I do love a simple paper package. Just so humble and festive at the same time. And if you look around your home, your sure to find little items you can add on to your presents to add a sweet finishing touch. Here are some ideas for you.

Little doily bits, quilt squares or cute fabric cut-outs can be affixed with a little glue or double-stick tape.

Or confetti, because nothing says fun like a sprinkle of shimmer. Gluestick smudge, sprinkle sprinkle. Gluestick smudge, sprinkle sprinkle. And if I didn’t have any confetti on hand (gasp!) I’d make my own by chopping little bits of metallic ribbon or by using my hole puncher on some festive paper.

Perhaps a simple little toothpick flag that says, “I’m happy and I want you to be too!” I’d make that little flag with a toothpick and some colorful paper.

Or maybe just some simple rosemary, attached with hot glue.

That’s what I’d do.


In 2002, I was dreaming of creating a fun and happy little event to sell my vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, I held my first event in my neighbor's barn along with a handful of friends. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today The Farm Chicks Vintage & Handmade Fair fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces packed with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best event of its kind in the USA. I describe it as the best weekend of the year!