How to Turn a Magazine into a Gift Bow

All About Orange has posted a FABULOUS recycling how-to. Get this….they show us how to turn a page from a magazine into a lovely gift bow. And the best part is, it looks like a real bow! As you can probably guess, the supplies we’ll need to make them are minimal. 

  • rescue a magazine from the recycling bin
  • grab a stapler off your desk
  • seek out some glue dots (sticky back tape would probably work too, if you didn’t have the dots)
  • find your scissors and ruler or paper cutter

For a detailed tute, head on over to All About Orange. Continue Reading

Cheap Christmas Decorating: Gift Wrapped Door

Although we don’t see it often up in the northland–probably because of the snowstorms and such–I’ve heard down south it’s quite popular to gift wrap your front door for the holidays.

A novice at door-wrapping, I consulted the experts. Here’s a blow by blow to get the job done.

Supplies Needed

The same stuff you’d use to wrap a present, only more of them. Although, the instructions I found made a point of stating that it’s important to make sure your wrapping paper is wider than your door. Continue Reading