Decorating doesn't have to be expensive.  When a little creativity, gift wrapping paper and art supplies,  you have everything you need to create quick inexpensive wall art. ...more

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Creative Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

A small holiday confession: I hate wrapping gifts. The process of picking colors that aren't 'too girly' or 'too babyish', the excessive cutting, and running out of invisible tape goes to waste as soon as my children come down to the Christmas tree and rip the wrapping paper to shreds. It's a lot of work to throw all that wrapping paper away! So this year, I decided to do something different for Christmas presents. ...more
Love the wreath and sprig of holly.  Simple and beautiful.more

Handmade DIY Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas

If you're like my mother, you're up at 3am the night before Christmas wrapping gifts. But just because you wrap at the last minute - hey, we women do a lot! - it doesn't mean your gifts can't look their best....more

Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas.

Ten Creative ways to wrap your Christmas gifts for the holidays....more

Making gifts for the holidays.

Here are a few handmade gift ideas for all of you DIY'ers out there. These would make great gifts not only for Christmas, but also year round....more

i am a big fan of DYI crafts. personalized gifts are always best for me.more

Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap Ideas

This holiday season is all about being eco-friendly. But it's not just the gifts that should be environmentally green! Packaging and gift wrap make for a lot of waste....more

Is Recycling the Answer to Holiday Waste?

Actually, no. While recycling is certainly important -- we do it in our home -- it's not enough, and here are a few reasons why: ...more

Zero Plastic Packaging Challenge

Have you seen Amy Gate's No Plastic Holiday Challenge?  It warms my heart when other bloggers get on the no-plastic bandwagon. A suggestion I would emphasize is to be aware of packaging and shipping materials!  It's great to choose handmade and eco-friendly gifts, but often even these come packaged in plastic.  And plastic packaging is just the kind of disposable material that is making its way to the North Pacific Gyre.  (Isn't it ironic that a material that lasts forever in the environment is so often made into single-use disposable products?) So what can we do about it? ...more

Love your inspiring ideas! You are very diligent about requesting no plastic wrap when ordering ...more