Wednesday, December 11, 2013

handcrafted for the holidays with minnetonka!

in a few short weeks it will be christmas!  i'm never one to wait until the last minute so i've already started my holiday shopping.  and i received an early gift from the lovely people at minnetonka moccasins - a red pair of their kilty moccs!  they asked me to share a favorite holiday tradition as a part of their "handcrafted for the holidays" lookbook!    

the holiday tradition i'm sharing is gift wrapping!  i'm known for getting crafty when it comes to dressing up my presents.  i love putting my own touch on gifts with unique paper.   then i add special touches like ornaments in place of bows and paper stem wire as ribbon to create a rustic feel.  my mom always took great care to make our gifts look gorgeous and it's a family tradition i've continued!    

abs by allen schwartz crystal fringe necklace (similar here)
ellen tracy plaid long sleeve utility top
marc by marc jacbos bolts tiny bangle
level 99 tanya high rise skinny jeans c/o level 99 jeans
minnetonka kilty suede moccasins c/o minnetonka moccasins

i found these 4 amazing rolls of wrapping paper at a local home goods store!

i twisted two paper stem wires around this present and then concealed the edges with a gorgeous burlap bow!

this modern chevron paper is getting a fancy facelift: lots of curly ribbons and a wintery glass ornament!

the countdown to christmas continues!  what are some of the traditions you have each holiday season?

get my look!


  1. lovely and fun photos! love your plaid top
    xo Tali

  2. You so pretty! love the shirt!

  3. I know this is off-topic, but did you get married, Chica?! Couldn't help but peep that beautiful ring.

    1. i did not! it was unintentional ring finger hype :)

  4. You look so cute! and Christmas-sy <3

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