Here's a quick idea for your holiday gift wrapping. I always hang onto any high quality handled shopping bags I receive. When I have small kraft paper bags where the logo is small enough I create little cards or art to glue on the side to cover the store log and use them as gift bags.
A couple of days ago I was experimenting with a new Martha Stewart snowflake punch and the Essential Glitter Set I bought last year. I created these snowflakes thinking I would use them for something, then glued them onto circles I'd punched in a variety of colors for a project last week.
When I sat down to wrap a birthday present for our friend Baby Kate, these were sitting on the table and seemed like the perfect way to jazz up her gift. I glued a few all over the front of the bag in varying color combinations.
Then cut a couple of rectangles out of corresponding paper to make a card and glued my last snowflake round to the bottom, punched a hole, added reinforcement labels around the hole and a matching ribbon from my Martha Stewart ribbon organizer - one of the best gifts I've ever received. Then wrote a little note in silver pen.
I wrapped up our gift in cellophane, tied that with a matching ribbon with the cellophane ends long enough to add a festive flair at the top of the bag. And within minutes I had a pretty little gift to take along with us to a fun afternoon party with our dear friends.
There are so many little ways to make holiday gifts shine without a lot of expense or work. Simple tools in the gift wrap box and a nice variety of papers and ribbons give you lots of options to quickly put together something special for everyone on your list.
I am so enjoying this holiday season. Looking forward to sharing more holiday projects with you soon. Happy Tuesday. Hope you enjoy doing something special for the holidays for a few minutes today.