make these simple gift bags, perfect for oddly shaped presents.

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A few years ago, I was attempting to be as thrifty as possible over Christmas. I created these cute reusable bags as a way to wrap gifts! You won’t want to miss this super easy  over on Designers Sweet Spot. Bonus: you can use these bags again next year!

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If you have kids that want to get involved in the wrapping, this could be a fun project! My Sweet Things decided on a Christmas tree design, but the possibilities for this are really endless.

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Boxwood Avenue shares an excellent tutorial on how to make this cute Christmas light strand to dress up your packages.

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This is another great use for Washi tape. I love this idea from Almost Makes Perfect because it doesn’t require you to purchase anything specifically for your Christmas wrapping, but still looks festive!

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Check out this DIY over on 2 Bees in a Pod to see how thrifted shirts are used to create gift wrap.

 

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Here’s another thrift store DIY. Sadie Seasongoods used what others might consider trash (and some consider treasure) to wrap her gifts. Why haven’t I thought of this idea before?

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If you’re really wanting to try something new this year, why not tie dye your gift wrap? Babble Dabble Do shares a very detailed tutorial on how to achieve the perfect tie dye look each time.

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I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love old photos. Here’s a cute way to use them in your wrapping! The presents under Julie Blanner’s tree are beautiful, you won’t want to miss them.

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If you’re wanting to save money by using craft paper but still looking for some excitement, look no further! This is such an easy DIY and will cost less than the Starbucks you drank this morning. Shaken Together Life shares all the details over on her blog.

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Chelsea Project shares some fun updates to the classic “brown paper packages tied up with string”.

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We love these fun gift bags from  Mod Podge Rocks. They remind me of Christmas lights on a dark December night. Sometimes the most festive things aren’t the typical Christmas red and green.

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The Graphics Fairy shares some great ideas on how to create your own unique wrapping paper this year!15 Christmas DIY Gift Wrap Ideas|Designers Sweet Spot|www.designerssweetspot.com

Here is another project that the kids could help you with! Southern State of Mind uses pom-poms to create this fun, festive paper.

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These pretty gift tags from Today’s Creative Life add so much to a simple package! Less is more sometimes.

 

After so much inspiration, I’m ready to head to the store to get supplies to wrap my own gifts! Now the tricky part will be deciding on which idea to use. 

 

Needing some more festive ideas? Check out these other Christmasy posts:

Beautiful Christmas Tablescapes

12 Easy DIY Christmas Stockings

Festive Cocktails for Holiday Parties

DIY Decorative Holiday Pillow Roundup

Spiced Hot Apple Cider

 

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Beautiful Christmas Tablescapes

Decorating for Christmas is so much fun! However, it’s tempting to resort to your traditional routine. One way to mix up your holiday decor this season is with a beautiful Christmas tablescape. Here are a few of our favorites from around the web.  Enjoy! 

There’s something special about a beautiful table that sets the mood for the season! I am always amazed at the creativity behind so many holiday tablescapes. We hope this roundup has given you the inspiration to create something new and exciting with your Christmas decor. Finally, remember that there’s no “right way” to decorate. You’re free to create something that truly makes YOU smile.

Christmas Inspiration

If you’re still looking for more noteworthy Christmas inspiration, check out these other articles:

12 Easy DIY Christmas Stockings

Festive Cocktails for Holiday Parties

DIY Decorative Holiday Pillows

Spiced Hot Apple Cider

 

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12 Easy DIY Christmas Stockings

Christmas is here! It’s hard to believe it’s less than one month away. Whether you use your Christmas stockings as decoration or you fill them with goodies, they are a staple in most holiday decor. Here are a few easy DIY Christmas stockings to hang on your mantle this year. 

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These fun stockings require minimal sewing, in fact you could probably even accomplish them without a sewing machine! Room for Tuesday used a pre-made stocking as the form for these stockings, making it so easy to achieve the perfect shape.

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Who says all stockings have to have traditional Christmas designs? Add an unexpected surprise to your mantle this year with these adorable ice cream stockings by My Poppet Makes.

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You could already have everything you need to create this stocking! Seeking Lavender Lane repurposed a dish towel to create a stocking perfect for her home decor.

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You know you have a sweater lying around somewhere that you just never wear.  Maybe it doesn’t fit, maybe it’s too itchy. An Extraordinary Day shares an excellent way to bring you neglected sweater back to life.

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Houseful of Handmade uses a drop cloth to create these personalized stockings. This would be a great way to create a uniform look while keeping each stocking unique.

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Although these stockings look more complicated than some, they are great for even the beginner crafter. Homemade Ginger uses a free (and super easy) pattern to create these colorful stockings.

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Here is another way to use that old sweater lying around your home. Sustain My Craft Habit chose to combine it with festive flannel for her holiday stockings.

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Every child (especially boys) goes through a cowboy stage. If you have a little guy who’s going though that stage right now, Dream a Little Bigger has a perfect pattern for you!

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Polished Habitat needed a quick solution to Christmas stockings. These are the easiest of all! Fabric and glue is all you need to dress up these cheap burlap stockings.

 

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This felted sweater stocking from My Repurposed Life is so Christmasy. She shares some excellent tips & tricks on how to make your project as simple as possible.

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Here’s one last upcycled stocking for you! You’ll never believe what DIY Candy used to create this colorful stocking.

 

Are you ready to create now? I know I am! 

