Today is a day to arm you for the task of wrapping all those glorious holiday presents. I have teamed up with NINE other bloggers to show you creative ideas to present your presents this year. Be sure to visit all my friends in the links below!
My mother in law is the best at wrapping pretty gifts. She takes her time, always has beautiful bows and is overall an amazing gift giver.
I, however, am not so great at any of these qualities, but I really do enjoy giving a gift. This is my attempt at combining all above mentioned qualities and making a good gift better by wrapping it with a gift. It’s really such a good way to start an opening situation, isn’t it?
They started in a dreary brown state and a quick covering of cream colored spray paint set them straight. Then, I was off to give them a touch of personality. The buck got a handmade tasseled scarf complete with initial tag and the lady received a sparkly flower corsage.
I know you are probably thinking this is a non-reproducible gift wrapping situation, but that is not true my friend! You just need to look at dollar store nativity sets, thrift store trinkets and garage sale doodads differently! You can take any dime store score an remake it for a gift wrap homerun. Break up baby Jesus and the wise men for a plethora of gift wrapping goodness!
Can’t you just see these deer frolicking in a windowsill or tablescape next holiday season? It’s a gift that keeps on giving.
I made the homemade intial plate by cutting a small piece of wood, sanding it down and drilling two holes into it. After freehand painting an initial and going over it lightly with Deco Art Glamour Dust paint I secured it to the deer with a fine brown yarn.
On the Doe I used tissue paper to add a floral necklace. The same concept explained here was used, but on a much smaller scale. I painted the edges of the flowers with the same Glamour Dust for a touch of sparkle. I also highlighted the deer’s ears, tails and noses with the shimmery touch of the glitter dust. You could do the same to gnomes, elves, nativity pieces or any figurine you come across.
I hope this post inspires you to look at ways to wrap your gift with a gift this season.
If you want to join along as we study the real gift of the Christmas season, check out our Advent study here.
Merry Christmas friends, and please check out the other ideas below!
Monday, November 17th
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