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Fess up: Do you leave the gifts untouched until Christmas morning, or do you peek inside your gift bags when no one’s looking? I’m not saying I’ve never peeled back wrapping paper or shaken a box, but I love the surprise of opening something totally unexpected. That’s why I love today’s handmade project: this playful gift box centerpiece.

Handmade mossy gift box centerpiece

To make this stack of gifts, alternate boxes covered in floral moss (available at craft stores) and brown Kraft paper, then tie it up with a bright red bow.  Don’t worry…even prying eyes won’t want to peel back this pretty wrapping.

Get even more handmade ideas from our 12 Days of Handmade series and our Handmade Holidays feature. Check back tomorrow for another great DIY project!

4 Responses

  1. Christina says:

    I love the earthy theme! Making Christmas wrap is so fun and the person who receives it really appreciates the creativity and effort! :)


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  3. Frugality without creativity is deprivation.

  4. Trudy Scherting says:

    So origional! Great ideas!

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