I love wrapping presents. Anyone can make an ordinary present look spectacular using clearance Christmas trims, stickers and ribbons. In the next picture, I bought a stack of 100 vintage circular doilies at an estate sale in the 80's for $.50. I still use these doilies to accent presents.
I only buy silver or light blue wrapping paper in the clearance bin. The most beautiful foil papers turn a box into something regal.
I also use ornaments as a fob tied in the Christmas ribbon.
I never tire of this wintry look.
Once placed under the tree, the cast of the sparkles thrown off by the Christmas tree lights is mesmerizing.
It is more of a challenge to use a theme even in wrapping your packages, but it is exciting to keep with the theme.
Try your hand at using a color theme this Christmas.
When cleaning up the trimmings from the Christmas gift, I always recycle them for the next year. I have such a stock of silver wrapping paper that the easy adornments can be added in combination the following year.
When one of my older sisters Sharon sewed a tree skirt for me years ago, I loved it and used it every year. It was made with the beautiful reds and greens of the holiday spirit. I wanted to try my own hand at making a skirt last year.
No pattern necessary. I bought two cream fabrics: one a plush soft and the other a damask. Put the right sides together and sew the seams. Flip inside out and attach the lace.
Now, I have two different looks using my two tree skirts.