Today is all about Christmas wrapping with book pages.
Before I recommend this playlist to you, let me state my credentials. I am a Christmas song-a-holic. I have dozens of Christmas playlists. I have Hallmark radio on in the car. I have the country Christmas station and the classic Christmas station and the big band Christmas station all on speed dial. Wherever I go, I hum Christmas music to myself.
I’m a Christmas song expert.
I thought I knew it all.
And then the other day the twins and I were in Altar’d State. It’s a beautiful store full of wonderful clothes that are even cuter when they are on sale. I was in the middle of the dress aisle when I heard the most amazing music over the store’s loudspeaker. I am an expert on Christmas music and I HAD NEVER HEARD these songs before. It was like someone knew exactly what I wanted to listen to and put them all together on one playlist. I found out the store has a playlist.
You can listen here on Spotify (get the free version).
I just downloaded the app to my computer (or phone or ipad) and have the songs playing in the background.
Merry early singing Christmas.
Let’s get wrapping with this simple vintage farmhouse book page DIY.
I wanted to try something a little different for Christmas this year.
So I came up with this simple, easy, you-can-do-in-minute-while-listening-to-Christmas-music wrapping project.
It seriously takes minutes.
Start with brown craft paper.
I buy mine at WalMart (best price) back in the section where they have mailing products.
You can wrap an entire Christmas for $3.99.
I also found the cutest brown craft paper boxes at Hobby Lobby over in the gift section if you don’t want to wrap the packages.
Wrap your package.
Next cut out a tree out of paper.
I went all old school and folded it in half and just cut out the leaves.
It’s an easy way to keep your leaves even.
Then I traced around the tree.
I used a black sharpie here so you could see the outline, but I’d recommend a pencil instead if you do the project.
I traced the entire outline and then cut it out.
And then it looked like this.
I used double stick tape to stick it to the top of the box.
And then I added a small snowflake and some jingle bells.
It looks like this.
But I didn’t stop there.
I made a reindeer.
And a stocking.
And a snowflake.
And a bell.
And a house.
The sky is the Christmas silhouette limit.
Whatever you can think up, you can cut out of a book page and put on the front of a craft box.
You can find tons of free Christmas silhouettes online.
Or it might be fun to cut out silhouettes of family members and put them on the front of the box, too.
Here’s to Christmas gifts that are simple and easy to make.
And the perfect playlist to wrap them to.
I’m so happy to be joining some of my favorite blogging friends with their gift wrapping ideas, too.
You can click on each of the links to take you to the projects.