Last Friday afternoon my sister, mom and I took advantage of a gloomy afternoon to start wrapping the pile of gifts accumulating in my mom's spare bedroom. The wrapping is simple and we used only a small number of materials but I love, love, love concept. My mom has a beautiful collection of old black and white photos from both sets of grandparents that my sister and I drool over every so often. When is a better time to display them other than Christmas?
This Christmas, our gifts will be adorned with a few special photos from the collection to act as part of the gift as well. Because the photos show themselves off, the wrapping is simple. Butcher's paper, twine, a roll of ribbon and evergreens do the trick. My parents have a home nestled in the woods, surrounded by pine and maple trees...pretty easy for us to gather a basket of evergreens.
Usually this time of year NY is blanketed with snow, but for some reason we have not a drop this season. Total disappointment...and my fingers are crossed for snow before Christmas Eve.
I snipped a few sprigs from an arborvitae bush, made a paper ring, and hot glued the tine branches to make a mini wreath.
I hope our afternoon of wrapping inspires you to try something new this year. If you don't want to give away an original photo, scan a copy. Also, if tree snipping is not an option for you, head to your local florist or market where evergreens are usually inexpensive this time of year. Enjoy the rest of your Monday!
*On a side note, sister and I do not wrap our own gifts. Instead I help my mom wrap presents for my sister and vice versa. In case you were wondering. ;0)
*Revision...You can see a detailed tutorial how to make the mini wreath in this post by clicking HERE.