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Giftwrap Galore: Tissue Fringe, Reindeer Pom Poms, Downloadable Tags & More

December 21, 2012

This project is a part of The Proper Pinwheel’s holiday series, Mission: Merry 2012.

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With Christmas less than one week away, it’s time to get crackin’ and get wrappin’. Wrapping presents is one of the things I look forward to most during the holiday season. You can basically slap anything festive on a box and it will look beautiful! I’ve shared a few ideas below for some fun and easy holiday gift wrap. We’ve got ombre tissue paper fringe gift bags. There’s reindeer pom pom wrapping paper. Clay gift tags. Jingle Bells & sequins even make an appearance. And there is even a download for you guys at the bottom of this lovely post! Downloadable gift tags are the gift that keep on giving the whole year long.

Take a peek:

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To make your own tissue fringe gift bags you’ll need:

  • brown paper bags
  • tissue paper in neutral colors (I stole these from the Ikea checkout…)
  • fringe scissors (regular scissors are great too!)
  • hot glue gun & stick

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Cut your tissue paper into 3″ tall strips that are the width of the bag. Hot glue them to the bag starting at the bottom with the darkest colored paper first. Layer the tissue paper towards the top as you go. Once the hot glue has dried, use your fringe scissors or regular scissors to cut fringe on each layer. It’s so pinata-like! Work your way to the top. Tie with a wooden gift tag, some baker’s twine, and give to yourself. Errr, I mean give to your loved ones?

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This reindeer pom wrapping paper is a new spin on the popular pom paper this year. Get a reindeer stamp from Hobby Lobby, stamp it onto some brown kraft paper, and hot glue pom poms in any color to their noses. So easy! This one is definitely my fave. I’ve wrapped all of my presents to myself in this. :)

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If you don’t want to venture out and get your DIY on, just buy some lovely wrapping paper from Anthropologie, Paper Source, or a cute boutique near you. The only tough thing with these beauties is that I feel bad bending the paper because it’s so pretty!

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If you need to deliver some cookies or prints, roll everything up and stick it inside these silver mailing tubes. Embellish with neon twine from Home Depot and add a clay tag to make it magical (DIY for the tags here!).

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These gift tags were designed by Joy Laforme for Mission: Merry 2012 and are perfect for any type of gift. Tape or tie to a box. Tie to a mug. Tie to your dog’s collar. I’m just spit-balling here… Have you already wrapped your presents? Or are you a procrastinator like me?

Make sure you come back tomorrow! It’s my turn to host a giveaway for 24 Merry Days! And one of you can win $100 worth of something I am VERY ADDICTED TO! Are you excited? I am! See you tomorrow, my friends.

DOWNLOAD HOLIDAY GIFT TAGS HERE

 

**Keep up with this week’s Mission: Merry 2012 projects:

Anthro-inspired Golden Logs

Stained Glass Cookies & Holiday Spritz Cookies

World’s Greatest Toffee

Easy & Pretty Peppermint Bark

photo cred: all photos by The Proper Pinwheel

DIY Let It Snow Garland

December 10, 2012

This project is part of The Proper Pinwheel’s holiday series, Mission: Merry 2012.

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I honestly wouldn’t care if our entire house was covered with garlands. I love ‘em. I even have a board dedicated to garlands. The thing I love about this one is that you don’t need to follow a template. This Let It Snow Garland took about 15 minutes to make and it was hanging on the mantle before lunch. My kind of project. Don’t worry if you don’t like your handwriting. Just write it out in all caps!

To make your own LET IT SNOW garland you’ll need:

  • 6 large sheets of red cardstock
  • pencil for tracing
  • scissors
  • baker’s twine
  • assorted jingle bells
  • mini clothespins
  • fake snow (dollar store!)
Write out all of your letters and cut them out. I was able to fit almost two letters on each sheet of paper. Spray the tops of letters with some fake snow from the dollar store. I love that stuff. It’s all over our fake trees. It cost $1. I love that stuff.
Once the snow is dry, attach letters to baker’s twine with the clothespins. Hang over your mantle or on your wall with some washi tape (of course!) and enjoy all year long. I’m thinking of making one that says “Wards Are Winners” and leaving it up all year for everyone to see. We’re winners, people…
If you didn’t know, we love garlands around here. Check out the other garland for Mission: Merry 2012 – A DIY Santa & Reindeer Garland!
PS – Don’t forget to enter today’s giveaway for 24 Merry Days!!! It’s a one-year subscription to Kinfolk Magazine! Shut the front door…

photo cred: Ashley Swapp Photography