Wrap—I like seeing how far I can get without spending any money on the wrap. It helps if you collect things like old paper, ribbons and doodads.
In the last few years I’ve got into rubber stamping. It turns out basic black ink is my favorite.
I try to avoid the obituary section for gift wrap (just a tip). This colorful one uses a shot from the Travel section! It’s tied with butcher string, (trendy and cheap).
Pretty things—Big paper star with LED bulb (nightlight LEDs $3ish, Amazon). The branch is winterberry.
Fireplace—Jars! and bobbles and lights, oh my! I made a sparkly focal point. I stare at it all the time.
Tree—It’s a fake, but I still wish it had that one quirky branch poking out somewhere. It leans a little cuz I’m using an umbrella stand instead of the stand it came with. At least it fits in that big galvanized bucket! It was in the shed waiting to be filled with beer all summer.
Santa—Fluffy eyebrows and a bell in his hand
Waiting—Chocolate! Inside every one of those old jewelry boxes