busy at the table & a blossoms and billows giveaway


our wooden table is buzzing this time of year with christmas card writing, list making, book reading, meal sharing & moments in-between. 

today i am gift wrapping on our dearly loved table, one of my very favorite parts of the holiday season.

i believe a package should be just as beautiful as what's inside, don't you?


you know my love for clipboards. we hang calendars from our thrifted clipboards & trade expensive frames for them.

i've shared this idea once before, but i thought we could all use a little refresher.

if you're looking for a little inexpensive gift idea for the holidays, blossoms and billows' prints are just perfect. 

i recently ordered aubrey's  family monogram print for our home & thought what a wonderful gift it might be for the other little families close to us!

& if you're in need of a quick gift, you can even order her prints as instant downloads! at just $8, you can gift your entire lady tribe with a fun print on a clipboard! i especially love this one.


to make your gift special, gather supplies you already have on hand. tie a bow around your print & chalkboard. tie a tag onto your goodies & gift it! so simple, festive & happy!

total cost: $9 ($8 for the print, $1 for the clipboard)


sweet aubrey is also offering an amazing giveaway of $100 to her shop! that's 11 prints from her shop that you can keep or gift to others! yay!

to enter, simply:
1. check out the blossoms and billows shop.
2. follow blossoms and billows on ig @blossomsnbillows or like her Facebook page.
3. comment below with your email address & a creative wrapping idea!

i will pick a random winner next wednesday, december 17th, at 8am cst!

happy winning, friends!
love,
natalie

p.s. use code "zinnia" for 25% off your order in the blossoms and billows shop! yay!

giveaway closed! our random winner is jenna! we will contact you shortly about your giveaway prize! yay!

37 comments:

Shane Tanner said...

I am wrapping-challenged, so my most creative wrapping idea is bribing my husband with cookies to do my gift-wrapping for me :)

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woodbetony said...

For small things I like to use vintage or modern hankies and a bit of ribbon, lace, or rick rack. Larger things (especially for my kids!) I love using craft paper or paper grocery bags inside out. When one child is gifting to another they will decorate the package. A bright or metallic paint pen is simple and fun to write the name. A bit of greenery for the topper and it's done!

Beth said...

Cute prints! Brown butcher paper with a little swipe of chalkboard paint to write in the name :) elizabethashbaugh@hotmail.com

Jillian said...

cute giveaway! i love the Let it Be + You & Me prints!!
and i follow her on instagram @cornflakedreams

i wish i was more creative when it comes to wrapping... i usually just go with the easy route and use bags! xo jillian

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Tess said...

Just lovely! We use plenty of clipboards around here, also. What a wonderful, gracious give-away.
Candlewick Mama
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Sarah said...

Whatever I can find at the thrift/flea markets that contains! Baskets, cigar boxes, bags...

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jenna leigh said...

jenna.jim.noah@gmail.com

I get the butcher rolls at HD for cheap, wrap them up and let my son decorate. easy and cute :)

Laura said...

laura.c.denlinger@gmail.com I love to use old sewing patterns instead of tissue paper.

Anonymous said...

I use brown kraft paper for everything then add pops of color with ribbons, tags,stickers, etc.
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Sonya said...

I don't like to wrap, so I often try to come up with unique boxes that I paint and use interesting ribbon.

Fingers crossed:
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Marina said...

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I change it up every year but this year I'm doing plain white or kraft boxes with different Washi tapes, pompoms and chalkboard tags ��

Natalie @opendoortraders.com said...

Love you blog- it's so beautiful and inspirational! We were at the Little Craft Show as the vendors behind you (Open Door Traders) wish we could have stopped by your booth and chatted more!! Happy gift wrapping & giving!

Whitney said...

Whitney@tinroofsociety.com

I think it's fun to wrap with unique paper and then get creative on the bows/ accessories! I found some vintage ornaments that I tied on with baker's twine and handmade tags this year.

Mary Summersby Okey said...

I like to wrap with brown postage paper. A huge roll is only $1! Then your options are endless- wrap with some raffia, stamp, add the name in gold sharpie! It's wonderful, and cheap!

