This post was sponsored by Amazon Handmade as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Every year on December 26 I have the exact same intentions. I’m inspired by the Christmas season that has just ended. I’m feeling close to friends and family. I want to create ALL. THE. THINGS. and make every person on my gift list a handmade item for the next year. After all, this shouldn’t be difficult if I start in January and make a gift a month, right?
Then January arrives, and I’m ready to organize, prioritize, and throw the Christmas stuff back from whence it came. By December 1, I remember my wish from the year before, but it is entirely too late to do anything about creating gifts.
Enter Amazon Handmade. I’ve spent hours perusing the Amazon Handmade website. Amazon Handmade combines everything that we love about Amazon (Prime two-day shipping and convenience) with handcrafted, unique items. Amazon Handmade provides handmade items that I do not have to hand make! 50% of the items on Amazon Handmade are able to be customized. I like that I’m supporting small businesses with Amazon Handmade purchases, too. I’ve already ordered a few items from Amazon Handmade for gift giving this year.
I purchased the GORGEOUS Culinarium Concrete Utensil Holder from Amazon Handmade.
This piece is not only an excellent eye-piece, but is is durable and quality. It’s a great addition to any kitchen and is available in a few different color options.
I also ordered a few of these Patchwork Heart Laser Cut Ornaments from Cardtorial.
I wonder if anyone will notice if one is “accidentally” left on my tree? These make exquisite Christmas gifts on their own or as a small addition to a larger gift.
Now that I’ve purchased presents, it is time to wrap!
Wrapping Supplies Needed:
- Boxed gift
- Wrapping paper
- Optional (but cute!), natural elements such as an evergreen branch, etc.
For best results, boxed gifts are best. Oddly shaped packages are harder to wrap. All of my purchases from Amazon Handmade came in individual boxes perfect for wrapping.
Place the gift in the center of the paper.
Bring the sides together to the middle, placing one over the other. If one edge looks better than the other, I always place it on top. Secure with a piece of tape.
Tape one end and push in the sides.
Fold the top down and the bottom up. Secure with tape. Repeat with other end.
Flip gift to the front.
Lay a piece of twine over the top so that there is an end draped over two sides.
Flip the gift to the back. Twist the twine in opposite directions so that it is slightly tied together.
Pulling the twine tightly, flip the gift back to the front.
Pull the ends around and slide them under the center piece of twine.
Tie the ends together in a bow, securing the center piece within the knot.
Add a piece of evergreen or a decorative pick under the twine.