Weekend Wrap Up–Vol. 1, 2018

Weekend Wrap Up with ConfettiStyle

  Did you notice the header at the top of this post? I typically post my Favorites Of The Week post on Saturdays but I’m changing things up a bit for 2018.  My Saturday posts will now be called Weekend Wrap Up. Every Saturday I’ll share a few fabulous finds I’ve come across along with style inspiration to kick of your weekend.

Cheers to the first weekend of 2018.  I hope your weekend is as spectacular as this room I spotted on Pinterest.

 ♦ Weekend Wrap Up ♦

~The H and M Home clearance sale is still going on with markdowns up to 80% off.  This geometric pillow cover is steal and this velvet pillow cover is a must!

~There’s a whole lot of eye candy in this designers portfolio.  Great for a weekend cozied up on the couch.  And I’m so happy to have discover this designer.

~16 interior design predictions for 2018. I’m glad to see that the color yellow will be making a comeback.

~One of my goals for the new year to read more inspiration and business books.  I’m starting with this book

~I’ve been on the hunt for a pair of fashion sneakers and just bought these.  They are so comfy and I love the velvet fabric. 

~I loved watching this video, When Meryl met Anna.  

~Have you been in HomeGoods or TJ Maxx since Christmas?  There are so many great items marked down as part of their after-Christmas sale.  I spotted this storage ottoman on the tjmaxx.com website for a steal. 

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A Look Back At 2017 (and some plans for the new year)


2017 Year In Review

Happy (belated) New Years!  I hope that everyone had a fabulous Christmas and ushered in the new year in style.  I had plans to blog over the Christmas holiday but just couldn’t find the motivation to sit down and write.  Instead I choose to enjoy Christmas with my family and to be honest, I really needed and treasured the break.

2017 was a busy year, both personally and professionally. The photos above show some of the highlights I experienced during the year.

The year started off with a bang (literally) when my brand new car was side-swiped by a tow truck.  Thankfully I had just gotten out the car so I walked away unharmed. It took almost 3 months for my car to be repaired and as expected we are still having some minor issues with the repairs.  I’m just blessed I wasn’t hurt and that the driver of the tow truck had good insurance.

Once 2017 got rolling, the fun started happening. The hubby and I road-tripped to Texas so I could go to the Round Top Antiques market.  My friend Marsha planned the trip which included a stay at a beautiful bed and breakfast in Salado, Texas.  Fingers crossed I’ll be able to attend Round Top again this year.

Blogging in 2017 was a little erratic.  I created some beautiful tablescapes throughout the year and started a new blog series called Product + Inspiration. My tablescape and Product + Inspiration posts were some of the top posts in 2017 so you’ll see more of that in 2018.

 

You all know I love to gift wrap and it was fun sharing wrapping ideas throughout the year.  I  won’t be sharing gift wrap ideas monthly but instead will be doing seasonal gift wrap posts with tips, inspiration and resource guides.

One of the highlights of my year was partnering with Steve and Jill McKenzie’s and conducting design workshops in their beautiful store.  I love doing workshops where I can inspire others with ideas for decorating, gift wrapping and living a stylish life.  I’m hoping to host more workshops around Atlanta in 2018.

 

In August I found out I was nominated for an Amara Interior Blog Award.  It was a great honor to be recognized.  I also enjoyed partnering with Amara on a couple of blog projects during the year.  They are one of my favorite companies and I hope to work with them again this year. 

One of the most exciting things that happened in 2017 was the purchase of our new house.  We closed in July, had some renovations done and moved in the last week of August.  I still have lots of decorating to do and will be sharing the progress throughout the year.  First up is completing my office space.

In September we sailed away on a Caribbean cruise.  We traveled with a three other couples that we actually met last year on a cruise.  It’s funny how people come into your lives and how friendships are born.  We’re all planning to cruise again this year.

And before I knew it, Christmas was here and it was time to decorate.  It was so fun to decorate with my favorite colors this year and I love how it all came together.

2017 was also my final year serving as Board President for a local non-profit agency called the Community Assistance Center (CAC).  I have been on the board for 7 years and the agency is near and dear to my heart.  If you don’t already, I encourage all of you to find a way to service others and give back in 2018–it’s so fulfilling.

It’s already looking like 2018 its going to be a busy year with projects in the works, trips planned and new adventures ahead.

