WHEW! Just givin Yall the HEADS UP that I had a lil 7 yr old, Blue eyed, Blonde haired "Helper" this morning...She LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVED taking pictures...So there are A LOT on here...AND, made me run a little late...BUCKLE UP Baby and here we GO!!!!!
Daddy....You KNOW I LOVE YOU "Bigger than the Galaxy", More than Infinity...
And mom...I LOVE YOU that much as well..............
|Aaaahhh...Pretty Mantel, Pretty Tree....Makes Kara SMMMMILE :0)|
|Theres that Pretty Tree!!! |
Notice: DANG SECTION OF LIGHTS OUT! But remember....Im OVER IT!
|MAKE IT GO AWAY!!!!!!!!!|
|OW! Ouch! OUCHIE!!!!|
|Could ya NOT?!?!?!|
This one gets 1st place for U-G-L-Y!!!
So! Here are some solutions and EASY remidies :0)
|Cute lil Mittin from Big Lots.....|
|Boxed Fruit variety...BIG LOTS! 3 Dolla!!!|
|Evergreen Garland...I clipped off a sprig of it...|
|Poinsettia bush from Michaels|
|Red Wired Edged ribbon...Hob Lob...(1/2 off!!!)|
Choose whatever color suits your decor of "Floats your Boat"...
|You say WHAT??? Isnt that pink one girls Birthday paper??? |
YEP! And it will MOST LIKELY Sit and gather dust till I need it again..
And arent those Grocery bags????
|Few lil things you need...|
|Showin off my HOOCHIE NAIL!!!|
|Pull the handle off...Gonna use that in a minute...|
|I always fold the edge for a Finished look...|
BUT...I suffer from OCD...so this step is NOT NECESSARY!!!
|There she is..A Grocery bag Wrapped gift...With the handle, patiently awaiting is DEBUT....|
|Some VERY INEXPENSIVE Raffia in Green|
|Make a bundle and wrap around the package...|
|Pull it TIGHT|
|Just a SIMPLE BOW! |
I even love it just like this...And cost, next to nothing because there is still PLENTY of the Raffia left!
|SOOOOO MANY different ways to embelish the simple package!!!|
The mitten on this one keeps it "Rustic" and would work with ANY Christmas Tree/Decor in your Traditional colors
Hello lil Brogan!
She SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Takes after me...COMPLETE GOFFBALL!
|OR...Dress it up a bit with the "Earthy"Jewel toned Fruit...|
Just a dab of hot glue...
Be sure to use a TINY dab of glue so you can use the same fruit next year :0)
|Pull off a Poinsettia flower from the bush|
|Another option for the Embellishment|
AGAIN...Tiny dab of hot glue, so you can reuse
|Or change to a dressier Ribbon|
|Wrap it around|
|Then back around to the TOP of the package and pull tight|
|Make your first loop|
|OOPS! Missed the second loop...|
Then take the LONG Runner and make a SINGLE LOOP, pulling the runner all the way through so you now have 3 loops!
Its that Designer, "Odd Number" rule...
|Stick in a sprig|
|Add the fruit..or WHATEVER embellishment you choose..|
Make it YOU!
|Theres that handle!|
|DIRECTIONS ON VIEWING THIS PIC:|
Place right ear on right shoulder...
NOW read :0)
The package Label....
|Use the BACKSIDE of the paper...|
A WHITE package...This is SOOOOO More ME!
|Oh! HELLO Cute little feet!|
|Those lil feet are attached to my "Photographer" for the morning....HENCE...The LATE ARRIVAL of this post!|
Useless Birthday paper....NOT so Useless...
|LOVE the addition of the Greenery|
|Or, the fruit...|
|Im CRAAAAAAAAAZY about Silver and Copper FOILED Paper...|
Mix and match soooo many different ways!!!
This look for a more Elegant Package...
|Or Raffia and the more Rustic Embellishment for a "Dressy" yet still Traditional look..|
This is a roll of Wallpaper ive had from a Design job!!!
Its CHOCOLATE and its BEAUTIFUL!
AND...NOW, its not trash...but its Useful!
|Or....Make it more rustic!|
There are SOOO MANY different ways to embellish a Package...
Let your imagination RUN WILD!
Use things you already have!
Gotta be BRIEF!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a BLESSED DAY!