I was wrapping gifts last night and I had several in the same size box. Unfortunately, it was leaving me with scraps of wrapping paper that I was not sure were big enough to use. I didn't want to toss perfectly good paper, so I decided to get creative and use two different papers on the same package.
I thought it came out really cute, so cute I plan to wrap some more in the same manner, just because I like it!
It is always better not to waste things, so if you can use all your wrapping paper, that is less you will have to buy. Not to mention that people will see your frugality as imagination and craft talent!
Have fun when preparing for Christmas!
If you would like more ideas on creative gift wrap, this book has some really neat ideas!
I love sock animals! I think the thing I love about them the most is the fact that they are almost always handmade. You have to love something that is made by hand, especially if it is a gift. I keep a file of sock animal patterns, and since the holidays are coming up, I thought I would share them with you. They are such thoughtful gifts for new babies, little girls or boys and even for the elderly. People love to receive things that are hand made because it shows that you are willing to spend time making a gift especially for them. It is more personal. Trust me, I have given sock animals as gifts for years and they are always well received.
I was really looking forward to Christmas this year. I had made and purchased some nice gifts for my family and my husband and decided to try out a new trifle recipe on Christmas Eve. I worked hard getting everything ready for that special evening.
Breakfast casserole on Christmas morning has been a tradition in our household for a long time. We got it from my sister, who made it for her family long before I ever got married. It is really delicious, why wouldn't it be? Made from eggs, cheese, sausage......could anything made from these ingredients not be yummy? Of course not! The best thing about this casserole, is that it has to be made the day before! This virtually guarantees a Christmas morning that is cooking free, what could be better!
Making Christmas Cookies is a tradition in many households. Some people make it a family affair and some like to surprise their family with the cookies that they have made. Making the same cookies year after year can get a little dull, so I want to share with you three delicious cookie recipes that you should add to your Christmas cookie bake this year. Try something new and different this year!
Wrapping gifts for Christmas can be kind of tedious, if you have a lot to wrap. I decided to see if there were any more fun ways to wrap, something original and creative but not too hard. I found three that I thought were especially unique and pretty easy to do, and I wanted to share them.
If you have never made bread dough ornaments for your Christmas tree, then you should give it a try! It is a fun activity for the whole family. They are easy to make and fun to decorate. To make the dough all you need are three ingredients:
I was looking around on the website Hometalk looking at all the really cool crafts and home decor ideas. I do this a couple times a week, I would do it more but I can't afford the time. I could spend hours on that site, love their innovative posts!
But, I digress. During my travels on Hometalk, I saw one of the cutest, and simplest ideas that I have seen in years. I just lit up! I immediately emailed Lisa, of The Pennington Point website and asked her if I could feature her idea here on Homemade by Jade. I just had to share it with you all, it is adorable!
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