I finally got our Christmas presents wrapped. Every year I seem to forget how long it actually takes. I've been working on them off and on for several days. But I am so happy with the outcome, so it is worth it!
This year I decided to match the wrap colors to the tree decorations and I went with a theme. My theme is "Brown Paper Packages Tied Up with Strings". I've never wrapped with brown paper (craft/packing paper) before. I think in the old days people actually used their brown paper grocery bags. Myself, I bought a couple of rolls of brown craft paper in the office supply aisle, by the packing/shipping materials at Walmart. I also purchased a bunch of inexpensive glitter ornaments there. The variety of ribbons and strings I found a few days ago at Michael's (on sale of course). The ribbon was 70% off, which I thought was a great deal, considering it was a week before Christmas! I even stocked up with additional ribbons in different styles for next year.
I love how the glitter ornaments sparkle when the light reflects off of them (which is constant, since the Christmas tree lights are always on). It looks like there are little diamonds all around the bottom of the tree.
Can you believe all of the ornaments were only .97 cents each (or less). And they are each good size running from about 5" to 8".
I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas. I hope your holiday is filled with many blessings!