“Thanks a latte” gift card envelope {101 Days of Christmas}

I think Starbucks gift cards make the perfect gift for a coffee lover (assuming they're a Starbucks fan!), but these gift card envelopes are perfect no matter which one is your favorite coffee shop. Just print and cut along the outside line of each template. Use a hobby knife to cut along the short line on…

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We “whisk” you a Merry Christmas tags {101 Days of Christmas}

When I discovered that I could make tiny marshmallows for my hot cocoa, I knew I had to make each of my Essentials kids (in the homeschool class I tutor each week) a jar as part of my end-of-the-year-slash-Christmas gift to them. And when I came across these tiny whisks, I knew they'd be the perfect addition. So…

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Printable candy bar wrappers {101 Days of Christmas}

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: Here's a gift idea that's cute, easy, and fun! These printable Christmas candy bar wrappers are also inexpensive, so you could make a whole basket full to share with friends, family, teachers, neighbors, etc. or use them as Christmas party favors. As…

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Handwritten printable gift tags {101 Days of Christmas}

Growing up, we always bought the packs of colorful, illustrated "Santa" tags for $1-2, but I love that the internet makes it so easy to find pretty, trendy tags that match your style without the designer price of some of the high end brands in the store. This year, I'm excited to use these "handwritten"…

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Printable take-out boxes {101 Days of Christmas}

I think this may be one of my favorite printables to date, and I'm already dreaming up how I can use them for passing out Christmas goodies this year, especially since they're the perfect size for my nonpareils! Simply print out the template of your choice on regular paper (for a light gift, like a…

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Printable gift bows {101 Days of Christmas}

Although I love the convenience of buying a bag of bows at the dollar store for the top of our gifts, these printable bows are really so much fun. They're simple but elegant and add an extra touch to your wrapping. I'm not sure I'd bother adding them to my kids' gifts just to watch them…

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101 Days of Christmas: Wrapping Paper Bows
source: Mandi Ehman

101 Days of Christmas: Wrapping Paper Bows

Who needs store-bought bows with so many handmade bows to choose from? I first heard of making wrapping paper bows when Amanda from OhAmanda.com posted her gift wrap bows tutorial a few years ago, but it wasn't until this year that I got around to trying them for myself. I'm not sure why I waited…

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101 Days of Christmas: “Fancy” Cookie Tins
source: Mandi Ehman

101 Days of Christmas: “Fancy” Cookie Tins

I'm a fan of simple packaging ideas that make a big difference, so today I thought I'd share my two favorite ways for taking a plain ol' cookie tin and dressing it up a bit -- without spray paint, glue or anything else sticky. My dad's wife taught me the first trick a couple years…

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101 Days of Christmas: Printable Jar Lid Inserts

Gifts in a jar like this cranberry-orange quick bread mix are a lot of fun, and you can make them even more festive with these printable jar lid inserts, which slip right between the lid and band on a canning jar. {Or, if you're using repurposed jars and lids, try these covered jar lids instead!}…

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101 Days of Christmas: Printable Treat Bag Tags

I love to package various homemade treats in cellophane treat bags. They're much less expensive than cookie tins, looks festive, easy to prepare and transport large batches, etc. My packaging usually includes a pretty ribbon tied around the bag and curled -- often with a hanging gift tag added -- but this year I wanted…

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