 

If you’re still looking for more holiday inspiration, check out these other posts: 

Festive Cocktails for Holiday Parties

30 Fabulous Gifts for Women Over 50

DIY Decorative Holiday Pillow Roundup

Three Things to Make Your Winter Wreath Stand Out

Spiced Hot Apple Cider

 

 

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20 Trendy Thanksgiving Tablescapes

Thanksgiving is just days away and if you’re anything like me, you aren’t at all prepared.  Here are a few tablescapes to inspire your Thanksgiving decor.

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A patterned tablecloth is a great way to switch things up without having to invest in new dinnerware.  This plaid pattern Bless’er House chose for her tablescape is to die for!

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A few years ago, I decided to add some color to my Thanksgiving decor.  I still reminisce on how well this design turned out. All the details are on my blog, Designers Sweet Spot.20 Trendy Thanksgiving Tablescapes|Designers Sweet Spot|www.designerssweetspot.com

We love how Fox Hollow Cottage designed her table around this vintage sugar mold. It’s the perfect centerpiece to give the table a casual yet sophisticated feel. Make sure you take a peak at her cute turkey-themed dinnerware!

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You’ll definitely want to head over to 2 Bees in a Pod to check out all the adorable details added to this tablescape, including the DIY clay place cards! Such a special touch. (Plus, wouldn’t they make a cut Christmas ornament after the feast was over?!)

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Most tablescapes are done on long tables with plenty of extra space for decor.  Which is great, if you have a long table. Little Red Brick House didn’t let her small, round table stop her when it came to decorating. This simple design is perfect if you’re lacking all that extra table space this year.

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I’m fully aware that this isn’t a tablescape.  However, this DIY tutorial was too good to pass up! I can just picture several of these spaced along your table, or even a larger pumpkin as a centerpiece. Wine & Glue shares all the details on making your own centerpiece over on her blog.

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While hello Allison used artificial pumpkin and wheat stalks for her table, this look could be easily replicated with the remainder of your fall decorations. However, the benefit to using artificial elements is that you’re able to use them again year after year.

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Home with Keki loves collecting vintage glass and dishware.  Her collection is beautiful! If you have a vintage collection, this would be a perfect way to enjoy it. Or it could be just the excuse you need to spend a day thrifting!

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Tired of a simple runner down the center of your table or individual placemats? Just Call Me Homegirl decided to get out of her comfort zone and use two separate runners down the sides of her table to create a natural runner down the center.

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If you’re wanting to create more space on the table for your feast (which is never a bad thing), maybe a Thanksgiving banner would be a better course of action.  Homey Oh My went with a very simple place setting, and used this beautiful banner to achieve a festive feel.

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domicile 37 created an eclectic feel for her tablescape by using a variety of dishware. She added a few velvet pumpkins and a macrame runner to finish off this unique look.

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What’s more simple than craft paper, candles, and greenery?! Lemon Thistle shares how she created this fun yet inexpensive tablescape over on her blog.

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Setting a festive table doesn’t have to be expensive, Twelve On Main was able to search her home for a few minutes and find everything she needed to create this look.  I’m sure you have more hiding around your home than you’d expect.

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If you still have pumpkins sitting around your home, this would be the perfect way to get one more use out of them. 1915 House shares how she created this Thanksgiving tablescape for “the rest of us”, simple and inexpensive.

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Not everyone is a huge fan of neutral decor for the holidays. This is Our Bliss uses so many patterns and colors for this tablescape, proving that Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be all white pumpkin and “fall” colors.

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If you’re really looking to get outside the normal routine, make sure you check out this elegant table over at Shabbyfufu.

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There’s something to be said for a table that brings back memories of childhood. This modern take on a traditional look does just that. Also, those tiny pies on each place setting really add a fun touch. All the details are over on Ella Claire Inspired.

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Shine Your Light keeps it real over on her blog, sharing tips on how to smooth out your tablecloth without using the iron. She also explains how she created this beautiful centerpiece while taking a walk through her yard.  If you’re scrambling at the last minute, this tablescape is all you need.

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Although this entire table is beautiful, I think my favorite touch might be the napkin rings The Weathered Fox choose. They add such a special touch, you’ll definitely want to check them out.

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This couldn’t be considered a Thanksgiving tablescape roundup unless I included at least one cornucopia. Hymns and Verses created a beautiful table centered around the theme of thankfulness. What better way is there to celebrate this holiday?

 

Hopefully you’ve gained some inspiration for your own Thanksgiving tablescape. I know I’m ready to feast after thinking about next week for the past few hours! 

 

Still looking for some fall inspiration? Check out these other great articles:

Spiced Hot Apple Cider

15 Fall Porches to Inspire Your Decor

12 Beautiful Fall Mantels

Fall Apple Recipes You Need to Try

 

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10 Dining Room Transformations

Dining rooms are a gathering place for many families. You create memories there that can last a lifetime.  If you’re looking to transform your dining room, here are some rooms to inspire you! 

 

Hopefully you’ve found some inspiration for you next dining room transformation. It can range anywhere from a simple paint change to a full room renovation.

 

Are you still looking for more inspiration? Check out these similar posts:

DIY Sunburst Ceiling Medallion

Top 20 Bathroom Transformations

Budget Curtains for Any Room

Pretty Painted Furniture Roundup

12 Kitchen Tile Backsplashes (That Aren’t All Subway Tile)

 

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