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Wrapped up for Christmas

I’m one of those sick people who gets Christmas stuff ready well in advance.  I have a crazy system, which has my Christmas shopping done at the beginning of October and my wrapping all done by Thanksgiving.  It’s madness, BUT! it allows me to enjoy the holiday season without the craziness of crowds and traffic and snow.  So that’s more than you needed to know about me.  I also like to have a lot of personal touches in my gift-wrapping.  I make pretty bows, top them with little pine cones and whatnots that I’ve picked up at craft stores’ after-Christmas clearance sales.  Carrying that personalization one step further, I’ve got some handmade gift taggies all ready to go for my husband and the kidlets.


I made these little pockets out of patterned paper, topped them with coordinating stickers and diecuts and chipboard sentiments and then tucked a little piece of ribbon in to each one to give it some elegance and some texture.  This is great for scrap ribbon too – so think about that when you are unwrapping Christmas gifts this year 😉


For my daughter I chose this bright, sparkly gold wired ribbon with extra gold lines running through it.



For my son I have used this great avocado green wired ribbon with silver stripes.




For my husband I have use this fun metallic silver ribbon.


I punched a hole in to the top of each pocket and threaded through some baker’s twine so now we’re all set to tie on to the package!


Blog post by: Michille Philippi

  1. Karen K

    Wow so organized and so creative. I would stop right at that pocket and enjoy that.

  2. Heather Maria

    Oh these are gorgeous! I wish I was as organised as you with Christmas shopping and wrapping!

  3. Kristie Maynard

    Wonderful projects! I really need to start thinking about doing some Christmas things. TFS!

  4. Helen LeBrett

    Love those tags!!! One question though, where did you get the template for the pockets? I’d love to make them. thanks, Helen
    hlebrett at live dot com

  5. Melinda Wilson

    These are awesome ideas! Thanks so much for sharing

  6. Annette A.

    awesome Christmas projects… it is almost that time of year….great time to start our projects..

  7. Charlene

    Very Nice! Now to get to that shopping….

  8. DeeDee Catron

    AMAZING — I’m a huge traditional gal when it comes to christmas and the green ones just ring my bell!!

  9. jennifer reynard

    Nicely done! Love everything you made!

  10. sharon gullikson

    WOW, I LOVE these!!


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