When receiving a gift, there’s nothing more delightful than unexpected gift wrapping! It adds an extra level of excitement to the gift you’ve carefully picked out, and it shows the recipient that you’ve spent time and effort selecting the perfect package.
I decided to have a little bit of fun in the gift wrapping department and select a material you might never expect — a tarp zipper! Using a spare bit of tarp, a tarp zipper, and some hot glue, we created this unique and unusual gift wrap! This is one of the more unusual gift wrapping ideas you’ll find, I think.
We’re not saying if you build one of these awesome craft tables you’ll become the next Martha Stewart. But they do provide plenty of room to work, and space to store for all your crafting supplies. Having a dedicated work station and excellent craft storage allows you to be at your creative best and complete projects with ease. And that most certainly will make you a queen (or king!) of crafts in your own right.
Martha wants to help.
In this short video she shares some of her favorite craft storage and organization ideas. She’ll show you how to build a simple craft table using a hollow core door and two of her 6-cube storage organizers. You will also see how convenient it is to store all your crafting supplies using colorful fabric storage bins that fit neatly inside the cubbies.
Whether it’s jewelry, sewing, needlework, holiday crafts or whatever projects you enjoy working on at home, here’s a way to create a functional, well-organized work space in no time.
And once Martha has you inspired, take a look at our online Storage and Organization department for everything you need to keep your home, garage and office organized.
Spice storage. It seems like a clutter problem for every household. There is an ever-growing, ever-rotating container of spices, always different amounts and different jars. And how on earth do you keep them organized so you can find the one spice you need without having to pull every other bottle out of the cabinet first?
Well, call me a braggart, but I think I’ve found a way!
Using some inexpensive hardware store supplies and two dozen mason jars, we’ll create chalkboard stickers that will make it easy for you to add new spices to your collection without disrupting your organization system. This will also ensure that no spray paint will contaminate the inside of your spice containers.
Earlier, I showed how to create a simple DIY burlap wreath with burlap and pipe insulation. Not only is the burlap wreath cute and easy to make, but it’s also easy to decorate and redecorate for each season and holiday. It’s like your wreath “canvas” to display your holiday spirit throughout the year. In October, I updated it with black bat cutouts and orange and black ribbon to turn it into a DIY burlap wreath for Halloween.
Here I’ll show how to turn this into a DIY Christmas wreath using ornaments and ribbon.
Add some extra sparkle to your holiday decorations this season by creating your own snowflake Christmas lights. In this video, Home Depot associate Jose demonstrates how easy it is to make your own outdoor Christmas decorations that will dazzle your friends, family and neighbors.
Try something a little unusual this Christmas to give your holiday decorations a unique touch. In this short video, Home Depot associate Ruth will demonstrate how you can create beautiful holiday chandeliers from Christmas wreaths to hang in any room of your home.
One of my favorite ways to dress my home for the holidays is to add in fresh greenery wherever I can. Of course that means putting up a Christmas tree, hanging wreaths wherever possible, and planting paper white bulbs that bloom throughout December. For something fresh this year, I decided to create a snowy tableau on my coffee table using a wreath, faux snow, and candles. If you don’t want to dress up your coffee table, this would make a lovely Christmas centerpiece for a dining room table, kitchen island, or even a console table!
Gift wrapping is one of those things that some people absolutely love and some people couldn’t care less about. I personally look forward to wrapping, and love to create a cohesive “look” for all of the presents under the tree. I love coming up with creative gift wrapping by using one particular type of wrapping and ribbon. It’s also possible to create a unified feel by repeating colors throughout each gift.
In the Christmas gift wrap collection I created above, I used only a few materials for each gift — builder’s paper, silver contact paper, jute twine and mason twine — but I accented many of these gifts with some extras.
Propagating herbs is an easy and inexpensive method for any gardener, young or seasoned pro, to expand your collection. Guest contributor Whitney Curtis is the lady behind the blog The Curtis Casa. She shows us how to propagate rosemary in the form of an easy-to-make mini rosemary topiary. It’s great for hostess gifts, table settings or to decorate your patio.
I chose rosemary for its strong scent and thick leaves. This project is simple, you can whip up this rosemary topiary and five others in about an afternoon. All it takes is four main steps: Snip, Dip, Plant and Shape.
Coming up with new Christmas wrapping ideas is one of the fun parts of the holidays. I’ve been experimenting with a gift wrapping in an understated style and palette, starting with plain brown paper packages wrapped up with string (name that musical!), and mixing in some cedar sprigs.