christmas inspirations by old charm

hello, friends! i want to introduce to you the world of old charm. michael is an innkeeper and creative and is bringing you today inspirations for a handmade christmas.

kraft paper wrapped gifts
 
inspiration #1: wrapped up in kraft. wrap gifts in brown kraft paper (or grocery bags), then cut a small piece of coordinating gift wrap to create a sleeve to fit around the package. use your fabric stash to tear pieces of fabric to use as 'ribbon' for the package and create a bow. finally, wrap with heavy twine and attach some artificial (or real) pine and your tag. as the gifts look uniquely custom, they'll never know just how affordable it was!

christmas hot chocolate
 
inspiration #2: hot chocolate vials. these little plastic vials (50ml) hold exactly enough mix for one cup of hot chocolate! genius. fill the single serve vials with homemade hot chocolate mix and give as a small gift or party favor during the holidays.

ornament decor
 
inspiration #3: ornament decor: create a vintage centerpiece by repurposing old ornaments and candlesticks!  easily thrifted (or found in your grandmother's attic), the supplies for this centerpiece are a cinch. give your candlesticks a coat of white paint and top them off with your vintage ornaments. arrange on a pretty tray, round mirror, vintage find (like this old washing machine agitator) or simply place them in the center of your table.

visit the inspired by charm blog for more great decor ideas and inspiration!

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