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If I had the time I would find an excuse to wrap gifts everyday.  I just love a beautifully wrapped gift and always want my gift wrapping to be part of the gift giving experience.

With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, I had the perfect opportunity to get creative and wrap gifts for the favorite people in my life.  I decided to keep things simple and use embellishments to add the wow factor to my gifts.

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Yesterday I shared tips on decorating and organizing your office space and included the idea of using decorative clipboards to pretty up your walls and help you stay organized. And today I’m showing you just how simple it is to make a decorative clipboard with a super easy DIY project.

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Over the weekend I did a little review of the blog to see which post were your favorites in 2015.  While some of the top post surprised me, others didn’t.  As I looked at the top 10 post, I was happy to see that the things you love most are the things I love sharing most with you on the blog…design tips and decorating how-to’s, product inspiration, easy craft day’s and unique gift wrap ideas.

All of the blog topics you enjoyed most last year will continue here on the blog with even more impact.  I plan to share lots more design information in my Design Guide, Product + Inspiration and Design Chat series and have some fun and easy gift wrap and DIY projects for you as well.  I so appreciate the time you spend here on the blog and if there is anything new you’d like to see in  2016, just leave me a comment below.

I’m excited for what 2016 will bring but for now let’s take a look back at the Top 10 Blog Post of 2015!

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How To Style a Sectional Sofa

How to Style a Sectional Sofa  {my most popular PIN on pinterest}

Decorating Tops of Bookcases and Armoires

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Decorative Tops of Bookcases and Armoires

Barn lights

Barn Lights–A Uniques Indoor Decorating Option

Diy Mug Wraps

DIY Mug Wraps (2014)  {one of my most popular Pins too!}

Decorating with the things you love

Decorating With Things You Love

Hemnes Shoe Cabinet

Product + Inspiration:  Hemnes Shoe Cabinet

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My Christmas Theme 2015

{p.s.  There’s a sneak peek of my 2016 Christmas theme over on the ConfettiStyle Instagram page}

Gamleby Plate Shelf

Product + Inspiration:  Gamleby Plate Shelf

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Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour–Part 1

Gift Wrap Inspiration by ConfettiStyle1

Gift Wrap Inspiration:  A New Way To Add Ribbon

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Holiday Mug Wraps by ConfettiStyle.001

Last year one of my favorite holiday DIY projects was the mug wraps I created.  It was so simple to make these chic cup coozies with just some plush tartan plaid ribbon and velcro.

2014 Holiday Mug Wraps

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I wanted to update the look this year to fit my holiday decor so a new version of my Holiday Mug Wraps was in order.

2015 Holiday Mug Wraps

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My 2015 Mug Wraps were made with printed burlap ribbon (from Hobby Lobby)  and instead of velcro, I attached red eyelets to the edges and used red suede cording to lace up the ends of the wrap.

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Just like last year, these wraps are easy to remove when I don’t want to use them or want to change the look.

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I love this years version of my mug wraps just as much as last years and from the looks of things, mug wraps are going to be a yearly project for me.

Only 3 more days until Christmas, are you doing any last minute holiday crafting?

Shelly

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DIY Tile Ornaments

Hey, hey, hey!  Just when I thought I was finished decorating I came across a remnant supply in the garage as I was organizing some shelving in the garage.  I walked around with the remnant in my hand for a bit, not knowing what to do with just this single piece.  Toss it…store it….donate it….or craft with it.

If you know me, you know the answer was craft with it.  So that’s what I did!

I’m sure you’re wondering by now what the remnant supply piece was, well the wait it over.

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Merry & Bright Holiday Gift Wrap Crate

Hello friends!  I hope everyone is easing into the Christmas season with joy and merriment.

This year I’ve been able to complete several DIY projects to include in my holiday decor and I’ve got fun and simple one to share with you today.

 It’s no surprise that I love to wrap gifts.  I love paper, ribbon and all the fun embellishments that can make wrapped gifts special and unique.

During the course of the year I keep my gift wrap rolls and supplies stored in a basket in my office.  But when the holidays roll around I want to make our holiday wrapping supplies accessible for me and the hubs so I created a mobile gift wrap crate.

I picked up a wood crate at HomeGoods similar to this one.  The one I found was painted grey and black.

Wood Crate

Since I wanted the crate to be mobile I added brass casters to the base.  I had the casters in the garage and they were the perfect size for this project.

Brass Casters

Once the caster were attached I decorated the crate.

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The feature element of the crate is the darling Merry & Bright vinyl decal from Welcoming Walls.  Candi, the owner of the Welcoming Walls Etsy shop graciously partnered with the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour and sent me and the other bloggers a decal to use in a holiday project.  The Merry & Bright decal was the perfect piece.

