From our little family to yours, Merry Christmas! We are cozy and settled at my family’s house for the holiday taking in some Christmas movies, large glasses of red wine and a few Christmas cookies here and there. I’m sure you are all doing the same so I’m going to keep today’s post short.
I did want to share with you our present wrapping and tree this year. David has been traveling a lot for work recently and during one trip, he called at about 11:30PM and asked what I was doing to which I replied, “Making about 100 pom poms…”. After about 30 seconds of silence he responded with, “Why?”. I really had no response. Since I had so many laying around, I decided to incorporate them into my wrapping. I thought about going on a little hunt to see what I could find to add to our packages but then decided to rummage through my storage bins to see what I could bring together.
Everything I used was really simple and staples to my supply bins. Wool yarn, jute twine, raw wood beads, bottle brush trees and laser cut snowflakes came together to form the perfect toppers to my brown paper packaging. I’ll tell you why I use brown paper every year. You can add whatever you want to the top to customize each package without worry of clashing with the paper patterns, and get this: it’s $3.99 a roll at our Target. And there’s about 4x the amount of paper to a normal roll. So you know- super cost effective. Win-win.
Our tree this year stayed simple as well. I added some wooden beads I scored and an antique store for $10 but kept the ornaments simple. The only ones I put up were my very favorites from the years along with my favorite bottle brush animals from Pottery Barn. And of course, I used my very favorite basket tree skirt from Terrain. Simple details was all that I needed this year.
So that’s all I have for you today. A quick little peek at our holiday cheer this year.
So you know, don’t mind our start that has completely failed at life in this photo. -_- It had one job…
I found these gorgeous velvet candy canes at a local shop for 50 cents a piece so I grabbed enough to scatter around the tree. A little extra cheer for a mere $6.
So from our family to yours-
A Very Merriest of Christmases!
Wishing you much cheer and happiness with family and friends.
Until next time!