I’m still working on outlining my goals but have chosen CLARITY as my word of the year.   My goal is to stay laser focused on achieving and accomplishing all that I want to in 2018.


I’ll be back next week to share my 2018 blog plans so stay tune.  For now I just want to say thank you for joining me each and every day here on the bog.  Your support means the world and I hope to continue to inspire you in the new year.


Christmas Gift Wrap | Creative Ideas & Tips

Hi friends.  The last few days have been a struggle.  I’ve been working on this gift wrap post up for days but my photos weren’t loading so I haven’t been able to publish this post.  I think I’ve got the bugs fixed now so here’s the long-awaited post, just in time for a weekend gift wrapping marathon. 

**disclaimer:  Reliant Ribbon sent me some amazing ribbons to use for my holiday gift wrap post, but all words, opinions and gift wrap inspiration is mine.

I’ve had a passion for wrapping gifts for years and love to go the extra mile when creating beautiful packages.  If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know I have somewhat of an obsession with pretty wrapping paper and ribbon. And a fun embellishment is usually part of my gift wrap formula too.

Today I’m going to share a few Christmas gifts that I wrapped along with some tips to help you give your holiday wrap a little extra pizzazz!

Creative Christmas Gift Wrap by ConfettiStyle

May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive,
which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.  ~ L.O. Baird

When I started planning my Christmas theme earlier this year, I knew I wanted to keep my holiday gift wrap simple.  This year it was going to be all about the ribbon, paper and fun accents.

FYI–I use my DIY Gift Wrap Crate to keep all of my holiday wrapping supplies organized and in one place. And after the holidays I’ll switch out the paper and ribbon for spring and summer gift giving.  ***Need a last minute Christmas gift?  The gift wrap crate is a simple project that would be great for someone who loves to wraps.


Ok, let’s get into the details of my wrap…

All of the wrapping paper that I used this year is from HomeGoods.  They have an awesome selection of holiday wrapping paper and you can’t beat the price.  When I’m shopping for gift wrap, especially at Christmas, I like to buy patterns and colors that can be used year-round.  Polka Dots, stripes, plaids and subtle patterns are what I shop for.   With non-seasonal wrapping paper, I use inexpensive embellishments to reflect the season or gift-giving occasion.

My ribbon this year is from one of my favorite ribbon sources, Reliant Ribbon.  Reliant Ribbon is a family owned wholesale ribbon company that sells a wide range of craft and floral ribbon.  They have over 15,000 different ribbon styles so there is literally something for every gift wrap and decorating need.

♦  CREATIVE HOLIDAY GIFT WRAP INSPIRATION ♦

One of my favorite gift wrapping tricks is to combine two or more ribbons to create a layered look. Here I layered a narrow red and white striped ribbon on top of a wide solid red ribbon.  The embellishments are mini red and green mercury glass ornaments I bought at Steve McKenzie’s.  These ornaments are great as a package topper but can also be used to decorate a small tree or wreath.  p.s.  all holiday product at Steve McKenzie’s is 50% off through 12/31 with code: MERRY50 so it’s a great time to stock up for next year!

Creative Christmas Gift Wrap by ConfettiStyle

free printable gift tags

Another fun way I like to jazz up my holiday gift wrap is by tying a double bow with pretty satin ribbon.  To do this you will want to cut the ribbon extra long.  Wrap the ribbon around your box, tie the first bow then know the ribbon on top of that bow to secure it.  Now you can tie a second bow and add an embellishment.

I love using unexpected materials to wrap gifts.  This year I had the idea of using faux fur as a ribbon substitute.  I headed to JoAnn Fabric and found this gorgeous white faux fur trim which was sold by the yard.  I cut a piece long enough to wrap around my box and secured it with a satin ribbon bow.  tip:  a brown or black faux fur is a great ribbon alternative for a men’s gift. 

Creative Christmas Gift Wrap by ConfettiStyle

Did you know that a lot of woven ribbons can be curled using the blade of your scissors.  #oldschooltrick Curls are a great way to make your gift wrap more festive.  And don’t be afraid to combine and curl multiple ribbons together which can create a really fun topper.

faux boxwood garland from Target Dollar Spot // Merry Christmas gift tags

When it comes to holiday gift tags, I use traditional Christmas tags as well as items I find in the craft aisle at Michaels.  The JOY tag below is part of a 60 piece Holiday Chipboard Quote Set used for scrapbooking.  The tiny tags are perfect for adding a little whimsy to your gift wrap.

