Easy Christmas decorations – homemade wrapping paper

Today’s Christmas craftiness began with a potato and an old book, and ended with creative and cute gift wrapping!
I love collecting old books when op shopping, to use for a myriad of purposes. This is another thrifty way to cut down costs of Christmas and make it more personal.
I carved some rough star shapes into a potato, ripped some of those old book pages I so love to use, got out some paint, and here you have it. Stamp the potato in the paint, I used green, red and gold. Then go crazy on your recycled vintage paper. I wanted a rough and natural style, so the stars aren’t always distinguishable in my pattern, but you can definitely be more meticulous. Easy peasy, and another great one for kids to help with. My gift tag is an old Kikki K bag cut up, and some cute brown twine will top off the natural design. Have fun!





Party Planning Committee


I’m throwing a party. And I’m excited. I think the key ingredients for a successful party are good friends, delicious food and drinks, good music, and a fresh ambience created by jazzing up the house a bit with dinky decorations. The funnest part is doing it on a budget. Seeing what you can do for not much money is a creative challenge! I’ve op shopped for glassware, made bunting from an old book about stamps and some string, and will pick up some fresh flowers from the markets on the day! Stay tuned for the finale after Saturday’s knee’s up!

Vintage Vessels

Bunting made from old books and string!

Jazz things up with flowers!

Mmm Winter Cider all warm and delicious!