Presents for You and Me

So, I’ve been on a decorating kick recently…have you noticed?  Last year, we moved into a much larger house but our decoration collection hasn’t quite grown as much as our available decorating space!  So, I have been slowly adding to my collection and putting more homemade items out than before.
One of my recent projects were a set of Styrofoam trees that I used everyday items to transform into decorations.

For the larger block, I picked up some peppermint candies from the dollar store and used those to cover the Styrofoam.  I purposefully selected the green blocks for this project because I knew some of it might show through.

Using one of the most important tools for the crafting trade, my glue gun, i attached my little starlight mints to all the sides of my cube.

Once they were all dry, I tied a ribbon around it to complete the look of a present.

I was on a date recently with Mathlete and we walked into the Paper Source store.  I immediately fell in love with this little elf wrapping paper.

I picked up a sheet and brought it home to use on one of my other blocks.  This one was pretty straightforward as I just wrapped it like a normal present.  Although, unlike a normal present, I couldn’t just use double sided tape because there was no way it would stick to the foam!

I took my last block and wrapped it in green tissue paper.

Then, I cut some ribbon into equal sized strips.

I hot glued the strips of ribbon all over the square to finish this present.

I put these presents over with some other items I made in my little display cutout…I call it that because I have no idea what else it would be used for.

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  1. Marilyn says:

    These are SUPER awesome.. I LOVE them (PIN Worthy!!!).. So festive and pretty… SO much CREATIVITY!! I’m inspired.. Wishing you an amazing rest of the week.. ~M

  2. andie jaye says:

    thanks so much for linking this up! the peppermint one is my favorite!! and i’ve been thinking about doing one of those cupcake paper trees.. maybe we’ll give it a try!

  3. Love this post! If you get a chance, I’d love to have you link up to my party at Thanks for sharing!

  4. so cute! i love that gnome paper-need it!

  5. Very cute! I love it!

    New follower.

  6. SO cute and creative!! Thanks so much for linking up to Coffee and Conversation Thursday!!

  7. Nice work, Shannah!

  8. Danielle says:

    So cute! It all looks wonderful! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing at my Feature Friday Linky Party!

    Danielle @ Blissful & Domestic

  9. Vanessa says:

    Super cute! I would love for you to link this up at Do Something Crafty Friday:

    The linky will be up all week :)

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