Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Easy Christmas Gift Idea

It about time to start running around neighbor gifts... So I decided to share what we are giving our neighbors this year. I always stick with simple gifts that range fro $1-$5 total, just because we don't have a very big budget to spend, but I always try to make the presentation nice.
As I was walking through Target last week, I spotted a gift set of these darling packaged hot chocolate mixes. They came in a pack of 5 boxes for $8-something. I thought it would be the perfect little gift to hand out for our neighbors. I could not get over how cute the little boxes were! 
 I took one box and a piece of grosgrain that would tie all the way around the box. I cut out my printable tags (that I will be sharing with you at the end of the post) and put a hole punch in the corner so I could put it onto the string. Tie it one around your box and then string your tag on.
 Then before tying the bow, I laid a 3-4 inch piece of wired sparkly ribbon on top of the first ribbon. (If you copy my technique, you will want your ribbon to have wire in it so you can work with it to get it to look kinda like a bow) 
Then I tied a bow with the first ribbon over top of the wired ribbon to secure it to the box. After the sparkle ribbon was tied in, I bent the ribbon to look like a bow. (this trick will make your presents look like they have lots of ribbon on top, but make your ribbon go farther since you are only using a couple inches of it at a time:)
That's it! Super easy, but cute presentation:)

20 comments:

  1. This is SO cute! I'd love to have you link up to my party at http://scrapbookingez.blogspot.com/2011/12/anything-goes-linky-party_08.html if you can. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Oh aren't those just adorable... Especially little miss granny on ski's .. :) I love the idea of individually wrapping and giving them away... I would love for you to share it here http://shoprubyjean.com/2011/12/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-party1/

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  3. i was looking for a cute printable for neighbor gifts last night. so thankful for these!!

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  4. This is so cute!!! Great job on the tags :)

    ~MiaB
    www.mamamiasheart2heart.com

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  5. ohhhh this is my kind of craft/gift...lol so easy!! thanks!!

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  6. I'm having a linky party right now on my blog! I would love it if you would link up your holiday stuff! So cute! Here is my link http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/2011/12/13/linky-party/ Thanks!

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  7. Such cute tags, thanks so much for sharing!

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  8. Super cute!! Perfect idea! Going to Target in a couple of hours...I'll be looking for these!

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  9. Those boxes are so cute, but the tags are even cuter. I am going to have to print these off. Thanks for sharing. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now. http://junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2011/12/link-it-up-wednesday-7.html

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  10. so nice of you to think of others with a warm sweet cup of cocoa ! perfect !

    - KAT -

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  11. Great thinking! Please come share this at:
    www.ladybugswithzoi.blogspot.com

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  12. Love the bow idea for stretching it farther. I'm SO going to target to pick me up some cocoa...and LOVE and already copied the gift tags!! You are SO right, I've learned presentation makes the gift look like so much more than it actually is!

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  13. Cute! I'll try to remember that trick with the thick ribbon.

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  14. Hello, Is this tag still available? I love it! :) Thanks, Jessie

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  15. So precious but I don't see the link to the tag?

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  16. Would love to use theses this year, but do not see the link to the printables. Is it still available?

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  18. I do not see the link, I really like these. Are they still available?

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