I’ll be spending the holidays away from home, so my normal minimal holiday decorating became NO holiday decorating. Fortunately, I can still “decorate” my Pinterest board.
I like this Christmas tree idea, even if it is Martha Stewart’s (meow):
I also love this smart Michael Johansson design:
But truth be told, this chalkboard tree is more representative of me:
This is my favorite kind of Christmas tree:
This is why I love Pinterest–I certainly wouldn’t have four trees in my house! Plus, “de-decorating” is a breeze.
I’ve also pinned some gift wrap ideas. First, some repurposing of food containers for gift containers:
This would be cute for giving someone a 6-pack of craft beer, and you wouldn’t need much in the way of supplies:
I laughed out loud when I saw this gift wrap pack on NotontheHighStreet.com. Out of necessity, I crafted a similar gift bag a few years ago when I ran out of gift bags for baked gifts. I used a pencil eraser and white craft paint to make the dots and topped it with a gold or silver foil star I had from a work project. I’d forgotten about it until I saw this product.
Don’t I wish I’d thought to package that idea and sell it for $11.95!
To wrap things up (hah-hah, Christmas pun!), here’s a great idea I found just today via Mel’s Kitchen Cafe:
Instead of giving a package of holiday cookies to someone who might be overwhelmed with sugary goodness, why not freeze the cookie dough and put it in a freezer-safe container labeled with instructions on how to prepare later? Genius! Especially, since I am super time-crunched just now, and this will save baking/cooling time!
Wishing you all a very safe and happy holiday!