Delightful Gift Wrapping Ideas

Christmas Day is only two sleeps away!

I have always loved wrapping gifts for as long as I can remember… maybe it’s the little details at every step, the fold of every corner.

Here are a few ideas to give your gift wrapping a personalized touch!

Receiving a beautifully wrapped gift can be just as exciting as opening the present itself!


Girls Annual Christmas Party & DIY Gifts

For the past 7 years, these dear friends and I have gotten together each year to celebrate our friendships and Christmas. We couldn’t believe it was our 7th holiday party together!

A theme and gift idea are chosen each year to make the gatherings even more special and to ensue additional laughs.

The theme this year was Mad for Plaid and DIY gifts!


It was my turn to host the event and I did not want to purchase everything plaid, especially since the house was already decorated for Christmas. I choose to add plaid accents throughout the house to bring the theme to life.










As for the DIY gifts… no, it was not my idea! The challenge was that we had to keep each gift under $15.

Each wreath was less than $13 to make! Follow the guide below to make this easy gift!


Supplies Needed:


Stain both sides of the wooden frame and clothespins. Set the them aside to dry and grab the garland to cut off each steam.


Position the stems on top of the wreath frame and secure with floral wire.


Cut a piece of ribbon, loop the ribbon around the wreath to secure it to the frame with a hot glue gun.


I added photos from the 5th & 6th Girls Annual Christmas Party for a personal touch.


The 5th year was to wear a Christmas Theme. I didn’t take the theme seriously because I had my husband’s office Christmas party immediately after. I failed to hear that the losers had to do a video taped dance. I ran to my car to see what Christmas items I had in there. The problem was that I just had my car detailed and washed the day before. I came back inside the party with Christmas Light Roof Clips arranged as a necklace with the box dangling as the emblem. The 5th year is also referred to as the Great Roof Clip Scandal. Needless to say there is a horrible video of me dancing.


Tacos were the theme for the 6th year! Yes, that is a DIY taco truck that I made!


I don’t know what I was channeling when I was taking this year’s pic of the girls with my DIY gift!


I can’t wait to share the 17th Girls Annual Christmas Party with you all!

Ugly Sweater Party

On Saturday, one of my best friends hosted an Ugly Sweater Party for the moms in our neighborhood. Of course, I had to make a DIY Ugly Sweater. I literally spent over two hours at Hobby Lobby one day because I initially picked out beautiful items, then returned them to their shelves and proceeded to select items that I usually would not pick to decorate. It was so hard! I kept cycling back to nice items until I finally put most of them all back and went to Dollar Tree. I was in and out of Dollar Tree in 10 mins for items to make the sweater!

My friend also asked me to make the photo booth for the party. What a fun way to add more laughter to the party! For the photo booth, the supplies I used were:

  • two tri-fold poster boards
  • wrapping paper
  • adhesive spray (use to adhere the wrapping paper on the poster boards)
  • masking tape
  • flat dowels to keep the boards straight
  • exacto knife to cut out the hole for the frames
  • frames and decorative items from Goodwill
  • cardboard box to make the outline of the fireplace
  • construction paper to make the fireplace details
  • hot glue gun





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