To bring more of a whimsical look to your gifts, create a gingerbread house out of a to-go box. Use decorative snow texture to create a piping on your gingerbread house. Apply red hots or candy canes to make it look more like Christmas.
Make sure all those gifts arrive in mint condition by packing them with care. Replace boring bubble wrap or tissue paper with shredded wrapping paper. By shredding your gift-wrap leftovers, you’ll have plenty of packing material that's as functional as it is festive.
Window boxes add a lively arrangement of color to the cedar siding. “The window boxes are very much a part of the Vineyard experience, and pertain to what is happening in each room so you look out and they are color coordinated,” explains interior designer Linda Woodrum.
Creating a room that has sparkle and color, defines a Jewel Box. Swarotski pendants create sparkle as does the Maestro sink in white stew-light. The Eltis "Pleats" wallpaper adds dimension and a feel of lace. The Stachmo Sticks Jazz Glass in Red Hot Mamma From Artistic Tile makes a bold color statement.
Why give a gift in a disposable paper box when a vintage wooden trinket box can often be found for less at thrift stores? Fill it with desk accessories, decks of cards, makeup or accessories. No wrapping is necessary for this gift — simply tie on a pretty ribbon.
Is your best friend graduating? Consider painting a wooden box and filling it with your favorite memories with them. It’s easy to forget those little moments. Collect photos, ticket stubs to concerts and other memorabilia that will be remembered for years to come.
Try out Gem Box for a boxwood replacement. A dwarf size coupled with dainty green leaves makes Gem Box sparkle. It looks great in containers or spaced to form an evergreen hedge. Plants grow 2 to 3 feet tall and wide. Hardy in Zones 5-9. Botanical name: Ilex glabra