Friday, December 7, 2018

Gift Wrapping Idea with Scrapbook Paper

Pretty wrapping! When I saw this was one of the 12 days of Christmas ideas, I almost protested. I am NOT good with presentation. But here's to trying!  For my wrapping, I decided to make a envelope box from scrapbook paper. Using my 1-2-3 Punch board, create a custom sized box envelope perfect for giving a simple chocolate bar.

Gift Wrapping Idea with Scrapbook Paper

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Christmas Simmering Pot Potpourri

I love the smell of Christmas. Cookies baking. Oranges. Fresh cut pine. All of these scents remind me of the Christmas season.

Have you ever tried a stovetop potpourri? I was introduced to them when we first got married. A friend gave us a bag with half an orange, half a lemon and some spices, with instructions to put it all in a pot of water and let it simmer away. I've been hooked ever since and always have a simmering pot going during the Christmas season.

Last year, my neighbor gave us a different combination. Oranges, cranberries and spices all in a mason jar. It smells so good too!

Christmas Simmering Pot Potpourri

Monday, December 3, 2018

Wooden Christmas Tree Shadowbox Sign

Build a Christmas tree shadowbox sign with a farmhouse style feel. Using square dowels, a 1 X 2 and just a few other supplies, you can make your own shadowbox in no time. I chose to stain all the wood, except the backing, which I painted white. I love the monochromatic look, with the slight variations in color from the different pieces and grains of the wood.

DIY wood Christmas tree shadowbox sign