Christmas Tree and wrappers!

Ok, guilty. Bago pa maghalloween may christmas tree na ako. Sabi nga nila sumampa lang ang september hindi nako magkandarapa.

So every year, may ganap ng na becky party at may costume. So this year ang drama is… JUNGLE! since ayoko naman magsabit ng ahas sa Christmas tree ko. I decided to just use ala adam and eve level vines to make it achievable.

Here we go!

I don’t change my tree (hindi sya fresh dahil d ako ganun ka-sosyal at jeje pa yung aso ko. kakainin nya lang yun..haha!). So technically the lights and tree luma. Here are some of my tips.

1. Store your tree properly and if possible invest on LED lights. Para tumagal sya. After you use it at dumating na ang tatlonghari (hindi si Karylle ha), make sure to wash or clean it before packing. Nakalagay sa malaking plastic container yung akin. And as for the lights, check mo din lahat if gumagana pa or not.

Decorating your tree 101

Wag kang tamad! haha! Make sure na hindi mo lang inikot yung ilaw sa buong tree. Magmumukhang madilim sa loob yun. What we do is we make sure every “branch” inikitun sya ng lights.

Go wrap it from the base going to the tip (up and down) then back to the base again. Kung baga head quarters mo yung trunk.

Nest step yung ornaments. Ganun din make sure to put on the inside area. Masmaganda yung effect. I like putting pa nga the reflective stuff inside kasi maganda yung tama ng ilaw.

Bet ko yung effect na busog na busog sya! haha! Wag nyong gutumin si christmas tree!

Think out of the box… Use ribbons, flowers at kung ano ano pa. Si Tessa nga nakita ko nilalagay mga accessories nya! Yan ang multipurpose!

Here’s my xmas tree for our jungle theme!

I used a lot of old stuff from my past years. Yung ball i usually color nalang again. So I chose red para ala APPLE sa adam and eve.

The vines para may gubat level

And yes, dahon! Yan yung galing sa floral arrangement somewhere. haha!

We bought some new balls na ibang size para may variation but some, hindi parin ako nacontento i applied spray adhesive then ginulong sya sa glitter.

And last yung mga roses na giant. I know nawala sya na jungle theme at nagmukha syang “country” theme but bet ko sya so walang pakealamanan ng trip! haha!

Next up! Gift wrappers!

I am fanatic about paperstuff..wrappers included. If i can be like Tori Spelling’s mom na may gift wrapping room sa mansion nila gagawin ko. Pero malabo yun. haha!

Every year, I wrap each and every present i give. And may art yan. Si mudak ko kasi dati may flowershop nung bagets ako so best in ribbons and wrapping ang ganap ko.

This year and theme nga jungle so inisip ko dapat mala natural levels. Pero hindi naman na mukhang galing gubat kasi baka hindi maintindihan nung ibang papadalhan ko ng regalo.

So i started with the base or the gift wrapper. Honestly, i don’t stick to buying wrappers talaga minsan kasi kamahalan and winawasak lang ng mga bagets. So i use iba ibang materials. One year i used crepe paper. This year i am using… the paper used for pattern making! haha! Mura lang sya although you have to use 2 sometimes kasi manipis. But kahit 4 layers pa masmura parin sa giftwrapper.

I always do the X box. meaning i wrap the gift all angles ng ribbon. But since natural nga, i decided to go to the 99 shop in galleria and buy rope and yarn! I combined them both!

So i made double loops since yarn sya ang manipis para may effect!

For my ribbon( usually satin or plastic) I decided to use paper twine! You can buy in divisoria different sizes. Bongga sya kasi easy to make bows. i usually make 4 side bows, 6 or 8 depending on gaano kalaki yung gift. it’s quite easy to make a bow with papertwine. Just remember to establish the fourcorners (kung beginner, after the four loops na top, bottom, left and right itali nyo na ng yarn before proceeding with more loops). Then add more loops pa kung bet nyo. End by securing the middle with yarn since masikip naman d sya masisight. So just arrange the loops to hide it after.

I have some leftover ribbons from last year, so i added them as mini toppers.

Last is, i told my manong to look for twigs. SERYOSO! haha! I cleaned it and after attached it to the gift!

Enjoy your Christmas preps! Ako inavail ko talaga ang pasko! haha!

Don’t worry will try to habol a video soon!

Much love,

D

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