3 Easy Ways to Wrap a Holiday Gift

3 Easy Ways to Wrap a Holiday Gift

We are down to the wire and Christmas is almost here! I don’t know why, but I always wait until the last minute to gift wrap. Here are a couple of quick gift wrapping ideas that only use a handful of items, and that will make you look like a gift wrapping pro!

Note: Twine, brown butcher paper, and ribbon. I always keep these staples on hand. They are neutral and versatile for any season or holiday and can also be used in many other crafts.

The Christmas Tree

Take a roll of twine, starting at the center of one side, wrap it length wise around the package.  Wind the twine around the package about 8-10 keeping the side closest to you keep at the center working in an array across the package creating a Christmas tree shape. When you are done wrapping the twine tie it off with a complimentary ribbon. This will be your “tree-topper”!


The Bow Tie

You can easily adjust the “Christmas Tree” into a “Bow Tie”.  Slide the ribbon from the top of the tree to the middle of the package. Straighten out the twine and evenly distribute it across the sides of the package. Finish it off with an adornment:an evergreen sprig, a twig of holly, a trinket or ornament.


The Band

Take the “Bow Tie” and turn it into “The Band”. Remove the ribbon and is holding the center together and mix up the order of the twine strands. Tuck a note card or greeting into the twine and fasten it with a festive clothespin. Voila! Adorable and practical.


Hope this helps you get all of that holiday wrapping done.
Enjoy and have a very Merry Christmas!


#FridayFavorite: Plaid Throw from Thirteen & Market

#FridayFavorite: Plaid Throw from Thirteen & Market

I am mad for plaid this holiday season. So, it’s no wonder that I fell “head over heals” in love with this plaid throw from Thirteen & Market. The throws are lightweight, soft and come in a ton of wonderful color combinations – 8 in all! It’s a great throw to have around the house as décor or to cover up on a cold winter’s night. At just over $22, they make a great holiday gift.


Thirteen & Market offers up a wonderful selection of home décor – which I’m currently adding to my Christmas Wishlist. 😍 Here are a couple of the gorgeous items I’m hoping to get under my tree this year:

Holiday Cheer Gift Set

A perfect gift! Includes a throw, soy candle and wooden beads.


Photo: Thirteen & Market

Faux Fur Throw Pillow

Faux Fur pillows….need I say more! 😍 Ok, I am. These are beautiful and popular. It seems they are a hot buy so get them while you can!


Photo: Thirteen & Market

Rustic Wooden Tray

I’ve wanted one of these trays for a while. It would look great on a dining room table or a cute cocktail ottoman.


Photo: Thirteen & Market

Check out Thirteen & Market’s complete product selection, you won’t be disappointed. Their throw is this week’s #FridayFavorite. Start that Christmas list and enjoy!