Monday, December 22, 2014

All the gift (wrapping) fit to print

So, you think you've got everything under control. Perhaps you've finished your holiday shopping and the gifts are under the tree. But wait.....something's missing! Your dolls are pointing to that empty space under their tree.....that is, if you even thought to get them their own tree!!! (This one measures 18-inches (46cm) and is covered in mini ornaments and vintage costume jewelry.)

In the time since I began this blog, I've learned a lot from my dolly friends. For starters, making an outfit for dolly isn't enough. She needs the rest of the bells and whistles to complete her look. The devil is in the details! I know you've got plenty to do right now, but take a few moments to finish your holiday decorating with the help of a few simple and easy....."printables."

There are numerous websites where you can find just about anything you need to make all sorts of shopping bags and boxes. Here, I've listed my favorites.


You don't need to find and wrap boxes when you can download free Christmas bags and three shapes and sizes of boxes from Jennifer's Free Dollhouse Printables which you will find by clicking here.
All you need to do is to download, print, cut, fold and glue the tabs together. You can use a mini rose to top them off, or curling ribbon for a fast and festive look.

But if you have a specific idea as to what you want on your bags and boxes or perhaps you want to create your own packing, head over to Small Stuff's PrintMini which you will find by clicking here. There is a wealth of templates for boxes of varying sizes and functions. A bit of advice....play around with the scale and print a rough draft before you make your final print. You can find logos online to import into your bag or box. For best results, print on Bristol. I used my fat tapestry needled threaded with 1/8-inch (2mm) ribbon that I punched through top of the bag and knotted on either side. And....don't forget to stuff with tissue paper! But if you don't have the time to do this, or you're simply all thumbs when it comes to Photoshop, you can find (free) designer shopping bags at Tiny Frock Shop which you will find by clicking here.

But there are other ways to get the look. Think about using match boxes, tiny wooden or clay cubes or small ring/earring boxes. Wrap with a bit of paper and tie a bow around it.
You can even use cello-wrapped candy then add a bit of curled ribbon. If the ribbon is too wide, cut it in two, lengthwise. There are even mini Christmas tree ornaments in the shape of wrapped packages you can add to the pile.
 
And just in case, any of your crowd are planning to take a trip somewhere during the holidays, be sure they have their passports, currency, and airline tickets in hand. Small stuff's PrintMini has dollsized Euros, (US) passports, and US and Canadian Dollar bills in 1/6 scale. She might need something to read, so a magazine or two is sure to be useful. And don't forget.....in able to get off the ground, she needs an airline ticket and perhaps a travel guide, which you will find at Miniatures.About.com by clicking here. I've put all of these lines on my Fabulous Faves page so you can refer to them later on.
 
Ahhhhh....NOW you're ready for the holidays!!!!!
 
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10 comments:

  1. Ha, your dolls will be so happy with the lovely tree and gifts :-)! Thanks for sharing the links, I will definitely need them when I start decorating my first doll house room! These little accessories make everything so much more lifelike! xx

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    1. Indeed, Night Owl, this is their favorite time of the year! I have doll sized Christmas trees in each room!!! You will be most delighted by those links as there is an incredible amount of free printables for nearly every occasion and situation!!! Cannot wait to see your doll house room!!!!

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  2. Hi April, such a great bunch of lovely ideas and useful tips!
    The Christmas tree is beautiful!
    Kisses Billa

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    1. Thank you Billa. Holiday cheer to you. Big hugs.

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  3. Thanks for all of the links and ideas. That is what I am missing in my dios -- those little details. I will definitely be using some of these!

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    1. You will be most delighted because there are many, many printables on those sites and they are all free to download!

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  4. Thanks for sharing the links, I always wondered where to find the chanel logo bags!

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    1. Last year I didn't know all of this existed and I bought some designer shopping bags from a little store in Paris....at a price. But I am most happy because I was able to scale the template up to the exact size of the bag and boxes I wanted! And...you can create your own shopping bag as well! Enjoy!

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  5. Hello from Spain: Fabulous bags and boxes. Great job. Nice pictures. It's the best time of year. Fabulous photos . Merry Christmas. Keep in touch

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  6. Marta, Thank you. I'm so happy you enjoyed this post. Merry Christmas to you as well. A bientot!!!

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