Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!
Mom to Otto born April 2018 and Lucy born August 2020!

Brown paper and felt holiday gift wrapping success!

This is my first year using brown paper wrapping for gifts, and I am stoked. I've been pinning some brown paper wrapped gift ideas for a while now but I'm finally doing it! But I didn't know what to put on top of them until my sweet friend Leah gave me this felt.

I pulled out some red ribbon, vintage rick rack, and my intense-o glue gun I got for chair upholstery. (Use a regular tiny glue gun if you have one, but mine was out of sticks. I definitely burned myself with this one!) I learned how to make those cool 3-D circle-ey felt flowers with Chelsea The Paper Mama last month and I guess I was inspired!

So I got to cutting and scheming over several episodes of New Girl (cutting all those little circles requires patience!) (as I Instagrammed here), and I made... these!!

I glued them to the ribbon and rickrack, so you can use them by tying them around gifts. Re-usable!

I made a TON!! I've wrapped quite a few gifts already and it's been great to just grab from the pile of them, and find one that's the right length.

So easy!! My kind of present-topper!

I highly recommend!


  1. These are awesome! I love how cute and festive they are!

  2. I think these are adorable, and I am guessing my cat likes that a present like this also means a present for him!

  3. Glad the felt went to good use! I love the idea of having something that is reusable year after year as well . Really cute!!

  4. Those are adorable, I love dressed up brown paper packages!

  5. Too cute! I was thinking of using pom pom balls, but the store I went to didn't have the right colors.

  6. Oooh, that would be awesome! Pompoms are super easy to make yourself, just found this one!




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