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Christmas Gift Wrap Inspiration

Can we talk Christmas gift wrap for a minute?  

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while you all know that I am a bit of a snob when it comes to gift wrap and ribbon.  I don’t have anything against gift bags but when it comes to wrapping gifts, I whole-heartedly believe that the presentation of a gift adds to the entire gift giving experience.

When it came time to come up with a gift wrap plan for Christmas, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Paper Mart.  Paper Mart is a proud sponsor of the 2016 Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour and they had everything I needed to make my gift wrap dreams come true.

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Last year I created this mobile gift wrap cart to hold my holiday paper and ribbons.  I pulled it out again this year and stocked it with all my supplies.  You can read all about how I created the cart here.

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There are lots of things I love about Paper Mart  including their vast range of wrapping paper, ribbon, embellishments, boxes and tissue paper.  They have wrapping paper for every gift occasion and a great offering of  party supplies.

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The foundation of my gift wrap plan was this beautiful Pinecones & Poinsettia gift wrap.  There are lots of colors in this paper so I knew I could mix and match it with other wrapping paper and ribbons.

I’m a fan of two-sided ribbon and used the red and gold satin ribbon above to create a layered bow.  I tucked my favorite holly leaf embellishments under each corner of the bow.

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For this box, I layered the poinsettia paper over a small black and white plaid paper.

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I used this gold metallic ribbon around a few solid colored boxes that I had.  The gold has a shimmer to it and is pretty when tied in a multi loop bow.

The pretty package embellishment is a vintage brooch I pulled out of my jewelry stash.

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I paired the poinsettia paper with a black and white striped paper and love this look.  The embellishments on top are honeycomb tissue paper balls that I taped to the top of the belly band.  Belly band is a fancy name for a piece of paper that wraps around something. #ribbonlingo

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This natural holly leaf ribbon is so pretty and you can see the beautiful bows you can make with it.  I added some small gold ornaments in the center for a little sparkle.

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I shared my Christmas tree in part 1 of the Merry & Bright Home Tour and matched some of the colors on the tree with the colors in the poinsettia paper. And I used the black and white plaid ribbon on the tree and for my Christmas gift wrap.

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Did you notice the gift tags I used on several of the boxes?  I’ve included the free download link below so you can use them too!

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Merry & Bright Holiday Gift Tags

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Download Merry & Bright Printable Gift Tags

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I still have boxes to wrap so look for them in next weeks finale’ of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour~

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disclaimer:  I received free paper and ribbon from Paper Mart as part of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour.   Paper Mart is a company that I love and am happy to share their products with you.  All opinions and images are my own.
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Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour from ConfettiStyle

I’m back with part 2 of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour and today I’m sharing more of my holiday decor with you. If you’re coming over from Debbie’s blog Refresh ReStyle, welcome.  And if this is your first time here at ConfettiStyle, I hope you’ll come back often.

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Mini Cheese Board Styling by ConfettiStyle

Welcome to part 2 of the Reindeer & Recipes holiday blog hop. You’re in for another round of fabulous holiday recipes, entertaining ideas and holiday cheer from a great group of bloggers.

If you’re coming over form Positively Southern, welcome and thanks for stopping by.

Ok, let me set the scene…You’re hosting an intimate sit down dinner party and want to serve up something unique and fun.  Don’t fret because I’ve got an easy entertaining idea that you can create for each of your guests–Mini Cheese Boards!  

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I’ve seen some beautifully styled cheese boards on Pinterest so I decide to do a little styling of my own but in a mini version.

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♦  Mini Cheese Boards for Holiday Entertaining ♦

♦  Start with small wood cheese boards like these that I found at HomeGoods. They are the perfect size for an individual serving and are easy to hold in your hand so your guests can snack and mingle at the same time.

♦  Include a mix of sweet and savory cheeses and finger foods. I used gouda, honey goat cheese sharp cheddar & salami plus nuts, grapes and crackers.

♦ Arranged items randomly around the cheese board and put the nuts in a small dip bowl to contain the them.  The bowl also adds another visual detail to the cheese board.

♦  Garnish the cheese board with Rosemary sprigs to add texture, color and an amazing fragrance.

♦  If you want more color on the board I recommend you add a few strawberries or olives.

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Not only are mini cheese boards perfect for a holiday cocktail party but they also make a great impromptu dinner when you don’t feel like cooking. #justsaying

Mini Cheese Board Styling by ConfettiStyle

The next stop on the tour is M. Jones Style so hop on over to Marsha’s blog for more holiday fun.

And be sure to check out the other Reindeer Recipe participants for more holiday recipes, entertaining ideas and tablescape inspiration.

Positively Southern // M. Jones Style // Swirls of Flavor // Clutter Cafe

Life At Lydia’s House // Brittany’s Pantry // Totally Tailgates

Next Wednesday I’ll be back for the final Reindeer Recipes blog post and will be sharing a fun recipe themed gift idea.

