D.i.y Felt Gift Bow

Happy christmas eve! Can not believe christmas is almost over. To be honest it didn't really feel too christmasy this year, I know school had a lot to do with that as well as running around all the time. So to save time I thought I would make gift wrapping easy with these felt gift bows. They are a perfect way to top any small package. But I must say my favorite is wrapping one around a wine, and the best part is you can use these all year round. I make enough to save me throughout the whole year. That way when a birthday or special event comes up and I have nothing to give, I grab me one of these, head to the market & done. Oh and they are totally reusable!


#1. Glue gun
#2. Glue sticks 
#3. Scissors
#4. Ruler 
#5. Felt
#6. 20 mins of your time

Step one: Choose the type of felt you'd like to use.

Step two: Use these measurements for length and width.  I was to lazy to cut each strip so I just guesstimated.

Step three: Glue each strip into criss cross ribbons (similar to breast cancer awareness ones).
& leave that little piece shown below alone. You'll use it later.

Step four: Pile longest ribbons on the bottom (3 of them) and so on. 
3 strips, 10 1/2" x 3/4"
3 strips, 9 1/2" x 3/4"
2 strips, 8 1/2" x 3/4"
1 strip, 3 1/2" x 3/4" 

Step five: Now its time to use that small strip and form a circle. This will go on the top of the pile of ribbons.

I made a burgundy one as well!

I also decided to add elastic to tie around a bottle of wine for a quick gift wrap!

Just hot glue the elastic to the bottom of the bow, then glue a piece of felt to secure it. 

Or turn it into a pin! Perfect for holiday parties or simply to be festive.

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A few lovely label & packing links

I can not believe christmas is less than two weeks away! The only thing I have set are what gift tags and toppings I want to use. Other than that I am a mess. Also I would like to mention that today is the last repetitive day we will ever see. So happy 12/12/12 to all! Does any body have any crazy plans for the day? I wish I did, I got finals up the ying yang.

(All links are posted below low)

#1. Not so naughty Christmas gift label.
#2. Christmas cookie labels for santa!
#3. Teeny tiny boxes.
#4. Easy peasy gift bags for any time of the year.
#5. Printables for a dark xmas.
#6. Big ol POM POM toppings.

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A few lovely Christmas links

One of my favorite things about the holidays are all the lovely ideas there are floating around on the inter-web. I love that everybody gets so crafty! Some even start ions before I realize its december & I salute you. Here are a few (more than usual) lovely links that im crushing on.

p.s. links are down below

#1. Brilliantly simple way to show off your holiday cards.
#2. Quick & easy printable advent calendar.
#3. Super lovely printable gift tags.
#4. Space saving, Advent in a jar!
#5. This totally economical advent calendar is the shit.
#6. Keep track with a December desktop calendar.


Christmas Car

Now a days its hard to find the time to put christmas lights on the house. At least for my family, if my dad doesn't do it no one will & poor papa is always tired. So, a couple of years ago I decided to take christmas around with me. I must say ever since I started this tradition its made my holidays all the more cheerful, even without the lights on our house. I feel that a car driving around with lights is much more special and silly. I love seeing the expressions of little faces looking up at my car, adults cracking a smile, and cars honking and waving. It makes everyone so much friendlier.

Here what you'll need:
#1. A car with a rack
#2. One or two 100 count color lights
I purchased mine at Rit-Aid.

Once you plug in your adaptor connect your lights and test them out. Then look for an opening or window where you can pass the lights through. My car has a hinged window, seriously the only time I actually appreciate them.

Once your all done, you can either zip tie them so they are nice and secure. Or simply just tie the end together with the rest of the lights. Now its just time to wait for the sun to go away & light up!

Did I mention that it makes following your car so much easier? 
Your friends can spot ya a mile away. Not sure if thats a good thing though.


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