Monday, December 17, 2012
Do you guys remember last year when I showed you my collection of ribbon and wrap
I scooped up at the After Christmas Sale here? (I also showed how easy it is to create
several different looks from a couple rolls of black and white paper.)
Here it is packaged for a *WOW* factor when the recipients open the BIG box from UPS!
I like to have a color scheme or theme to keep the look cohesive.
I went with what was on sale last year...
Candy Cane Stripes, Peppermint Candy, Polka Dots
Red, White and Green
and found fun items to pull it all together.
This cute 'Snowball Fight' bucket was from Gordmans, it included six soft fabric
snowballs, I added a little snow for fun.
Who wouldn't love S'mores and Hot Cocoa? Especially if it coordinates!! :)
(detail boy and I aren't s'mores fans, but mr. simple makes up for us)
I embellished this boxed S'Mores and Hot Cocoa set with some bright ribbon,
the silver bell ornament and tag.
A unique container I filled with chocolate Santas and
a gift for the mom, a candle boxed in a complimentary color.
I'm sure I have as much fun putting this together as they do opening it!
It doesn't take much more time or money to deliver beautifully wrapped gifts,
just a little planning the wrap and ribbon at the After Christmas Sales.
Don't fret over it being overwhelming, just grab what coordinates and it will work!
Another tip: Take a photo of what you've purchased and put it in your 2013
calendar under October or November and when it comes time to think about
the holidays next year you'll have a head start.
Do you shop the after Christmas sales?
Stay tuned for a post later this week for what's on my list this year and
thinking outside the box when shopping.