Thanksgiving DIY Hostess Gift

November 25, 2016

For the past few years, I’ve spent Thanksgiving with Alex’s family. And in true CS fashion, I have showed up with a gift in hand each time. Today I’d like to share the fun way I wrapped this year’s gift now that the hostess has opened it 🙂

This year, I DIYed a gift with the help of Artifact Uprising. Having been able to spend Thanksgiving with the same lovely family last year, I went through my photo archives and created a photo book containing all the loveliest moments I had captured of Thanksgiving 2015.

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Artifact Uprising personalized photo gifts

Because this gift is on the physically smaller side, I wanted to wrap it with a little bit of extra oomph. Nothing too fragile, as I needed it to last in my bag through a flight, but still special. So I took a very simple approach that (luckily!) looked great and held up during my travels.

thanksgiving diy hostess gift creativestay crafting gift wrappingI took a piece of 8×11 plaid-patterned cardstock, from the ever-reliable A Beautiful Mess shop, and folded it in half. The Artifact Uprising book fit perfectly. I then taped the three open sides together with three pieces of gold washi tape (because the books aren’t particularly thick or heavy, one piece on each side suffices). Next, a couple of letter stickers in honor of the recipients, some beautiful twine from Amazon and Anthropologie, and that’s it!

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The sheer simplicity of this hostess gift DIY is the reason for no step-by-step instructions. Pretty easy, huh? How are you saying thanks this holiday season?




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