If you have roses at your disposal, they make an excellent bow stuck in amongst the tissue paper. Just remember to scrape off the thorns!
I am, I admit, one of those annoying people who takes one look at a registry and gets B.O.R.E.D. bored. Putting gifts together with a little more thought and whimsy is more my style, so to that effect here is an “Anniversary Basket” that I put together for one wedding. The best thing about it? It’s a picnic basket!
tea lights, and celebration poppers, all nestled in tulle and ribbon.
keep old packing paper for just this purpose –
propping up poppers!
Also, secondhand stores are a great place to find baskets, just steam and reuse!
So I made this recipe, found in my mother’s house on a sheet of green paper, author unknown:
If you really want to go homemade this Christmas, think candles. They’re warm, they’re pretty, they smell good, and flame is comforting. Since you can buy candles $2 for a dozen at your neighborhood Wal-Mart, a regular old candle isn’t so much the way to go. Instead begin to think of what could be holding the candle, and that, my friends, is fun that could go on all year. Here I have included my two favorites, which are the reason I began thinking candle crazy in the first place.
Light and enjoy!