Wrapping Up [college & presents]

Friday, December 09, 2011

I'm a little behind on my posts! It's been a whirlwind these past couple of days. I've been taking my last few finals & Wrapping up my time here in Gainesville. I can proudly say i'm officially done with my college years!
 No more exams, papers, teachers or projects!
Time to unwind and breathe. This place looks perfect. I'll take it:
while listening to this winter playlist I made:
That is until my job interview tomorrow. The world never stops turning!
I've been slowly boxing up my apartment in between anxiety attacks about joining the adult world of full time careers, and no more spring breaks. *sigh*
All of these boxes reminded me of all the Christmas presents I have to wrap!
I'm definitely going to be making these bows I found at How About Orange instead of buying them because Lord knows I have about a million magazines and maps around here!
1. Cut a magazine page lengthwise into 9 strips, 3/4" wide. Leave 3 of the strips full length. Cut one inch off 3 of the strips. Cut two inches off 2 of the strips. Cut the last strip down to 3 1/2" long. 
2. Twist each strip to form a loop at both ends and staple it in the center. Shape the last, short strip into a circle and secure it with a glue dot. 
3. Layer the 3 longest pieces on top of each other, spacing them evenly and securing each with a glue dot. Add the next two groups of pieces, doing the same. And finally, stick the loop into the center.

I also really like the idea of putting huge letters on gifts this year. Put the person's first initial on their packages to make it fun and personal:
images via here & pinterest


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  1. Such a great idea Kelly! I''m trying this! & yay congrats on school! Have a good weekend xo


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