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christmas decor…that I never posted!

I never posted my Christmas decor even though the post has been sitting drafted since November…its just been a little crazy. Actually I decorated the second we got home from Thanksgiving (a 11 hour drive from Tennessee!). Last year we moved in right before Christmas so we set up the tree but didn’t really go all out. This year it was so fun to put everything up, and extra special because my mom and grandmother gave me some of their Christmas
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DIY: Christmas Ornament Tags

I love picking out a theme for christmas wrapping paper but always get hung up on the tags – I can never find one that matches exactly how I want them too. They are either too matchy matchy and too commercial looking or the design is in conflict with the paper. THE STRUGGLE IS REAL.

I was inspired by the Fab Housewife’s post on chalkboard DIY where she had made chalkboard ornament tags. I decided to skip the work of spraying them and instead bought black ornaments from Hobby Lobby and a gold paint pen.

DIY: Christmas Ornament Tags

I am really pleased how they came out – and even more pleased that it took ZERO time to make and literally no mess. I wrapped as usual and used a clear fine cord to attach the ornament to the bow. I knotted it several times to make sure it was secure.

DIY: Christmas Ornament TagsHere is the final product! You could also make these as place cards or seating arrangements for your christmas party!

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dress up your christmas cards

I love designing photo christmas cards – and by designing, I mean a quick drop & drag of our pictures into the templates. This year I thought our envelopes looked a little plain and used some striped washi tape over the sealed envelope.

I love using washi tape but never trust it to actually seal anything. I also use it in my planner to section off projects or vacations, on presents to add a little pop or on the fridge to easily peel off. With so many colors and patterns, your options are limitless!