in case you missed our wrapping party post, here is the link to our DIY Holiday Gift Tags! they go great with our May Designs Wrapping Paper from Spoonflower! be sure to show us your holiday creations using #maydesigns & #mdholiday! we can’t wait to see what you come up with!
we are in full-holiday-swing over here at the May Designs studio and can’t believe that Christmas Day is only 2 weeks away!! the Christmas carols have been ringing throughout the office and it’s all decorated for the most wonderful time of the year!
last Friday, to take some time for ourselves after a busy week, we hosted a small Holiday Wrapping Party! we brought all of our personal gifts that needed to be wrapped and sat around laughing, listening to music, sipping on hot cocoa, and making sure each package was wrapped neatly and tied up with the prettiest ribbons and tags!
to get the office decorated and ready, we headed over to target (our fav!) and stocked up on all sorts of fun colors of ornaments and such! we found this amazing gold tinsel skinny tree and the perfect glitter star topper to match! we didn’t want the traditional red and green so we went with a hot pink and lime! we have a large bay window in our meeting room and Heather had the brilliant idea of spreading gold and white assorted ornaments out in the window. it looks fabulous from outside!
next, we set up our hot chocolate bar! this was probably the most exciting for me! Meagan found lots of little candy cane sweets and treats at target. we had full candy canes, crushed up candy canes (I hammered them out myself), white chocolate candy cane melts, chunks of ghiradelli peppermint bark, big, fluffy chocolate marshmallows from Panera (we went for lunch and they let me buy a cup of them for the price of one hot chocolate!), mini-marshmallows, and pirouette sticks! Meagan bought us all the most amazing mugs from Anthropologie (gold is limited edition so get them while you can) and picked up some bundtinis from our favorite, Nothing Bundt Cakes. the hot cocoa came from Swiss Miss k-cups that were so quick, easy, and delicious! we highly recommend it to avoid the mess and cut down on time! our hot cocoa bar was such a fun, inexpensive, and simple way to get us cozied up and in the Christmas spirit!
next, we got to work on the wrapping bar! we ordered our holiday patterns from Spoonflower in the shiny (we like it better than matte). you can too! we stocked up on assorted ribbons and raffia from One King’s Lane, Michaels, and Anthropologie. from hot pink glitter to aqua velvet, lime green raffia to shiny red bakers twine, we had it all in our favorite holiday colors! we whipped up some DIY gift tags to go along with our designs and had them printed on white and kraft paper. you can download those here for all your gifts under the tree! we had all of our favorite washi tape on hand too! our wrapping bar was complete with the perfect holiday tassle garland from our friends over at Studio Mucci. husband and wife team, Amina and Salvatore, provide us with the most amazing color tassles and are such fun people. thanks for keeping our office fun and festive for any occasion! here we went with our hot pink, mint, peacock, and gold tassles to match our tree and wrapping paper!
finally, we got at it! the table was far too small and covered in tape, scissors, gift tags, and paper scraps… but it was perfect. we were close, crafted, and laughed and it was a beautiful mess! wrap with your friends. it is such a stress reliever and makes for great times!
ta-da! here are our beautiful creations! be sure to download our gift tags and check out our shop on Spoonflower to have your own May Designs Holiday Wrapping Party!
the MD staff is wishing you the warmest greetings and hopes you have the best holiday season… full of friends & family, laughter & memories, and of course… hot cocoa & wrapping!
help us giveaway our giveaways!
tis the season! so why not pay it forward? we are hosting a 12 Days of Giveaways… with a little twist! to get us all in the spirit of giving, we want you to tag a friend that you want to receive our gifts.
hope everyone is staying safe and warm in all those ice storms out there! while you are cozied up on the couch avoiding the roads, don’t forget that we are offering 30% off our entire site until tonight at midnight!
also, today is the last day to order for your goodies to arrive in time to slip under the tree!