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Happy Hour : Christmas Wrap

Every been in a restaurant when it turns "Happy Hour?" You notice the mood instantly changes as everyone is ready for fun. Whenever I'm having a Bad Hair Day, my cure is always a personal Happy Hour. Of course, I'm hopeless addicted to interiors; so for me, this hour is all about decorating. In this series, we'll look at some quick and happy mood changers for our very own Happy Hour. Each should take about an hour - a mere 60 minutes - to perk up our minds and our rooms. Let's get the party started.

Saturday turned blustery with fog, wind and rain. Listening to jazzy carols, dreaming of drinking Peppermint Pattys. The mood was perfect for a Happy Hour filled with wrapping presents. This year, I used whatever I had on hand. Thankfully, there were spools of French ribbons which makes any gift a little more special. Wrapped gifts under the tree add Christmas cheer in our rooms. If you haven't started wrapping, here's some fun ways to use what you might have around the house plus some new ideas. Can't wait to try some of these next year. In the meantime, have a Happy Hour wrapping!

Love the homemade gingerbread gift tags on black matte gift wrap.

Who knew we can buy black chalkpaper wrap?

A pretty natural wrap without wrapping paper.

If you're giving a gift in a day or two, nothing beats fresh greens and a Christmas bell.

I like the simplicity of using newsprint and twine. Maybe Chinese language newspaper with orange and red French ribbons?

An unwrapped candy cane and festive ribbons.

Think of wrapping a box with something on hand.

Rolls of butcher paper and twine make for for easy wrapping.

Use buttons on gift tags or boxes.

Adorable snowman wrapped gifts makes for a fun surprise Christmas morning.

A little herd of reindeer. No matter how you wrap, enjoy your Happy Hour!

Meanwhile, here's to a Happy Hour Peppermint Patty. You can add all kinds of delicious liquors - but when working with scissors, I just make hot cocoa, add a couple of drops peppermint extract and loads of whipped cream. While you're enjoying your Patty, please take a look at my oldie-but-goodie Christmas articles by clicking on "Christmas" in the Category+tag list. Cheers!


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