I am embarrassed to admit that I have been living in Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA for about five months now and until last week have not stopped in to the Brookline Booksmith. I was getting my holiday pedicure (silver metallic glitter) with with my roommate Liz, when we walked by and thought to do some Christmas shopping. Not only is it an amazing bookstore, where you could spend hours and hours discovering new books, cute gifts and many many more curiosities, but it also had a kick ass holiday wrap display!! Note above; all the packages wrapped with different polka dots designed lovingly by The Gift Wrap Company!
I know you guys have been waiting, and it’s finally here The 12th craft of Christmas! This paper snowflake craft is super easy!
Cute and Crafty Clipboards.
This craft is super easy and can be used all year long. You could post your New Year’s Resolutions on it, or it could also make a great gift for a teacher…
You will need: clipboards, wrapping paper, tape scissors, glue (we prefer a hot glue gun), ribbon, embellishments (buttons, sequins, etc)
Step 1: lay out a piece of wrap about 2 inches larger than your clip board on all sides, the printed side facing down.
The 9th Craft of Christmas: Treat Bowl
Who doesn’t love to get some sort of home made treats during the holidays? You can make a paper bowl using your favorite patterns to give or display your home made goodies at the next holiday party. You can put your treats in four separate cello bags and have a variety of sweets in the same bowl, or you can fill it with all the same thing. I promise that it is a lot quicker to make than the kissing ball I made earlier. It takes probably about 10 minutes
This project is so quick and easy, anyone can do it! You can even make it a fun family project, and it’s a great way to to display your cards from last year that are just too cute to throw out.
You will need: scissors, a hole puncher, strands of ribbon about 5 inches long, and some holiday cards, (preferably from The Gift Wrap Company, I don’t know why but they just seem to work the best -must be the great quality and cute designs!)
To begin you will need a template, simply fold a piece of paper in half and cut out a half triangle shape, when you unfold it, it will be the exact same on both sides. use this template to cut the triangles from your cards. My template was around 3.75″ wide and 5 inches long, but you can use any size you want.