 

holly leaf embellishment from Hobby Lobby
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Using ornaments as an embellishment is not a new idea but how you use them can be.  Instead of tying this wreath ornament to the ribbon, I tied a knot in the ribbon and bunched the ends in the center of the wreath. I love the way this looks on a round gift box.

Creative Christmas Gift Wrap by ConfettiStyle

free printable gift tags

One of the tips I share when I teach my gift wrap workshops is to to never throw away scrap pieces of wrapping paper or ribbon.  Scrap ribbon can be used to wrap a small box or combined with another ribbon for layering.  On the box below, I used a piece of scrap ribbon along with a left over Christmas card to decorate the box. 
Creative Christmas Gift Wrap by ConfettiStyle

Creative gift wrapping is equal parts the items you wrap with and how you use those items.  All it takes to create beautifully wrapped gifts is thinking outside the box (pun intended).

  I hope you found these wrapping tips and my Christmas gift wrap inspirational.  Be sure to stop by my Instagram feed tomorrow because I’ll be sharing a few last-minute wrapping ideas.


Creative Christmas Gift Wrap by ConfettiStyle

 

My Favorite Things | 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

 

 

I know I’m not the only one that loved watching Oprah’s Favorite Things segment on her talk show.  It was always thrilling to see which items made her list every year. And so fun to see the audience go crazy when they received one of everything.  To celebrate the season of gifting, I’ve created my own Favorite Things Gift Guide.  From fashion and function, to inspiration and little indulgences, my favorite things list is guaranteed to bring joy!

p.s.  today is Free Shipping Friday so it’s a great time to do a little shopping and get many of these items shipped for free.


1 // Ryobi Cordless Glue Gun–if you’ve ever used a hot glue gun you recognize the genius in this item.  No more cords to limit where  you can take your glue gun or what you can use it on.  This is a crafters dream!  $29.97 from Home Depot.

2 // These black and white Emalina Ball Drop Earrings from BaubleBar are too cute.  I can see these dressed down with jeans and a tee or worn with something a little more fancy.  $38.00!

3 //  I wear a lot of MAC cosmetics and this Eye Compact kit contains a nice assortment of colors and is a great value.  $29.50 from Nordstrom.

4 // I shared this book earlier this year and have to do it again because it really is one of my all time favorite books.  In The Company of Women is a must for women that wants amazing business and life inspiration at their fingertips. $35.00.

 

5 // Philosophy body care products are some of the best on the market. This Grace Gift Set makes such a nice gift and is a great price–$18.00.

6 // The Nest Holiday Candle is one of my favorite holiday candles and I’ve even been known to burn it at other times of the year too.  Votive–$16.00/ 8 oz jar $40.00.

7 // Blue and White Ceramic Ginger Jar Vase Set–If you know someone who loves blue and white this is the perfect gift for them. $24.99.

8 //  Malibu Beaded Necklace–I love how bold and dynamic this statement necklace is.  Its available in fuchsia or turquoise blue. $48.00.

9 //  I decorated my Christmas tree in my favorite colors of pink and red so it’s kinda hard for me to pass up my a fashion piece in these colors.  This Checked Infinity Scarf would definitely brighten up a cold winter day.  $48.00 from Anthropologie.

10 // Glass Jug Vase–I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked at these vases from Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Hearth & Hand collection at Target.  The color is so rich and pretty and I so tempted to buy one for myself.  3 sizes–$16.99-$29.99.

11 // There are tons of great gifts at Steve McKenzie’s but one of my favorite items is the Blenko Water Bottles. Handmade and mouth-blown, Blenko water bottles are made in West Virginia and have been produced for over 75 years. They are available in a mini ($45) or larger size ($55) and come in a range of colors.  This is the perfect gift for someone who loves to entertain. FYI–if you can’t make it to the Steve McKenzie store, you can order online and have it shipped.

12 //  I have several of these Monogram Mugs from Williams Sonoma and love them.  They are a great gift for men, women and kids and are currently on sale for $7.96.

13 //  Glamorous Wash in Katina–This laundry detergent is specifically made for fine washables and linens and smells amazing. I also use it when I’m washing out sleepwear. The DIVA scent is pretty fabulous too! $28.50 for a 32 oz bottle.

