I started wrapping gifts last night and decided to change things up a bit and not rely solely on ribbon to finish off my gifts. Given my love of ribbon I know this must be shocking but what I came up with adds a bit of fun and whimsy to my gifts.To make pom-pom ties you’ll need: Cording (available from any fabric store and available in tons of colors) Sparkly Pom Pom’s (purchased at Hobby Lobby) Hot Glue Gun How to: Cut cord to fit around gift box ( plus several inches) Glue a pom-pom to each end of cording Tie your Holiday Pom Pom Tie around the gift! Happy Gifting! I’ll have more holiday gift wrapping ideas for you next week! linking to
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Posted in Christmas, ConfettiStyle, Crafting, DIY, GIFT GIVING, GIFT WRAP, Holidays, Paper Crafts, tagged Craffiti Direct, DIY Gift Bags, diy projects, Gift bags, gift wrapping supplies, Gifts, Hand Crafted, Holiday Gift Packaging, Rubber Stamps, Seasonal, Style on December 6, 2013 | 2 Comments »
It’s the holiday season and that means gift giving time. One of my go-to gift wrapping supplies during the busy holiday season is gift bags. I usually don’t but the pre-decorated bags but instead opt to decorate my own to create something unique and special for my family or friends.
Gift bags + Craffiti Direct Stamps = Stylish Holiday Gift Packaging
To create this gift bag I started with a simply brown Kraft bag. I love the look of Kraft paper with traditional Christmas colors.
I then used my circle cutter to cut 4″ dia circles from red tartan plaid paper and white card stock.
Next I used one of the Yes Chef stamps designed by Jennifer Garant and stamped the chef on wheels in the center of my white cardstock circle. I then added some color to the design using Prima Markers and hand scripted the Eat, Drink and Be Merry message along the bottom. A classic red and white diamond print ribbon finishes off the circle.
The last step was layering the plaid and stamped circles onto the front of the gift bag and adding a red pom-pom as my bow.
This fun gift bag is being filled with libations and treats and I know the person receiving this will definitely Eat, Drink & Be Merry!
If you’re doing any holiday crafting this season, check of the full line of Craffiti Direct Stamps. There are so many wonderful designs to choose from and right now they are running a 25% off sale on all stamps.
Happy Holiday Crafting!
I was sent the stamps by Craffiti Direct for use in creating these projects. All designs were by ConfettiStyle.
Posted in Blog Love, Design Details, Design Trends, DIY, Fabric, FURNITURE, INSPIRATION, Tables, Thrifting, tagged cable knit sweater, Cable Knits, diy projects, Hand Crafted, Hobby Lobby, nail heads, Seasonal, Table DIY on October 29, 2013 | 6 Comments »
It’s not everyday that I jump on a design trend but after writing about the trend of cable knits in this post, I decided I loved the look and wanted to do a little diy project so I could add this trendy style statement to my home for fall.
This cute flea market table (actually its a stool) was the starting point
and after covering it in a thrift store cable knit sweater and adding nail heads it looks like this.
The perfect little beverage table for fall.
The table had a wood top and metal legs and it folds up flat for storage (bonus)!
The table is the perfect size to sit next to a chair and the top is the perfect size for mug of hot chocolate and a favorite book.
I used antique bronze nail heads I picked up at Hobby Lobby ($4.99 less 40%) to detail the top edge and I painted the tips of the legs antique bronze to make the table a bit more sassy!
It took me and my husband working together to get the nail heads positioned and nailed in. But if you want to try this, my friend Tina shared a great tip for placing nail heads on a rounded surface. Cut a piece of plastic cross-stitch mesh to fit your surface area and use the open squares as a guide for placing your nail heads. Brilliant!
I couldn’t be more pleased with my table and I absolutely love the texture of the cable knit and the cozy touch it adds for fall.Cost Breakdown: Flea Market Stool $4.00 Cable Knit Sweater (Goodwill) $4.97 less 50% Nail heads (Hobby Lobby) $4.99 less 40% Ant. Bronze Rub-n-Buff (from my stash) Total cost less than $ 10.00 design tip: never pass up a small stool, bench or table if it’s a good price because they can be used in so many areas and in so many ways. I’m using the rest of the cable knit sweater on a few other projects and will show you those soon.
Happy Monday! I hope your weekend was a good one. Here in Atlanta we experienced the first fall chill which was perfect for a weekend for nesting and doing some crafting.
Since I do a lot of crafting, my crafting cabinet is filled with lots of tools of the trade like scissors, glue, paint, punches and glitter. I also have a paper-cutter which I use when I’m working on paper and card projects. A few weeks ago my trusty paper-cutter crashed and burned and I was left using scissors as my only method to cut paper.
My arsenal of scissors worked ok but I was in need of a paper-cutter for the many projects I’m working on. Well, you know how they saying goes…ask and you shall receive!
Just when I was about to go out and buy a paper-cutter, I was contacted by YescomUSA about trying one of their new home products. YescomUSA is an online superstore that sells a wide variety of products ranging from photo equipment and gardening tools to outdoor décor and toy & hobby equipment. I took YescomUSA up on their offer and they sent me their 15″ Guillotine Paper Cutter. Just what I needed!
Let me just tell you this is one amazing paper-cutter! Some of the features I like most about this paper-cutter are the steel base which makes the piece sturdy when cutting, the lockable cutting arm, the ruler and paper grid markings and the surface it will accommodate a 15″ paper size (which my old cutter would not).
The paper-cutter couldn’t have come at a better time because I’m in the process of creating new products for my Etsy shops, all of which involve lots of paper cutting.
I’m making cute banner gift tags
and have cut lots of paper to make holiday coasters.
The 15″ Guillotine Paper Cutter is the entry-level paper-cutter available from YescomUSA and sells for $39.99. If you do a major amount of cutting and or need an industrial strength paper-cutter, they offer those too, ranging in price from $175 to $320. You can see all the paper-cutter styles here.
Thanks YescomUSA for coming to the rescue with such a great product!
This post was sponsored by YescomUSA but all opinions are my own.