Monday, January 9, 2012

As Promised, Just a little late

Yes, I am aware that I promised pictures of the house decorated for Christmas a few weeks ago. Well, here you go. Enjoy. Yes, I know that they would make more sense if you knew what our house looks like on a normal day. Beggars and choosers my friends. 

Also, I didn't use grocery sacks to wrap our presents (as it might appear). I went with the "brown paper packages tied up with string" montage and really loved it. I bought brown kraft paper from Amazon. It's the type of paper that some Italian restaurants use as table cloths to write on with crayons. I saw this idea on Pinterest and fell in love, and me being me I researched and found the best and most economical way to buy the kraft paper. I ended up buying a 3000 sq. ft roll of paper from Amazon for around $50. Considering that a roll of Christmas paper from Hobby Lobby is about $10 for 100-300 sq. ft, I was pretty satisfied with my purchase. Also, I can use it for all kinds of things. Downside-it weighs 30 lb. so unrolling to wrap was a little touch-and-go. You can see the roll I bought below. You can also see in the next picture that instead of using gift tags this year, I stamped the recipient's name directly on the paper. To indicate the "from" I used the seal maker my mom got me last year for Christmas. It is hard to see in the pictures but it makes a sticker with "MGB" on it.