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Saturday, November 1, 2014

November Photo-a-day Challenge and Link-up

The new photo-a-day challenge starts today and I would love for you to join me in this challenge! 

Here is the list of themes for each day. If you are planning on participating in this challenge with me, feel free to copy this picture, save it to your computer, post it on your page, etc.

As a review:

The rules are very simple. Take a photo each day that fits the theme of the day. Please keep your photos family friendly. 

There are different ways you can post your challenge photos: post your day's photo each day, wait and post a whole week at a time, or wait until the end of the month and post them all at once. I usually post mine every single day but since November is a busy month, I'm going to post mine once a week.

You can blog your photos, upload them to an online photo album, put them on instagram, or any other place where photos can be posted. 

This link-up will stay open all month long. You can link-up as many Photo-a-day Challenge posts as you have. Only family friendly photos, please!

Friday, October 31, 2014

It's a Wrap! Day 31

Wrapping Paper Band

This is a great wrapping idea for men, women, or children.

1. Wrap the gift in plain colored paper.
2. Cut a band out of another wrapping paper. This one can be another plain color, a printed design, etc.
3. Attach both ends of the band at the back of the gift with Scotch tape.
4. Finish off with a ribbon.

For this gift I used a brown paper on a hunter green paper and tied with jute.

This one my sister Bekah created. She used a bright pink polka dot paper and made her band with a bright pink and red chevron paper. Instead of using ribbon or string, she chose use a strip of washi tape. This also holds the band in place without using Scotch tape.

This post finishes up the It's a Wrap! series. Come back on Monday for a conclusion and a list of all the ideas in one convenient place. 

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

It's a Wrap! Day 30

Wrapped Bread

Yesterday I shared a wrapping idea for bread. Here is another idea to wrap up a loaf of bread using parchment paper, bakers twine, and washi tape.

1. Wrap your bread in parchment paper and tape edges down if needed. (I first wrapped the loaf in plastic wrap so that it wouldn't dry out quite as fast.)
2. Cut a long piece of washi tape. It will need to go all the way around and overlap several inches.
3. Finish off by tying bakers twine around the loaf. 

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

It's a Wrap! Day 29

Bread Label

This idea is perfect for a hostess gift, to include in gift set, or as a thinking of you gift. Make a favorite loaf of bread (I made some rosemary bread) and you have a wonderful, thoughtful, yummy gift. To finish off your gift, add a label telling the type of bread you made.

Wrap your loaf of bread in plastic wrap. Print the bread label (which you can find below the picture) and cut out. Write the name of the bread on the label. Wrap around the bread and tape ends down. 

Free printable label. Download, print, and use for your own gift loaf.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

It's a Wrap! Day 28

Gift Card Envelope

This idea is perfect for spicing up the plain gift card. Instead of using the envelope that usually comes with a gift card, make it look more personal and cute with an handmade one using scrapbook paper. Tie a bow around the envelope, stick it in a card, or stick it in a small box and wrap it up that way. 

I found the inspiration and pattern ~here~. 

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Monday, October 27, 2014

It's a Wrap! Day 27

Pineapple Wrapping Paper

It's hard to believe this is the last week of October! Today marks the start of paper week.

This pineapple paper I found via Pinterest. It's available as a free download ~here~. I printed out a couple of sheets on regular computer paper and taped them together to cover the whole gift. I finished this package off with orange bakers twine. 

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

It's a Wrap! Day 26

Happy Sunday!

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