14 //  There’s nothing more luxurious than waking up on a cold morning and slipping into a cozy robe.  This Pottery Barn Faux Fur Robe with Chinchilla trim was made for cold mornings. $90.

15 // Monogram Address Labels make a great gift especially for that person that’s hard to buy for.  I love the selection of labels from Zazzle and recently ordered this classic blue and white design.  $3.30 for a sheet of 18 labels but you can save 25% with the code 25OFFSITEZAZ.

16 //  So I had to include a splurge gift on my favorite things lis and this Olive Leaf Band Ring from Tiffany is it.   This beautiful ring is designed by Paloma Picasso and crafted of sterling silver and is definitely meant for someone special.  $325.

MY FAVORITE THINGS 2017

Stop by the blog tomorrow where I’ll be sharing my holiday gift wrap and lots of gift wrap tips.

Ornaments On A Stick | An Easy Christmas Craft

Happy Thursday friends.  I’ve got a super easy Christmas craft to share with you today and I think you’re going to love it.  These are what I call Ornaments On A Stick!

Years ago when my home decor store was open, I carried a similar item and they were a top seller. Since I haven’t at market in the last 5 or 6 years, I decided I was going to make my own.

I’m almost embarrassed to share the easy DIY steps to make these but here goes.  You only need a few supplies:

 Shatter Proof Ornaments–Wal-Mart, At Home and Hobby Lobby are my go to sources for shatter-proof ornaments in different color, shapes and sizes.  I used an assortment of mini and large styles from At Home to make mine.  (note: this craft will also work with glass ornaments)

Wood Skewers–you can find these at Hobby Lobby and even at the grocery store.  I used long skewers for my ornaments but you can also use short cocktail size sticks as well.

Hot Glue Gun–a glue gun is a great tool for everyone to own even if you’re not a crafter.  I have this cordless glue gun on my Christmas wish list.

And now the hard part….

Using your skewer, punch a hole into the cap of the ornament and insert the skewer into the hole a couple of inches.  Add a few dots of hot glue around the hole and skewer to secure it in place and let it dry.  Ta da,  you’ve got a fun holiday decor piece to decorate with.

Ornaments On A Stick are great to add to a Christmas tree or mantel garland.  And if you use a short skewer, they will also work on a wreath.

Another fun idea is to add them to a flower bouquet or plant that you’re giving as a holiday hostess gift.

Or you can make a holiday door cone like I did and insert a few sticks to dress it up.

And if you really want to go all out, make a super sized version of Ornaments On A Stick to use in your outdoor planters.  Just use oversized ornaments and replace the skewers with wood dowels.

P.S.  This is a fun craft to do with kids.

♦ Ornaments On A Stick ♦

Happy holiday crafting!

Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour–All Around The House!

And all through the house…

Welcome to the finale of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour.   This year’s home tour started off with a bang and now it’s time to wrap up the series with lots of holiday cheer.

If you’re coming over from Green With Decor welcome!  Meg has such a cute home and I love all of the holiday decorating ideas she’s shared in the home tour.

I’m so happy to invite you into my holiday home and share more of my decor with you.  I think I mentioned in an earlier post that I like to add holiday touches throughout my house.   Today I’m sharing those little touches with you so grab a cup of cocoa, sit back and enjoy!

Big thanks to Amara and SmithHönig for sponsoring this holiday home tour. Products were provided from each – however all opinions are 100% my own.

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Let’s start with the coffee table.  The only holiday decor I added to the table was a small red mercury glass tree under a cloche.  It’s a simple decorating idea that has an elegant feel and I love the way it looks.

The red tree on the coffee table coordinates with the red mercury glass trees on the dining room sideboard.  The arrangement on the sideboard is another simple and easy decorating idea.

I added a holiday touch to the sofa with the addition of a solid red pillows and a Merry Christmas pillow that I bought at HomeGoods last year.

Christmas In the Kitchen

I didn’t do much decorating in the kitchen.  A mini tree in a blue and white cachpot sits on the kitchen island and a small wreath hangs over the stove.

Christmas DIY

I didn’t do much holiday crafting this year but I did make this cute cone door hanger.  I’ll share the DIY tutorial on the blog this weekend so stay tuned.  It’s super easy to make and is a unique hostess gift if you have a party coming up.

We’ve only hung one piece of artwork since we moved into the house so I hung this wreath on one of the stair walls.  This was a DIY too that literally took me about 20 minutes to make.

