Tag: Gift wrap

Stay Stress-Free During the Holidays

The holidays are a  time for togetherness and celebration, but they can also be extremely stressful. From planning to shopping, hosting and decorating; the stress of the holidays can take the joy out of the most wonderful time of the year! Here are some ways to keep your cool during this busy season.

Black Wrapped Presents

Keep It Simple – When it comes to gift wrapping or decorating, you can use shortcuts without sacrificing style. Wrap all of your gifts with one type of wrapping paper, and then customize each with different trim.

Gingerbread from Honestly YumFocus on One Thing – Whether it’s wrapping the presents beautifully or making a gingerbread house even a seasoned architect would be envious of, focus on doing one or two things really well. If you put too much pressure on yourself to make everything perfect, you’re bound to crack.

Dining Room Thistlewood

Accumulate Over Time – There’s no reason to buy or make all of your decorations at once. If you choose a decorating style that’s timeless you can continue reusing the same pieces year after year! Don’t hop on the color trend bandwagon every year. You can also reuse gift bags, and gift wrap. You’ll save yourself both time and money.

Vintage Star DecorationsEnjoy Yourself – When it comes to the holidays, sometimes we become so wrapped up in getting ready for the season that we forget to enjoy it while it’s here. Try to take a breather every once in a while, and take part in the holiday fun!

How do you stay sane every holiday season? Let us know below!

DIY Velvet Gift Bow

We’ve been busy brainstorming gift wrapping ideas for the holidays, and we recently came up with this lovely DIY gift bow. We used some gorgeous velvet ribbon from our store to create this adorable bow, which will probably be gracing all of our gifts this season. Check out our DIY below!

1. Cut three 10-inch strips of ribbon, then three 9-inch strips, then two 8-inch strips, and one 3-inch strip.

2. Take a 10-inch piece, and fold each of the ends into the center to create a figure-8 shape, like seen below. Make sure the velvet side is on the outside. Staple together in the center.

3. Do the same thing for all of the other strips, and staple each of them in the center to hold them together. Turn the 3-inch strip into a loop, then staple it together.

4. Using small dots of glue in the center of each piece, glue the 10-inch pieces on top of each other so they are evenly spaced out. Then glue the 9-inch pieces on top, followed by the 8-inch pieces.

5. Using one last dot of glue, add the loop to the center of the bow, then you’re all set!

Top 5 DIY Gift Wrapping

 

The holidays are quickly approaching, so we’ve been trying to think of ways to jazz up our gifts for friends and family. We found a few DIY wrapping tutorials that are just stunning, and we’d love to use any of these once the holidays are here. Check out our top 5 favorites below! Which one do you like the best?

DIY Handwritten Wrapping by The Sweetest Occasion/Made In The Fold

 

 

DIY Miu Miu Style Wrapping & Glitter Labels by Ambrosia Creative

 

DIY Glitter Bow by Brunch at Saks

 

DIY Fabric Pom Pom Gift Wrap by Grey Likes Weddings/Style Me Pretty

DIY Pom Pom and Fabric Wrapping by Whipperberry

 

 

 

 

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We’ve been featured in the December 2010 issue of InStyle magazine. InStyle magazine shows you how you can use ribbon and flowers to make your gifts more dressy and fun.

Items

Item 1 Fresh Celery Style# 33583, Avocado Style# 02324

Item 2 Big Sky Style# 33583, Antique Blue Style # 00299

Item 3 African Violet Style #42053 (1.800.9.mjtrim), Purple Style# 02315

Item 4 Purple Style # 02315