Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Crafts!

Hanging Gifts!

I hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving!  We sure did!  What a wonderful week full of family, food, and fun! :)  
I am soooooo excited to finally be getting the Christmas decorations up!  It just feels so magical now that T is a little bit older, and I wanted the whole house (well, at least the downstairs) to be completely decorated!  
I know that we're on a bit of a tight budget, so I've been creative with a bunch of my decorations. I wanted a "new" look, but without having to buy anything.  I thought I'd share some of my crafts this week with you so you can make "free" new decorations, too!

For these little cuties, here's all you'll need:
*Cardboard- I used diaper boxes because I had an abundance!
*Wrapping paper.  I bought a double sided roll at Sam's 4 years ago, and I still have about half of it left!
*Ribbon, whatever you have!
*Hot glue
*Push pin

For starters, I cut long, skinny rectangles out of the cardboard.  I made 3 pieces because I'm a big fan of odd numbers :)

 Next, get out your wrapping paper and ribbons (I actually got my ribbon this year at Michael's on Black Friday for 70% off!)
 Then, just wrap your "present!" I put the brown side of the cardboard towards the front in case my papers were thin.  I didn't want that baby peeking through on the front!
 Apparently I forgot to photograph this next step, but add your ribbon to the "gift."  Make whatever kind of bow you like (or know how to make!).  They don't even have to be centered, or tied in the same place or way!  They'll look adorable if it's all mix 'n matched!!!

Finally, add a little loop on the back to make them easy to hang *DISCLAIMER*  Do NOT use tape, as shown in the picture!  I did, and all 3 fell down in the first hour. There are currently 2 on the floor again, so I will be fixing this with hot glue!  I should have done this in the beginning, but wasn't thinking :)

 Finally, hang them up!!!  They add just a bit of color and festivity to an otherwise boring space! 
Enjoy!  If you make these, please link up in the comments below!  I'd love to see yours, too!!!

Stay tuned for a few more easy Christmas decorations this week!!!!


  1. Great idea! I have that blue & white paper from Target!

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