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4 Easy Gift Wrapping Ideas

Easy gift wrapping ideas

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Christmas is the season of giving. I love watching people’s faces as they open their gifts and you’ve given them something that they truly wanted and wished for. And when a gift is beautifully wrapped, it just makes it even better. It shows that the person truly took the time to make them feel special. I’m sharing 4 easy gift wrapping ideas below.

4 Easy Gift Wrapping Ideas

I like to use Kraft Paper. I think it’s so simple and there’s so many different ways you can style and decorate it. Scroll down to see my favorite ideas.

Here I tied some twine, dried orange slices, a bell and sprig of rosemary.

Bells are from Amazon – Linking them here

Click here to see how I made the dried orange slices. They’re perfect for garlands, ornaments and gift wrapping.

4 easy gift wrapping ideas

 

This is another one tied using puffy loop yarn and a candy cane.

Click here for the yarn

4 Easy Gift Wrapping Ideas

The next two ideas are from two of my favorite friends on Instagram. They add the perfect whimsical flair.

I love this idea from my friend Lynn @snapsbylynn. She drew some eyes and antlers and added a little pom pom for the nose.

4 easy gift wrapping ideas

 

My friend Lana at The Whitewood Cottage used a white marker to draw some cute gingerbread houses on her package. It came out super cute!

4 easy gift wrap ideas

I hope this gives you some inspiration! Now I need to get to wrapping!

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How to make dried orange slice ornaments

Dried orange slice ornaments

Dried orange slices make such pretty holiday decor for garlands and ornaments. Not only is it very simplistic, but you can use to decorate past the holidays through the winter months. Scroll down to learn how to dry orange slices and make these dried orange slice ornaments.

How to dry orange slices

It’s super easy to dry orange slices. I also do grapefruits too because I just love the color!

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 200 degrees F.
  2. Slice your oranges and grapefruits about 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment and place the citruses on the parchment paper.
  4. Bake in the oven for about 5-6 hours, flipping regularly so that each side is dried evenly.
  5. Let cool

How to make dried orange slice ornaments

You will need:

  • a needle with a large eye
  • twine
  • cranberries
  • orange slices
  • Scissors

Directions:

  1. Start by threading some or the twine through the eye of the needle.
  2. With the point end of your needle, pierce the cranberry and pull it through so that it is on the twine.
  3. Repeat with the orange slices and cranberries in whatever pattern you choose.
  4. Cut the twine and tie the ends together.

How to make dried orange slice ornaments

Use to decorate your tree.

How to make dried orange slice ornaments

I also use it to tie around homemade gifts like my homemade chocolate hazelnut liqueur.

Click here to get the recipe

how to make dried orange slice ornaments

 

In the past, I’ve also done dried orange slice garlands. Click here to see how.

how to make dried orange slices

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Favorite Holiday Decor 2020

holiday decor finds 2020

More and more people are decking their halls earlier this year. And whether you’ve started decorating for the holidays yet or not, I’m sharing my favorite holiday decor of 2020.

As always, click the links or thumbnail photos below to shop

Here are my favorite holiday decor finds for 2020

Wreaths and Greenery

 

I’m in love with this simple wreath adorned with gold bells

cedar and eucalyptus wreath with gold bells

 

This one is adorable for the backs of chairs

mini wreath

 

This 4 piece set is perfect for front entrance

4 piece greenery set

 

A classic centerpiece

centerpiece

Faux cedar and berry arrangement

faux greenery from Hearth and Hand

Tree Collars

 

Silver and Gold

my favorite holiday decor 2020

 

Metal one from Hearth & Hand

Metal tree collar

 

Wooden/coastal vibe

willow tree collar

 

Ornaments

 

Set of 2 snowflakes $5.99

snowflake ornaments

Set of 2 Trees $6.99

christmas tree ornaments

 

Set of 4 Bells $3.00

jingle bell ornaments

 

Custom family ornaments start at $18.40

custom family christmas ornaments

 

Birch slices $40 f0r set of 5

birch slice ornaments

 

Stockings/mantle decor

 

Star stocking holder

star stocking holder

 

House stocking holder

 

house stocking holder

 

Black and white plaid stockings

black and white plaid stocking

 

Red Stitched Stockings

red and white stitched stockings

 

A cute way to display all those photo cards

photo chain garland

 

This faux mantle garland looks so real!

afloral faux garland

Doormats

 

Lets get lit

Lets get lit welcome mat

 

Here comes Amazon

her comes amazon welcome mat

 

Merry Everything for $10!

merry everything welcome mat

 

Other cute holiday stuff

 

Countdown to Christmas

Countdown to Christmas

 

Holiday gnome

holiday gnome

 

Lantern

lanterns

 

Wooden beaded garland

wooden garland