I purchased the wire wreath form from At Home and added some of the pretty pink ornaments I received from Amara.  I’ve loved using these Amara ornaments on my tree, mantel garland and now this wreath.  FYI–Amara is have a big sale of their Christmas decor so now is a great time to stock up for next year.

I hung a preserved boxwood wreath on the door at the top of the stairs and added a multi-layered bow.

ribbon from Costco

Christmas in the Master Bedroom

I deviated from my red and pink color theme in the master bedroom and used blue and green ornaments to decorate a small tree. A pair of wreaths hangs on the doors to the bathroom and I draped swags on the corners of the armoire.

Because the tree doesn’t have lights on it, I used different size and finishes of ornaments to give the tree visual interest. And instead of using the tree stand that came with the tree, I put the tree in a beautiful silver urn that a friend gave me.

Since our bed is the focal point in the room,  I hung a wreath on the headboard and draped garland around the edge. The garland really makes the room feel cheerful.

Do you recognize the sign in the middle of the wreath?  It’s actually a charger plate from the Target Dollar Spot.  I attached it to the wreath using a wire plate hanger.

wreath pillow from HomeGoods

A grouping of silver mercury glass trees sits on our dresser and relates back to the silver urn the tree is in.

And to round out our holiday decor is some of my gift wrap.  I still have lots of gifts to wrap  but here’s a look at a couple of the boxes dressed up so far.  I’ll be sharing more of my Christmas gift wrap along with some of my favorite gift wrapping tips on Friday.

Thanks for stopping by friends. I’ve loved sharing my holiday home with you this year.  Be sure to stop by Positively Southern, the next stop of the home tour.  And then check out all of the other participating bloggers to see their Merry & Bright Holiday Homes.


ConfettiStyle

Positively Southern

M. Jones Style

Rover At Home

Chic On A Shoestring Decorating

Love Your Abode

Green With Decor

Cheers to the season!

 

 

Disclaimer: This blog hop is sponsored by Amara and SmithHönig. Products were provided from each – however all opinions are 100% my own.

Holiday Gift Guide | For Decor Lovers

Happy Tuesday friends! It’s Holiday Gift Guide day here on the blog and today’s guide is extra special.  Not only have I rounded up decor gifts that will be perfect for the decorator on your Christmas list, but I’m sharing a few decorating tips for each item! There are 11 items in today’s gift guide and every single one is something I’d love to own (or do). And I’ve included price-points ranging from $12.99 all the way up to $159 but most of the items are under $50. Happy shopping!

 

 

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Holiday Gift Guide--For Decor Lovers by ConfettiStyle

DECOR GIFTS UNDER $50

1 // Here’s proof that stylish home decor items don’t have to be expensive.  These Pierced Lanterns are just $12.99 for the set of 2. Plus they are perfect for decorating during the holidays or anytime of the year. design tip: transform a decorative lantern into a flower vase by simply dropping a clear glass vase inside the lantern to hold flowers.

2 // Animal Print Velvet Pillow — I’ve seen this pillow at my local TJMaxx and its gorgeous.  It’s lush and the 22″ X 22″ size ($39.99) is perfect as an accent pillow on a sofa or bed. It’s also available in a 14″ x 26″ size ($29.99).  design tip:  animal prints are a classic design element that will never go out of style.  

3 // After seeing this Etched Glass Globe in Dear Lillie’s home office, I had to have it.  It’s a unique decorative piece that will make a great gift for guys or gals.  And it’s on sale for $34.99.  design tip:  don’t relegate globes to the home office, they make a nice decorative statement as part of a tabletop vignette.

4 // I used these Acrylic Candle Holders on a client’s fireplace mantel and they are stunning.  The brass base and acrylic stem create the perfect mix of traditional and modern styling.  Two sizes–small $34.00 and large $41.00.  design tip: using candle holders in different sizes will add depth and dimension to a candle arrangement.  But if your pair of candle holders are the same height, use pillars or taper candles in different heights to create the same dimensional effect.

Holiday Gift Guide--For Decor Lovers by ConfettiStyle

CLASSIC DECOR GIFTS

5 //  Have you noticed how hard it is to find stylish bud vases?  Well, I’ve found the one!  This gorgeous Clear Mini Glass Vase is fluted and looks much more expensive than its $5.99 price.  design tip:  A grouping of single bud vases down the middle of dining table can have just a much impact as a large floral arrangement.  And bud vases are great at each individual place setting.

