Sunday, December 20, 2009

Santa's Workshop

I'm in the midst of finishing up my shopping and starting the wrapping.

I thought I'd share some of my ideas with you.

This is my Secret Santa gift that I will be giving out on Christmas Eve at my husband's family gathering. We play a game with all of our gifts.
I took Sherry's advise from Young House Love and checked out some items at Crate & Barrel and here is what I came up with:
A small green jar made out of recycled glass and a matching green plaid tea towel.
I also picked out 2 tea bag rests.
Add some Eggnogg'n tea.

And now you have a cute little tea-themed gift. I might need to play dumb and pick my own gift to open :)
And now time to wrap all the gifts. While looking through Martha Stewart's website, I came across a gift that was wrapped in brown paper with a doily on top. Here is my rendition:
I bought plain brown shipping paper to wrap the gifts. (This is actually cheaper than regular wrapping paper!) The gift below is for a boy so I left out the doily. And then I wrapped ribbon around both sides of the box.
I made several gifts tags by using store bought blank tags and adding my own embellishments and lining the back with scrapbook paper. Tying them off with some jute string.
I am using two different sized doilies and one is white and the other is silver.

This one is my favorite. I layered the doilies and added a white bow.

And these are my pretty gifts! Only 10 more to go!!


  1. Simplisticly beautiful! I love it, Merry Christmas.


  2. Love the decorated kraft brown paper ~ very pretty! Happy Holidays!

  3. I just adore your Christmas inspired metamorphosis.

    Be merry and bright!

  4. Love the doilies and the brown paper together. Of course, doilies go with EVERYTHING!

    Happy Christmas to you and your family.

  5. If I run out of wrapping paper, I'll be using these pretty ideas tomorrow!

  6. sweet ideas!

    glad i found you

    I'll be back

    barbara jean