Wrap It Up! Easy Candy Cane Gift Bag Closure

So, are you in the midst of wrapping up your holiday prep or just getting started? Either way, here's a simple and inexpensive gift wrapping trick that I use every year. You don't even need to know how to tie a bow;)

Use lunch bag style gift bags (or even plain or white lunch bags) and candy canes to wrap small gifts or treats. Average or thin candy canes work the best. I don't think the thick ones would work very well. You will also need a hole-punch and scissors.

Make It: Snowy Christmas Wreath Shadowbox

Follow this easy how-to that I shared last month on Landeelu.com, to bring a snowy Christmas wreath inside for the holidays.

Free printable and faux snow make an adorable Christmas shadowbox.

Around our house, we often start decorating for Christmas over Thanksgiving (or at least that's when I think about it). More often than not, the first things to go up are the wreaths on the front of the house. I've always loved the look of the traditional green and red wreaths against the grey and white of our house. And, once snow starts to accumulate on them, it's almost picture-perfect:) I snapped some photos during a pretty snowfall a few years ago, and I used one of my favorites to put together this Shadowbox to add to my holiday decorations this year.

Make It: Easy Rudolph Garland

Crafting and decorating are fun and popular activities this time of year, but it's often hard to fit it all in! Here's a festive garland craft to add to your Christmas craft repertoire that takes less than 30 minutes and is so easy, the kids can put it together for you!

Supplies Needed for Paper Rudolph Garland Craft

  • Brown Card Stock Triangles
  • Pinch Clothespins
  • Google Eyes
  • Red Pom-poms
  • Jute Twine (length of garland)
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