Style Comes in all Sizes: Creative Mini Christmas Trees

one tree, three looks

Style Comes in all Sizes: Creative Mini Christmas Trees

I love coming up with unique Christmas decor ideas almost as much as I love creative holiday wrap. In my opinion, there is no such thing as too many Christmas trees. We will have one massive real one in the living room, a smaller one in the basement family room and several of these small fake (or faux, if you want to be fancy) FEJKA ones from IKEA. They are the perfect size to perch on a table or shelf and so much fun to decorate.

Amazing Christmas Tree Alternatives

You can keep it simple and add battery-operated lights like these ones in our living room:

Or add some bows made with baker's twine and set it on a rustic tray like this for a country look:

Or add some simple felt circles to act as ornaments for a pop of colour: 

The possibilities are endless. And because of the size, you can switch it up every year without breaking the bank.They are a great option for children's bedrooms as well.

How would you decorate a mini tree?


Duck Tape Gift Wrap

holiday gift wrapping ideas: part two

Duck Tape Gift Wrap

Yup you read that title right. Did you know that duck tape comes in a ton of patterns and colours? You can literally get it in everything from polka dots to your favourite boy band. They have a bunch of fun winter and holiday themed patterns as well, so I thought it would be fun to wrap Christmas presents with duck tape rather than paper.

This Rudolph Gift Bag Is Too Cute To Unwrap

You can purchase boxes and the duck tape from Michaels. I like to repurpose, so I also used smaller boxes I had around the house. The duck tape covers any images or writing the box may have on it. 

Check these out:

Pretty fun, right? Honestly, it could not be any easier. Simply wrap the box in the tape starting on the sides, taking care to match the pattern as you go. I like to cut a large piece of tape, line it up on the front of the box and smooth it around the other sides. Trim any access and have the ends overlap on the back.

Embellish with ribbon or yarn {which I am kind of obsessed with this year} and you are done. 

Duck tape also comes in sheets that are great for wrapping plain gift bags. They are peel and stick and easy to re-apply as needed. You can use the rolls of tape for bags as well.

This post is a part of the Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas series. For Part One, click here


Reindeer Games: Make These Cute Christmas Gift Boxes

think inside the box when it comes to wrapping your gifts

Reindeer Games: Make These Cute Christmas Gift Boxes

Christmas is my favourite holiday. Possibly my favourite thing is to wrap presents. This year I have several holiday gift wrapping ideas to share, starting with this cute little Rudolph gift box.

Give Gifts In Containers Like This and It's Like Giving Two Gifts In One



Here's what you need:

-a small 4x4 inch box
-brown and white felt
-two brown pipe cleaners
-red glitter scrapbook paper
-light brown patterned scrapbook paper
-black marker
-double sided tape
-glue or glue gun

How To:

1. Assemble the box.
2. Cut the brown and white felt pieces. Glue to the white felt onto the brown to form the ears. Attach them to the tab of the box's top using glue. Make sure to make the brown felt pieces longer so when they are glued onto the box, the white is above the edge of the box front when it's closed.


2. Bend one large pipe cleaner. Trim another one into two smaller pieces and use those to create antlers on either end of the long one.
3. Open the lid of the box and slide the pipe cleaner in place. Close lid. You can glue it in place if you like, but you don't have to.
4. Create the face using the brown and red scrapbook paper and black marker for the eyes.
5. Add a ribbon to the bottom using double sided tape. 

This Is How You Can Make Your Kids Look Like Rudolph

This little red-nosed cutie would be so much fun for a children's holiday party craft. You can find everything you need at Michaels. I am pretty much a staff member at my local store at this point.