Wrap gifts with plain craft or butcher paper and make them merry with mementos from Up North. These DIY Brown Paper Packages are simply darling.
- Woo the rock hound in your life with a Petoskey stone pendant tied up with string. Find the stones already polished at Korner Gem in Traverse City.
- Snip holly or cedar from the backyard hedges and attach with festive Washi tape. A pencil eraser dipped in white paint makes pretty polka dots—use the dull side of the paper for best adhesion.
- At last, an idea for all those wine corks you’ve stashed. Make a mini-tree with an evergreen bough and a cork “trunk.” Doodle on a tiding of joy.
- Mine your Instagram pics for a wintery wonderland moment. Print, tape and repeat.