Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String.

I know wrapping gifts can be the worst part of gift giving for some but if I have enough time, it’s actually the part that I love the most! I was trying to find creative ways to hide the identity of a gift my roommate was giving his girlfriend. After a lot of inspiration from Pinterest, here’s what I did with items I already had around the house.

Christmas Gift(I placed the gift inside of a larger box and wrapped the sides in tissue paper to keep it in place)

Christmas Gift(I used the back side of a brown paper Target bag to wrap the outside of the box)

Christmas Gift(Use extra twine or ribbon to simply wrap the outside of the box)

Christmas Gift(I cut out this design out of an old christmas bag that I had. Then used some thick stock white paper to address the gift. Instead of taping the paper to the box, use a mini clothes pin for some shabby chic flare!)

Dressing up a gift can make it extra exciting to present it to someone. If you have the time, go the extra mile this Christmas!

DIY- Tealight Wreath

Lately, I have been really into creating my own decorations in my room. I have always loved candles so when I found some of these pretty tea light holders, I knew I wanted to try to use them for something. Below is what I came up with!

(Start with tea lights, tea light holders, an embroidery circle, twine, and plastic flowers)

(Because I love flowers and wreaths so much, I decided to wrap the flowers around the embroidery circle)

(I cut three pieces of twine in different lengths and pulled them through the tea light holders. I attached the ends to the embroidery circle and spaced them apart to my liking)

(I decided to hang it against my wall since I have high ceilings but you could also hang it from a hook in your roof too)

(I love the simple look that tea lights give)

Overall, I am pleased with the outcome but if I had a backyard or a garden, I would most likely keep the wreath there for summer nights!