This Christmas I have been so inspired by all the craftiness and homemade gifts out there. The garlands I have seen online are so adorable, so I broke out my sewing machine and tried to make one. Here are some examples from Etsy:
Although I didn’t finish the garland, I used a little of it on a gift for my sister. The circles go all around the whole box. I absolutely LOVE this black brocade wrapping paper. I found it at target, and although black is an odd christmas wrapping color, … I thought I would give it a whirl this holiday along with the black and white snowflake paper, and then I have a turquoise brocade which is not shown in this picture. We have a white tree, … and we decided to try some black ornaments along with our chartruese and turquoise we have on it right now.
I had bought some felt (which must have been the hot crafting item as it was almost sold out of the 8 x 11 sheets in Hobby Lobby)… I just strung some together with needle and thread and then made a bigger flower to go on top.
When my girl friend came by last night she looked at the gifts I had done under the tree and asked me if I was inspired by Anthropologie’s christmas wrapping this year. I told her I hadn’t seen it yet, but later that night I went to find a picture of it online. I think I will definitely try this on my next gift.