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Verdure Stocking from Anthropologie

I love finding unique stocking stuffers for Christmas gifts and today I’m sharing a few of my favorite stocking stuffer picks for women.  If you’re wondering what all of these items have in common well I’ll tell you…

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1) Something indulgent

2) Something practical

3) Something that pampers

4)  $40 or less

5) Something I’d love to have myself

GIFT GUIDE: Stocking Stuffers for Her

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This Peppermint Foot Soak is the perfect way to unwind during after a long day of shopping or when you want to simply pamper yourself. Pair this with a cute pair of slipper socks to UpStyle the gift.

As a tea drinker, this Art Of Tea Tasting set would be pure indulgence on a cold morning or in the evening while winding down.

These Diamond Dust Earrings  hare the perfect gift for the fashionista in your life. And at $9.99 you might want to pick up a pair for yourself.

Anthropologie’s signature candle scent, Capri Blue smells so good you know the Capri Blue Hand Cream has to be wonderful.

Beanies are the ‘it’ fashion statement right now and I adore the orange and pink color combo in this Midtown Beanie.

Every woman will love the Artist Atelier Eau De Parfum roll on fragrance and there are 4 artistic color combos to choose from. 

This Lucky Token Keychain is a great gift and a good reminder to live life to the fullest. Perfect for a special girlfriend.

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I’ll be back later in the week to share stocking stuffers for the men in your life because we all know that shopping for men can be a real challenge.

If you have a favorite stocking stuffer, leave me a comment and share it with me.

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DIY Holly Leaf Swizzle Sticks by Confettistyle

I promised I’d give you the low down on how I made these cute Holly Leaf Swizzle Sticks so today I’m sharing the tutorial so you can whip out a few of these for yourself.

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First let’s talk supplies.

You’ll need wood cocktail stir sticks with a holiday sentiment on them.  I found my cocktail sticks at HomeGoods but found similar ones at TJMaxx and on Etsy.  If you’re shopping HomeGoods/TJMaxx look for the sticks in near the checkout line or back with the gift tags and holiday ribbon.  I spotted them in both spots in my local stores.

tip:  you could also use monogram stir sticks which you can find here.

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Merry Christmas Stir Sticks via Tulle and Twig on Etsy

Next you’ll need holly leaf embellishments to add to your swizzle sticks.  I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby but these exact ones don’t seem to be available online.  These 3-D holly leaf stickers are similar.  Or you could use these cute gift package stickers for another look.

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The last thing you’ll need is temporary  glue dots.  If you’re not familiar with glue dots, they are like adhesive tape but come in individual dots instead of one long strip like regular tape.

tip: the best part about using  dots is the fact that they aren’t permanent.  After your holiday party you can remove the holly leaf embellishment and use them again.

Glue Dots

Now the hard work begins.

Step 1:  Hold a swizzle stick in one hand and attach a glue dot to the front of the stick under the circular topper.

Step 2:  Attach a holly leaf embellishment on top of the glue dot to hold it in place. **the holly leaf embellishment I used had a small stem so after I attached it to the glue dot I wrapped the stem around the stick.

Voila!  You’ve got yourself really Christmas Swizzle Sticks in no time flat.

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tip:  Swizzle sticks also make a great hostess gifts add-on with a bottle of wine.

Making these swizzle sticks is hard work so I recommend you sit back and enjoy a holiday cocktail after you make a couple of set.  Enjoy!

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Happy Friday!  I’ve got big plans on my weekend to-do list including getting my Christmas shopping done and my holiday cards made.   I’m also planning to do some gift wrapping which you all know is one of my favorite things to do.

I know that many of you will be wrapping gift too so I created these fun and festive gift tags that you can download for free {link at end of post}.  Print the tags on glossy photo paper, card stock or even sticker paper so you can use them as envelope seals or on other paper goods.

Printable Holiday Gift Tags from ConfettiStyle

The circle tags are oversized (about 2 3/4″ in dia) so they would stand out on a gift.  

 

Printable Holiday Gift Tags From ConfettiStyle

The rectangular tags measure 4″ x 1 1/2″. I recommend using black ink or an extra fine white Sharpie Paint Pen to write on them.

Printable Holiday Gift Tags from ConfettiStyle

To make your tags extra fun, I recommend two-color twine to attach the tags to gifts.  The more color, the merrier!

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Next Wednesday, in part 2 of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour I’ll share my holiday gift wrap including how I’ve used these fun tags.

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Download Merry & Bright Printable Gift Tags

 

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Have a great weekend friends.

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Junk Gypsy Collection For Pottery Barn Teen

Thanks to the kind folks at Pottery Barn Teen, I now have a new set of beautiful sheets for our guest bedroom.