Merry & Bright Gift Wrap Crate By ConfettiStyle

The decals are super easy to use and will work on a variety of surfaces.  I placed my white decal on the center board of the crate so the decal really pops against the black background.  I used a decorative paper ribbon  (from another favorite Etsy shop) on the top and bottom boards and secured them in place with white thumbtacks.  It will be easy to remove the paper and change the look whenever I want.

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To make the crate super functional I added two short tension rods to create sections for wrapping paper rolls, tissue paper and rolls of ribbon.  I added a plastic shower caddy to the side to hold gift tags, scissors and small ribbon rolls.

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Including the time it took to attach the casters, this project took less than 30 minutes to complete.

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Merry & Bright Gift Wrap Crate by ConfettiStyle

Vinyl decals are such an easy way to decorate and personalize the decor around your house. Welcoming Walls has over 150 amazing  decals including designs for the kitchen, inspirational quotes, children’s decal and custom door decals.  And not only do you have an amazing array of designs to choose from but you can select from 12+ colors so your decal will fit your decor to a T.

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I’m hoping to finish up my holiday shopping this weekend so my giftwrap crate will be getting lots of use.

Cheers to the weekend my friends~

Shelly

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Merry & Bright Tablescape-17

I hope you enjoyed part 2 of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home tour yesterday on the blog and my festive tablescape.  Today I want to share the details of the DIY placemats I made for my table.

You might remember that I used printable art pieces from My Love Note Designs in my bedroom refresh back in May.  Christina has a wonderful collection of custom art pieces available in her Etsy shop.  Several weeks ago she reached out to me again and asked if I wanted to use a print in my holiday decor. I jumped at the opportunity.  Not only are there loads of amazing designs at great prices, but since all the images are downloadable and printable after purchase, you have instant gratification.

In looking through the My Love Note Designs shop, I spotted several images that would have worked with my Christmas decor but the Merry & Bright print was a perfect fit! #merryandbrightholidayhome

Merry and Bright--My Love Note Designs

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Once I saw the image I started thinking about other ways I could use it besides in a frame.  The idea of turning it into a placemat came to mind.

So here’s what I did…

Originally I was going to cut my own wood but then I stumbled across 12″ x 12″ unfinished plywood sheets  at JoAnn’s ($4.99 each).  They were thin and the perfect size for a placemat.  Next I grabbed four sheets of green glitter scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby  ($1.99 and 50% off) and printed four of the Merry & Bright art images on glossy photo paper.

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To create the placemats I used a permanent double-sided table to attached the glitter paper to the wood and then used Mod Podge to adhere the artwork to the glitter paper and to coat the surface.  The Mod Podge creates a durable finish and seal over the art image.

DIY Merry & Bright Placemat by ConfettiStyle

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I haven’t done it yet but I’m going to paint the edges of the wood with gold rub-n-buff to finish the look.

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I must say without these placemats, my holiday table wouldn’t be as Merry & Bright!

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If you’re looking to add some holiday decor to your home this season, I highly recommend checking out the selection of holiday art in My Love Note Designs.  These are a few of my favorite pieces and some creative ideas on how they could be used:

Snowflake Red Plaiduse as a decorative topper on gifts wrapped in white, craft or black wrapping paper

Snowflake Red Plaid

 Eat Drink and Be Merry–frame and hang over your bar cart, cocktail station or food buffet

Eat Drink and Be Merry

Making Spirits Bright–the perfect piece to hang in the guest bedroom or bath to welcome guests for the holidays

Making Spirits Bright

Be Joyfula fun piece to include in a gift baskets as a hostess gift (I adore this image)

Be Joyful

Merry Christmas Y’all–I’d place this piece in the center of a wreath and hang it on the front door to welcome family and friends southern style

Merry Christmas Yall

Plaid Tree–this tree design would be cute framed and used as the topper on a Christmas Tree or the centerpiece of a DIY serving tray

Plaid Tree

Thanks for stopping by.

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Shelly

A big thanks to MyLoveNotedesigns for providing the prints used in this project. I love sharing my favorite Etsy shops with you and know you’ll find something for yourself in this shop. All opinions are 100% mine.

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DIY Christmas Card Detail

So remember when I told you weeks ago that I was going to make my Christmas cards?  Well, I didn’t tell you a fib.

When I lived in Seattle I always made my Christmas cards by hand.  One year I made cards out of 3-dimensional ornaments and another year I made my cards inside metal tins which served as the envelope.  Back then I started working on my cards months in advance of Christmas and spent lots of time making sure every detail was unique and special.

Fast forward to today.  Yes, I still love to make my cards by hand but I never seem to have time or energy on my side.  So when it came to my Christmas cards this year, I used my creativity to come up with a super easy and simple card design that took less than 10 minutes to create.

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