Elise said...

I love everything!!!! The Julia Child quote is my fave! My favorite wrapping tip is to use vintage lace, trims, etc. I also like to get postage tags from Staples and give them a coffee/cinnamon bath to age them a bit, then gussy them up with vintage postcard images for whatever holiday, and glitter!

Elise said...

Forgot my email... athomeelise@yahoo.com

Merry Christmas, Natalie!

Destiny said...

This year I used red playing cards and bottle caps to make cute homemade gift tags! destiny.schlinker@foodcorps.org

Kimberlee Powell said...

This year, I made laundry bags for all of my nieces and nephews and wrapped their gifts in those. They are getting to the age of sleepovers, and I thought that a laundry bag would be useful :)

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Josh and Haley said...

Hello! I wrap our presents in brown kraft paper and use chunky red or green yarn with homemade pompoms! We stopped using tags a few years ago when one of our little ones pulled them off of all the presents and we had to play the guessing game and hope we remembered what was for who! So, now we just write the to,from with a red or green marker.
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Natalie @ Being Mrs. Olson said...

My grandma always wraps her gifts in newspaper. How's that for economical? I also love me some sparkle! snappopb@hotmail.com

KatieRae said...

I love cutting up brown paper bags and wrapping presents with those. They look so cute after you had bits of lace and bows!

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Amanda Buck said...

Love those prints!! And your blog....adorable as always!!

Amy said...

I'm not super creative either, so when it comes to wrapping I usually go pretty basic. For a print on a clipboard though, I like the idea of putting ribbon through the hole in the top and tying a homemade bow. I think a big, handmade bow would look really nice :)

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Sarah said...

What an awesome print! One of my creative wrapping ideas is making homemade tags. I die cut tags with my mom, and then use them on birthday and Christmas gifts. If they are for family I steal them back and reuse them! I have tags from my mom that I've been receiving my whole life on gifts! I love the memories and the sustainability. Plus there are some really cute designs you can do! Sarahshepherd963 @ gmail. Com

Hannah R. said...

I find some really cute little bags or boxes in the $1 bins at Target that can double as wrapping for a gift.
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pballard said...

I am following in all ways possible. I love her style. Thanks for the chance at this awesome giveaway. This year I am using things around the home to wrap gifts with. Kraft paper, ripping fabric for ribbon and making tags.

Anonymous said...

susannemichaelson70@gmail.com
I love to use the the large width patterned washi tape that says "no peeking" and things like that.

Carolyn said...

I like using the Sunday comics for wrapping. Otherwise, I like to use brown paper and go from there. I like that you can do so many different things with it. zookyla at yahoo dot com

Sarah C. said...

I love to use brown sandwich bags and then add the decorations. I reaallyyy reallyyyy love good ribbons so that is my splurge with gift wrapping.

Natanya said...

Great wrapping idea! I hope we get to see your holiday card too! They look super cute :)

Tonya said...

I still have young kiddos at home so we're using cartoon/Disney characters, but I love your wrapping paper. I just wish there was a Jo-Ann's close enough to drive to go shopping. Rural area problems :)

Lavinia said...

I love buying cute boxes and bags for my presents since I'm not good at wrapping my gifts :)

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Whitney Krueger said...

I love the idea of making homemade wrapping paper on a plain roll of brown paper :)
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angie said...

Love-ly prints! I wrap empty cereal boxes to make gift bags with ribbons threaded through punched holes for handles.
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Marie Mueller said...

I'm usually pretty last minute with wrapping! I try to keep things simple with a cute bow, or fun wrapping paper! This year we'll be using big bows for weirdly shaped items- especially since our son can't really unwrap quite yet! Love all the prints! Mdhamm521@gmail.com

Helen said...

We like to use postal wrap (the brown kraft style paper) with hand stamped designs! This year we did pine trees, moose and bears.

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Anonymous said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who is not very creative with their wrapping. I like the butcher paper idea . . . brown paper packages tie up with string. :)

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