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Junk Gypsy Collection For Pottery Barn Teen

The Bohemian Geo Cuff Sheet Set is part of their new Junk Gypsy collection and is made of 100% percale which is so soft and cozy.  And the embroidered diamond pattern that accents the flat sheet and pillowcases has a classic yet bohemian vibe.

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The sheets are a soft off-white color that will mix easily with other bedding, adding to their versatility.

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Junk Gypsy Collection For Pottery Barn Teen

Upon opening the package I recognized how well made the sheet set was and it fit our queen bed like a glove.

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 I’ve stared to add holiday touches to the guest room and the new sheet set works great with the classic holiday decor I’m adding.

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Junk Gypsy Collection For Pottery Barn Teen

Junk Gypsy Collection For Pottery Barn Teen

Junk Gypsy Collection For Pottery Barn Teen

The Junk Gypsy collection for has lots of items that will work for adult spaces as easily as they do for a teens room.  I love the Wanderer Fur Throw and the Tufted Lounge Rug .  And the Country Blooms Duvet Cover + Sham are perfect for a soothing bedroom design.

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To check out the full Junk Gypsy collection head here. And pick up a copy of Amie and Jolie Sikes new book, Designing A Life at the Crossroads of Wonder & Wander. The book will make a great holiday gift for anyone that loves design and diy transformations. 

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I’ll be sharing another great piece form the Junk Gypsy collection next week so stay tuned.

This is a sponsored post with Pottery Barn Teen.  Pottery Barn & Pottery Barn Teen are one of my go-t sources for stylish and affordable decor and gift items.  I am happy to partner with them in sharing some of the products I love.   All text and opinions are my own. 
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ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

I’m back today with another awesome blog hop.  It’s the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour that I host with my blogging buddy Kellie from Design Asylum.  This is the second year for the  tour and we have an amazing line-up of 12 bloggers taking you on a tour of their holiday homes. If you’re coming over from Meg’s blog Green With Decor, welcome!  I ‘m happy you’re here.

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The Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour takes place over next three weeks with today being the first in the series. We’ll be sharing more holiday cheer on Dec. 7th and Dec. 14th so mark your calendars.

Enough with the details…let’s get this party started!

Today I’m showing you my Christmas tree as well as a couple of sneak peeks at some of the other holiday decor that you’ll see next week.

If you remember a few weeks back I shared the inspiration for my holiday decor.  It was this Poinsettia themed wrapping paper from Paper Mart.

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Every year I change my tree decor and this year I decided to go with a theme that is perfect for the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour. The red, pink and green in the paper set the tone for my tree decor with a few additional colors thrown in to spice things up.  I’m calling my tree the Merry & Bright tree.

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During the day the bright colors make me smile and in the evening, all lit up the tree is just as beautiful.

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

Since the background of my inspirational wrapping paper is black, I decided to use two different ribbons on the tree.  One is a black and white plaid and the other is a two-sided red and green satin.

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

To keep things simple, I used only solid colored ornaments in different colors, sizes and finishes. And I layered the ornaments from the inside out to give the tree a full look.

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ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

Bar Cart (thrifted) // ‘Tis The Season Sign from HomeGoods (similar here)

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Fun Plaid Ribbon // Ornaments collected over the years

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ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

Here’s a little glimpse of some of the gifts I’ve wrapped so far.  Next week I’ll share all of my wrapped packages with you as well as some fun gift wrapping ideas.

ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

This green bubble ribbon makes an appearance in several areas of my decor and is so beautiful as a bow. Did I mention that I love making bows!

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Bubble Embossed Satin Ribbon // Disco Ball Ornaments

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Ornament Art

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Next week you’ll also get to see my new blue and white bedroom decor which I’ve decked out for the holidays.

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ConfettiStyle Christmas Tree--2016

Oh Christmas Tree, oh Christmas Tree

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We’ll friends, that’s my Christmas tree.  I’ve got more decorating to finish up this week and can’t wait to show you more of my holiday home.

Now it’s time to head over to The Home I Create and check out Linda’s beautiful holiday decor.

And be sure to stop by all the participating bloggers to see how they’ve decked out their homes for the holidays…

Design Asylum //  Love Your Abode // Refresh ReStyle // Life and Style At 60 // Positively Southern
 M. Jones Style // Chic On A Shoestring Decorating // My Life Well Loved // Green With Decor 
ConfettiStyle (me) // The Home I Create // Wife In Progress 

I’m also excited that one of my favorite wrap, ribbon and paper goods companies has joined on as a sponsor for this years Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour.  Throughout the tour the participating bloggers will be showcasing Paper Mart ribbon and gift wrap products to inspire your holiday decor.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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I’d like to thank Paper Mart who graciously supplied some of the wrapping paper and ribbon featured in this post. As a designer and avid gift wrapper, Paper Mart is one of my go-to source for quality wrap ping paper and paper products. And I love sharing my favorite resources with you.  All images and opinions in this post are mine.