Monday, December 5, 2011

Birthday wishes, Homemade wrapping paper, & one lucky winner...

Good morning everyone! I had one of the most special weekends ever! Thank you so much to those of you who helped make it so lovely with your comments and emails! I am ready to tell you about my fabulous weekend & how my husband hijacked my blog. As well as give you a little DIY and reveal the lucky duck who won some yarn ball goodness! So let's get to it, shall we?!

Yesterday my hubs busted into my blogger account and wrote an amazing post as a surprise. If you scroll down or click here you can read all about it. He confessed to everyone that this year he made me wrap my own birthday present....and he really did. However, I just didn't know it. I spent the week working on wrapping a gift for "someone else" ...boy oh boy did he get me good. What saved him from being lectured on "tricking me" was the fact that now I had a fun & money-saving gift wrap solution to share with all of you before the holidays. Here is what beautiful little package I got to not only wrap, but also tear into...

and here is how I made the gift wrap with things I had around the house already...
*1. I took a paper bag from the grocery store and cut it out open and laid it flat.
*2. I then ironed it on the LOWEST setting being very careful & making sure it did not burn or start a fire.
*3. Once I got it as flat as possible I took some leftover lace and laid it on top like a stencil.
*4. I then spray painted it in Chrome and removed the lace.
It made the most awesome paper ever!
I made a few yarn balls and strung them together, added a little glitter ribbon (I heart glitter) and then added a little deer ring I purchased from Target. It turned out really pretty & I was secretly excited to not see it go. He also bought me the most AMAZING chocolate cake EVER! It tasted even better because I didn't have to bake it haha.

Major props go out to the Hubs for even making me my very own glitter birthday sign. That man knows me and my love for all things shiny so well. We also went to the Petaluma boat parade to see Santa sail into town which was the perfect kick-off to the holiday season. It really was a fantastic weekend filled with lots of love. I got an ipad which made my heart go pitter patter with excitement, the only thing is that my addiction for Words with Friends is approaching crazy status. So thanks again to my sweet little awesome friends, and all of you for the sweet birthday wishes.

Now on to the garland winner....I am super excited to get this little Christmas beauty mailed out to JAYNE... Congrats! I really hope you love it as much as I do. Thanks to all of you who entered. Jayne please email me your address and I will get it sent out to you tomorrow. FOR THE REST OF YOU I am offering (for this week only), ALL small yarn ball garlands for $20. Just email me and we can set an order up. They can be Christmas themed or something for all year round. I look foward to hearing from you. 
Well I better stop being chatty Cathy this morning and get back to some projects. I will see you all here tomorrow!


  1. You. Are. Nutso. Nutso!!! This is the prettiest paper I have ever seen. Can you please come move in with me for like a week and have one ounce of your creativity rub off on me? Please.

  2. That package is absolutely amazing! You are sooooo creative.

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