Go homemade! Not only can you get exactly the look you want, but it makes gift giving more personal. Here are thirty fabulous homemade holiday gift wrap ideas to make the people on your holiday list feel extra special without breaking the bank.
Aunt Peaches made three of these recycled album cover gift boxes for three different friends — one of whom is fond of Christmas (album: Christmas Wishes), one who is fond of folk dancing (album: Polka Festival), and one who is fond of mustaches (album: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young). And hey, good news — chances are good there is an album for everyone!
I am a big fan of decorating with evergreens and tree clippings, and this year I am going to try using ferns for a different and more delicate look. Below are 5 ideas for the holidays, including a wreath that uses whole fern plants, and a pretty garland that uses clippings.
I have a fondness for all things Hay, so I was super excited to see Joyce of My Dubio's take on their Colour wine glass. That pencil-thin stripe is enough to take any old glass and make it sophisticated, modern and more special.
I spent the last eight holiday seasons in San Francisco, a city decidedly not known for its snowfall. The Christmas fog and beribboned palm trees were very charming, but not quite the same as a white Christmas. If you're dying for a winter wonderland, invite your friends over for a faux snow party — all of the magical fluff and sparkle without the windchill!
I'll admit it: I'm the worst when it comes to having a very, very specific idea of what my holiday decor/gift wrap/dessert is going to look like, and going after it full-force. But while I might have visions of white and silver wintery woodland cookies dancing in my head, if the 7-year-old gets his heart set on making Christmas squid, moths, and carrots, who am I to argue? Squid are the best...
Gift giving is especially fun when you tailor the gift to something that the recipient would really love and appreciate. When it comes to techno-geeks or outdoorsy types, I'm at a loss for what to give friends and usually end up making them something — but when I'm giving a gift to a fellow crafty designer, I can't wait for them to unwrap it! See below for a few of my favorite crafty gifts for this holiday season.