Sunday, December 23, 2012

Last Minute Gifts


Last Thursday afternoon, my daughter decided she wanted to give some of her friends and teachers a little something.  With no time to cook or do something too elaborate, since it was also the day of her winter concert and they had to be ready by Friday morning, we went shopping.

She decided to give cookies and chocolates.  I also bought parchment paper, decorative ribbon, some pretty economical mugs, little buckets, and glass tree containers.

The cookies got wrapped, baby blanket styled.



Some box wood and pine clippings from the yard gave them that extra charm!



Chocolates were placed in the mugs and little buckets, kind of in a cheating way!


Some more chocolates in the glass containers and done!



I had a happy girl with some Christmas cheer by Friday morning!



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25 comments:

Feral Turtle said...

Great last minute gift ideas! Love the baby blanket folding. Looks so elegant! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Great ideas! I love the way you folded the cookies into the paper. I'm a terrible gift wrapper and usually just use bags- not very imaginative, I know. Have a great Christmas!

Dear Emmeline said...

Love the idea to swaddle the cookies. ;) Turned out so cute!

DIY Show Off said...

So cute, great ideas! Yummy!

Have a Merry Christmas, Cristina!

Decora Adora said...

Cristina muy buenas ideas. Amiga para arreglar lo de las imagenes pequeñas en el Ipad tienes que ir a::
-PLantilla y de ahí Móvil ( Inhabilitado) .. Eso es todo y se te ve igual que antes. Que pases una linda Navidad juntó a tus seres queridos
Amgelica

NanaDiana said...

Those are all quick and sweet Christmas ideas. I think I am done but these would have worked great in the last couple of days- well, there is always next year- xo Diana

Katie @ Creatively Living said...

Great idea and you have them all wrapped so cute!

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Suzy said...

These are great ideas, Cristina! The creative ways that you packaged each one makes them so festive!

mrsben said...

Very creative! Shall store the ideas in my memory bank for emergency gift wrapping. I looked every where for red 'n white striped paper this year and not a shred of it could be found; so 'thank you' for the tip as never thought about using Holiday Parchment Paper. (Duh me! .... ºÜº) -Brenda-

Erin~Just*Grand said...

I love your ideas, the "presentation" and your photography! Very Merry!

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Hi Cristina, these are so pretty. Where did you find such pretty parchment paper? I don't think I've ever see any like that. The little cookie packets look so pretty all wrapped up with the little sprigs of greenery, and the red Merry Christmas ribbon is so cute. What a clever and creative mom you are. I'm sure your daughter's friends and teachers really appreciated the thoughtful gifts.

Debbie

Our Neck of the Woods said...

How cute and festive! What a great idea. You packaged them up so beautifully!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Cristina Garay said...

Thanks Everyone! Debbie, I bought everything at Wal-Mart. I love that parchment paper, only $1.97 and I got lots of leftover sheets for future projects.

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

The wrapping is very nice!

Katie Drane said...

Beautiful and so creative! I love it Cristina!

Katie
www.funhomethings.com

Patricia Reitz said...

These are all great last minute gift ideas. :)

Heather said...

I love simple gift ideas like these!

Linda said...

What an honour to be on your daughter's Christmas list! I am sure all the recipients loved it and were touched by her thoughtfulness.
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

Great ideas! I am always needing last minute things...that how I roll. Pinning!

Shelley said...

Cute, pretty, and fun! Great quick ideas!

Visiting from the Pin Me Party!

Shelley
www.piggyinpolkadots.blogspot.com

Barb Brookbank said...

Great ideas!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Wonderful last minute ideas - love the special touch of ribbons and greenery! Happy New Year!

Marianne said...

Very clever, Cristina! Thanks for sharing.

jemjam36 said...

Where on earth did you find the tree shaped jars?

Pauline Molinari said...

Great last minute gift ideas! Thanks for sharing on the Monday Funday link party!

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