This submit is part of the 10-minute projects series started out by Laura Putnam, of Finding Property Farms, in which six bloggers work on a different themed ten-minute venture every month. Click the backlinks at the end of the post to pay a visit to the other bloggers who are part of the series to see how they spent their 10 minutes. This month, we’re tackling ten-minute holiday decorating tips.
I’m not totally sure what I did to the universe to warrant this kind of torture, but I entirely missed the gene for wrapping Christmas presents with flourish and polish. My sister, on the other hand, is an absolute pro at the craft, so I have a tendency to get her to do most of the hefty wrapping paper lifting. But because she has given that moved out of town, I’ve had to locate a couple of loopholes. Read on to see how I managed to skip wrapping paper altogether this season, and how I was still in a position to finish up with properly practical (and decorative!) present boxes worthy of this Christmas season.
- Plain white or brown kraft paper gift boxes
- Crinkle reduce packing paper
- Everlasting markers
- Gold foil letter stickers
The key to this ten-minute decorative Christmas craft is the gift box. I constantly have a pile of flattened white or brown kraft paper present boxes tucked away in our guest room closet so that I can speedily wrap up presents for any occasion. For Christmas even though, I desired to go a minor beyond the simple, minimalist paper box.
Initial, I filled the two of my present boxes with crinkle lower packing paper and confetti (mine is from The Flair Exchange). Then, I topped the paper and confetti filler with brand new goodies for my gift recipients. To finish, I closed the lids of the boxes down over leading of the gift items. You might want to seal yours with a piece of tape or a decorative sticker, also.
Now for the further entertaining component. Operating in your own house on your personal boxes, grab a couple of permanent markers and some gold foil letter stickers. These will be your decorating mediums as you transform the boxes from plain to fairly-as-can-be.
When you have your supplies prepared to go, pop off the tops of your markers and get creative! I played close to with a number of ideas, but experimented with my ideal to hold things straightforward. My normal instinct is to go a small wild with pattern and shade, but these boxes are so teeny tiny, that they have a tendency to look better with pared back patterns and motifs. You can save the wild side of your imagination for oversized gift boxes!
For my boxes, I ended up deciding on a assortment of small ornaments (loosely inspired by Dr. Seuss and his Grinch drawings), and a cheeky “Open Right here” sentiment added to my white box with stickers. A vibrant pink arrow completed off the search, and each boxes are now sealed and ready to hand more than come Christmas morning.
The very best element, of course, is the reality that this DIY tutorial doesn’t call for a single piece of wrapping paper or even one perfect crease. In just 10 minutes, you, also, can tackle a DIY doodle gift box and they’ll be none-the-wiser that wrapping is outdoors your comfort zone. It’ll just be our little secret, okay? And as a reminder, don’t overlook to scroll on to snag the rest of the backlinks from our ten-minute suggestions challenge!