6 // I absolutely love this Rattan Ice Bucket. It’s casually chic and would look great on a bar cart or in a butler’s pantry.  $59.50  design tip:  ice buckets also make great flower vases!  Here’s a great example.

7 // There’s not much from Serena & Lily that I don’t love.  I’d use this Bedford Tray  as part of a coffee table arrangement.  $148.00  design tip:  if your tray has an open weave bottom, have a piece of clear acrylic cut to fit so the tray becomes functional for serving.

Holiday Gift Guide-- For Decor Lovers by ConfettiStyle

UNIQUE & CHIC DECOR GIFTS

8 //  I own this Faux Fur Soft Throw Blanket and can’t begin to tell you how soft it is.  It’s available in three colors but this grey is my favorite.  $59.99 d design tip:  when not in use, drape throw blankets over the backs of chairs or across a footstool as a decorative statement.

9 //  I just adore this blue and white Tassel Cachpot from Wayfair and hope Santa brings it my way for Christmas.  $159.99  design tip:  planters are not just for plants.  Oversized planters make great containers for magazine, blankets or towel storage in a bathroom.

10 // Magnifying glasses like the Zamora Magnifier Glass are a fun accessory to add to a coffee table or bookshelf vignette. And they are a good men’s gift too! $49.95  design tip:  group three or more  similar items together to create an instant collection.  Check out this grouping of magnifying glasses.

11 // How cute is this White Elephant Match Holder?   Pair this with your favorite candle and you’ve got an awesome gift anyone would love. $38.00 design tip:  whenever you’re shopping for decorative accessories, think about additional ways an item can be used.  This match holder could be used as a flower vase, ring holder or vanity accessory in the bathroom.

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That’s it for today!  I’ll be back tomorrow for the finale of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour so be sure to stop by.  I’ll be sharing the rest of my holiday decor with you.  Here’s a little sneak peek…

2017 ConfettiStyle Christmas Home Tour

Easy Ways To Personalize Christmas Card Envelopes

Can you wrap your head around the fact that Christmas is just over 2 weeks away? I sure can’t. Preparing for Christmas this year has been a whirlwind.

Since I know most of you are in the process of getting your cards ready to mail, I thought I’d share some fun and easy Christmas card envelope decorating ideas with you. Enjoy and be inspired!

Check out these creative ideas for personalizing Christmas envelopes and let me know which is your favorite!

CREATIVE IDEAS TO PERSONALIZE YOUR CHRISTMAS CARD ENVELOPES

PRETTY POSTAGE:  There are some cool postage stamps available from the post office and just a few fancy ones will give your envelope a special touch. Buy holiday stamps in small denominations that equal the postage amount and pile them on the front of you envelope to make it festive.

Christmas Card Envelopes

WAX SEALS: I love the look of a stylish sticker to seal the flap of an envelope and a wax seal takes that look up a notch. A personalized wax seal also makes a great gift for a girlfriend or newlyweds.

PERSONALIZED STAMPS:  Personalized stamps are an easy way to customize envelopes for home or business use. Paper Source has a great selection of personalized stamps in both everyday and seasonal designs. And when it comes to gift giving, a personalized stamp make a great gift too!

FABRIC ENVELOPES:  If you want to put your crafting skills to work, try making a fabric envelope for your cards. Buy a fat quarter fabric bundle from JoAnn Fabric and use a paper envelope as a template to cut our the envelope shape. If you’re planning to mail ( versus hand deliver) your envelopes make sure to stitch the flap closed and ask the post office to hand cancel the postage instead of running it through their machines.

LINED ENVELOPES:  You can add high style to plain envelopes by lining them with decorative paper, gift wrap or a paper doily that coordinates with the colors or style of your Christmas card.

Easy DIY Christmas Card Envelopes

STAMPED ENVELOPES: A super simple way to create stylish envelopes is by stamping a polka dot design on the inside flap. No stamp required, just use a pencil eraser and colorful ink to create your pattern.

WASHI TAPE ENVELOPES:  One of my favorite crafting supplies is decorative washi tape. You can use it to UpStyle an envelope by lining the outer edge or I love the idea of using a strip of tape under the postage stamp.

As you can see from all of these ideas, it’s really easy to dress up your Christmas card envelopes. I’ll be working on my Christmas cards this weekend and will definitely be putting some of these ideas to use.

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