Belle Meade Holiday

ON CHRISTMAS WRAPPING (BELOW)

Boxes  here | Sparkle Twine (take your pick)  here |  Calendar Tags  here

ON CHRISTMAS WRAPPING

First, let me start by saying I LOVE CHRISTMAS. Second, I am also the least crafty person you will ever meet. I can't remember a time where I didn't get things gift wrapped for Christmas. Patience has never been my forte, but these little presents didn't take much time at all. I wanted to make Erik an "adventskalender" or Advent Calendar before he left for Norway. I combined this Norwegian tradition with one of my own... 12 Days of Christmas. I think getting a present everyday leading up to Christmas is so fun instead of opening them all up at once. Anyway, here is my little tutorial for easy gift wrapping like a pinterest goddess. 

 

1. LITTLE BOXES

Boxes are AMAZING and don't require any wrapping paper at all. I found these white and gold ones at Sam's Club of all places (so random) but they worked perfect because they were all different sizes for different presents

2. GARLAND/ CHRISTMAS TREE CLIPPINGS

I love the how the little Christmas tree clippings add so much character to the gifts. I found these clippings from Home Depot. I basically just went and asked if I could have whatever was left and they gave me a whole handful for decorating. I've used them to decorate my room too! It just makes the whole house smell like Christmas.

3. SPARKLE TWINE

When I first thought of this idea I really wanted plain twine, but Michael's only had the sparkle version. I ended up liking this way more. My only advice is get more twine then you think you need. I went back and forth to Michael's twice to get the proper amount. So worth it though. *also if you go to Michael's website they always have coupons*

4. CALENDAR TAGS

These beautiful tags came from my favorite blogger, Cath in the City. You can find others online or even make them in photoshop. I loved hers because they were so cute!

5. ASSEMBLE

I first measured out how much twine I would need based on the size of the box. I made a cross shape on the back and tied the bow in the front. After, I measured a tree clipping that would work with the size of the box, stuck a number on it and there you go! Done!

 

Erik was thrilled with his "adventskalender" I would love to see how everyone else is wrapping presents this year. Comment below :) 

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