…these are a few of my favorite things…
I kept my wrapping simple this year – brown paper packages tied up with string…
and plenty of gift bags, which saved a lot of time!
I like to have lots of packages to give even if it is just something small or the traditional socks and boxers 🙂
And I would like to put the gifts under the tree, but little Mr. Mikey cannot be trusted these days – especially if I leave him alone in the house for any length of time (he already ate half of a Yankee peppermint-scented candle that was in a zippered gift pouch in a pile to be wrapped in my home office…. Seriously – a dog who likes peppermint!?!!? And can unzipper a cloth bag to get to it!)
So the gifts are all stacked in my office, and the office door remains CLOSED!
One year Mikey ate an entire pound of Chocolate Peanut Butter Meltaways that was in a box wrapped in cellophane and then gift wrapped and was in the middle of a pile of gifts under the tree. No other boxes were disrupted somehow, but the entire box of candy was G-O-N-E! And though chocolate is supposed to be “poison” to dogs, Mike had a bit of a tummy ache and slugged around for a few hours, but was no worse for wear. Oh Mikey!
Anyway – the package is half the fun. Right?
Well – I ran out of bags and had some special little gifts left to wrap that are odd shaped, so I found this cute little easy-to-make gift bag on Pootles Papercraft’s YouTube channel.
Sam does great tutorials on all kinds of little gift bags and boxes if you want to check her out. And her accent is so fun to listen to also! I used StampinUp’s Holiday Craft Paper (Under the Tree DSP), the Festival of Trees Stamp and Punch, and a bit of jute string to tie it closed.
Hope you are enjoying doing some of YOUR “favorite things!”
“The Sound of Music” was my Mother-in-Law’s favorite movie of all. Remembering her fondly, and thankful for the best gift she ever game me – her son – my Merv. ❤
Cheers & Hugs,