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Wrapping Paper Masterpiece– Little Man Style

A couple of weeks ago, Little Man went to a birthday party for his friend Olive. I had wanted to make something handmade for her, but with everything that was going on in our lives around that time, it just wasn’t going to happen.

So I decided to add a personal touch with the wrapping paper. Plus it was a way to get Little Man more involved in the gift.

I extolled the benefits of using craft paper at Christmastime, and I’m still crazy about it. Here’s another great way to use and personalize craft paper for gifts.

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Gift Idea: Fabric Embellished Cards

Ok, so this is actually a gift I’m giving someone this year. But I know for a fact that she doesn’t read this blog. So, if you happen to know her, don’t be all telling her what she’s getting, ok?

I got this idea from the November issue of Better Homes & Gardens where they featured monogrammed cards using fabric. The cards were cute enough, but I thought why stop there? So I used the same technique to make a variety of embellishments for these small cards.

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Floral Gift Topper, Take Two

A while back, I showed you this floral gift topper I made for my brother-in-law and his wife for their wedding gift.

After making that, I had an idea for another one, so when I went to my friend Emily’s wedding this past weekend I made this.

Last time I posted about these paper flowers, I linked to a post on The Pioneer Woman’s site where I got the instructions.  This time, I thought I’d give you my own since it’s a bit more detailed.

These flowers are seriously easy to make. I mean it. You would not believe how easy these are to make unless you try it yourself.

Do it.

You know you want to.

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Floral Gift Topper

Here’s an idea I had for decorating a gift. I recently read about a way to make paper flowers here, and thought they could make an interesting alternative to a bow on the top of a gift.  So when it was time to wrap a gift for my brother-in-law’s wedding, I did just that.

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