If you ever stopped by my mother’s house on Christmas morning and met my family….
….this post would make even more sense.
Suffice it to say we are a lot.
A lot of family (27 people just with us).
A lot of laughing. A lot of homemade cookies (not by me). A lot of inside jokes. A lot of opinions. A lot of coffee.
And a lot of handmade presents.
We are also a lot of competitive (in a good way). Everyone wants to give a gift from the heart. The kind of gift where you open it and joy trickles out from between the tissue paper.
And it all starts with the wrapping.
I finally got my gift for everyone this year worked out (thank you SO much for all the suggestions).
And it’s PERFECT.
Not just a little perfect–the kind of perfect like Elizabeth’s dresses in the crown. The kind of perfect like walking into a Christmas tree lot the smell wraps you in all the Christmases that have gone before. The kind of perfect when your red lipstick coordinates with your pants.
But I can’t show you what I made.
I can’t give it away.
What if someone from my family read the blog and then they knew and the joy already trickled out before I had a chance to give it to them? So, here’s a sneak peek. I know you are thinking you might know what it is….
…but you might be wrong. 🙂
That’s the thing about sneak peeks.
They are tricky.
So I’ll show you the wrapping instead.
It’s this cute red and white paper and gingham bows and these letters.
Can you even believe how cute they are?
And here’s the best part.
I found them at a Walmart. They were super affordable–just a little over a dollar and they also had burlap.
I think they are supposed to hang on the wall? I found them back with the crafts, but not where you think they should be.
They were next to the floral department and the craft foam.
Maybe they are supposed to go in a floral arrangement?
I knew they would be perfect for the gifts.
I just strung a ribbon through one of the hooks on the back.
And tied them on the top of the present so each person’s initial is on top of their gift.
Then they can keep the galvanized letter monogram and put it in their floral arrangements.
It’s like two gifts in one.
The perfect present and another perfect present on top.
I think I’m the winner. Right?
Not that I’m competing or anything. 🙂
PS I am seriously laughing out loud as I type that.
And now just in case you wanted a little more gift wrap inspiration here are a few fun ideas from some of my friends.
You can click on each of the links below to see the projects.