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Christmas Redux: Gift Giving

In the two-and-a-half years since we have been online, The Motherboards has offered our readers a wide variety of crafts, projects, and decorating ideas. In honour of Christmas, we’d like to look back at some of our past Christmas posts. We’re sure there will be something here that you’ll be interested in trying your hand at this holiday season!

Today we’re focussing on gift giving! You’ll be inspired to have everything wrapped long before Christmas (or whatever your holiday celebration may be) and have gifts at the ready for all your gracious hosts. Read more

So Easy! Multipurpose Christmas Decor

‘Tis the season, to be crafty….fa la la la la…..la la..la…la!

Buying retail? You don’t hafty….fa la la…..oops, sorry….I’m getting off track. It must be the spirit of the holidays sparking my creativity in more ways than one. I’ll stick to the crafts!

By: Alison

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Vanilla Simple Syrup Hostess Gift

I don’t know about you, but I often find myself visiting friends or neighbours’ homes and wishing that I had something a little more interesting than wine to offer as a hostess gift. Don’t get me wrong – wine is a wonderful gift. But it’s sometimes nice to show up with something a little different.  And who doesn’t love receiving something sweet (and oh so pretty)?

Although it’s great in cocktails, over ice cream, and with summer berries, vanilla-infused simple syrup also pairs nicely with hot cocoa, coffee and pancakes so this is also a lovely gift leading into Fall and the holidays beyond. Just change up your labels to something festive and you’re set!

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Paper Holiday Wreath

I love decorating for  holidays, but one thing we haven’t had in a while was a Christmas wreath. We used to buy fresh greenery to hang on our door, but I decided this year I’d try something more lasting by crafting my own. I love working with paper, and since our style of door is tricky to hang anything on, something delicate would work just inside our entryway.  Feel free to play with colour and texture: a mix of red and cream poinsettias with green leaves would be lovely, and I used a paper with a slight texture on one side. An all white version like this could even stay up all year.  Despite its availability and relatively low cost, paper can seem like an intimidating medium, but if you choose a sturdy heavier stock like I did, it’s pretty durable and easier to keep for future use.

By: Tracy
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