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That’s a Wrap! 10 Chic + Cozy Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

Wrapping gifts is one of my favorite things to do during the holidays! Each year I’m committed to the perfect wraps, ribbons and bows, because I really believe the care that goes into wrapping a gift is part of the gift itself! It’s amazing to me how a sweet and simple touch or two can make family so excited to open a package. Today I’ve rounded up 10 chic and cozy Christmas gift wrapping ideas, all of which have me totally inspired this year.

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Deck the Halls with Glittery Galaxy Inspired Homemade Ornaments

Because I’ve never met a clear glass ornament I didn’t want to bedazzle, I skipped to the craft store recently and bought loads of glitter. Making homemade ornaments is a passion of mine, and this year I was feeling a little inspired by the galaxy craze and decided to make glittery galaxy inspired DIY ornaments! They’re really simple to make and the swirls of glitter turned out so pretty. These are easy enough for even younger kiddos to help with, too, which makes them even more fun in my book!

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DIY Mini Birdhouse Christmas Village Ornaments

Full disclosure! The inspiration for this project was born entirely from my pal Kelly’s DIY colorful Christmas village that she created last year. Last week I found myself in the wood aisle in Michael’s sourcing pieces for another project and I decided to check out the wooden houses since I had Kelly’s project bookmarked and wanted to start a village of our own for our family this year. Lo and behold, I also spied these tiny little birdhouses and instantly knew I needed to transform them into ornaments. A tiny hanging Christmas village made from birdhouses?! I couldn’t resist that level of cute and so out came the glitter and the glue!

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DIY Natural Winter Wreath

When it comes to decorating our front porch for the holidays, I am particularly fond of elements that feel more wintery and seasonal, giving them life well past the official holiday season. I am loving this DIY natural winter wreath for exactly that reason! Paired with a big swag of pine around the front door and it feels both Christmasy and woodsy with no pressure to pull it off the door right after the new year. I also think a beautiful homemade wreath like this makes a truly lovely hostess gift or as a sweet gift for a neighbor. I used a grapevine wreath as the base so it can be used over and over again, year after year, and reimagined each time. Oh, and if think you need a ton of impressive skills to make this one, you would be wrong. It’s so much easier than you think. Keep reading to see how I made it!

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10 Gorgeous Homemade Ornaments You Can Make with Simple Glass Ornaments

There’s one week until Christmas and I am so excited! Yes, if you haven’t already caught on, I am basically an overgrown five year old child when it comes to all things Christmas. I am still tinkering on a few crafty Christmas things this week and thought you might be, too, so I have rounded up ten seriously gorgeous homemade ornaments! The best part is that all of these are made with inexpensive glass ornaments which this time of year you can scoop up for just a few bucks a piece at any craft store. Most of these are kid-friendly, too, so if you want to get the kids around the table to craft some pretty ornaments for the tree or to give as teacher’s gifts or to the grandparents, here are some truly beautiful ones to try that no one would ever guess were homemade. If you’re done crafting for the season, pin them for next year!

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DIY Spa Gift Baskets + Homemade Peppermint Foot Soak

Making homemade gifts is one of my favorite ways to bestow a little love on friends during the holiday season, and I’m sure many of you know by now that I’m no stranger to a good gift basket. Gift baskets are fun because you can personalize them with thoughtful little touches specifically for each recipient. Also, people love getting baskets full of goodies to open and enjoy! Today I’m teaming up with Walmart to share this super chic DIY spa gift basket with you, along with a sensational little recipe for a homemade peppermint foot soak that is unbelievably good. You can buy all the items shown here, including the foot soak ingredients, right at Walmart so you can knock out one or a few of these baskets in no time for all the ladies on your “nice” list needing a bit of pampering!

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DIY Swirled Melted Crayon Ornaments

Making homemade ornaments is one of my favorite holiday traditions and every year my ornament posts are some of your absolute favorites! These gold leaf ornaments from two years ago and these glitter confetti ornaments from last year are a couple of the top ranking posts I’ve ever shared in nearly 10 years of blogging. I love that! Obviously that ups the ante though, because each year I love to bring you easy, beautiful ideas that add a little joy to your holiday season and a little beauty to your tree. Inspired by the myriad of melted crayon crafts my favorite elementary school little people have been loving this year, but with a decidedly elegant touch, I bring you these stunning melted crayon ornaments! They may just be one of the easiest ornaments I’ve ever made, easy enough for the kids to help if you them, but they are absolutely gorgeous. Inexpensive, chic and homemade? Now that is my kind of holiday craft!

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Pretty Hand-Painted Printable Holiday Gift Tags

Designing pretty printable gift tags for readers is a bit of a tradition around here, in part because I love sharing my love of beautiful stationery and in part because I’m personally such a sucker for a well-wrapped gift. I absolutely love how a great gift tag can make even the simplest of packages feel so special and unique, which is a quality I like all of the gifts I give to have. Have you ever noticed how much more excited loved ones get to unwrap a gift that’s all decked out in the perfect ribbons and bows? People can tell when you take a little extra care wrapping their gift, making them feel even more loved, and for me that is what this season is all about. With that spirit in mind, I’ve teamed up with Staples to share the prettiest hand-painted printable gift tags with you! I collaborated with my amazingly talented bestie Erika Firm who took my ramblings about plaid and “traditional but modern” and turned them into a collection of nine seriously stunning gift tags all created by hand just for you.

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