"How 2" Video
How 2 Make Your
Own Gift Tags
We've got crafty tendencies here at M2O, so this month we've decided to put those on display. We show you how, with just a few supplies, you can make your very own gift tags.
Sit down and make a bunch at once, so you'll have a collection that you can use throughout the year. Slap one of those babies on a house-warming, wedding, or birthday gift and you'll make an extraordinary impression!
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Quote of the Month
"If I could gift wrap the globe, I would give you the world."
This recipe has been made in kitchens around the holidays for generations. If you are putting together a cookie tray for the holidays, this is an impressive, colorful, and delicious addition. Plus they are easier to make than they look!
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Unique. Independent. Different.
Embellish is all about supporting independent designers, local small businesses, and the creativity they produce. Accessories don't have to come from a big box store to be affordable, and they don't have to cost thousands of dollars to be extraordinary.
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M2O is encouraging the community and our clients to clean out their closets and donate gently worn footwear for Soles 4 Souls. We will be collecting shoes through January 31, 2012 by request and during our client visits.
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We know as well as anyone that this time of year can be overwhelmingly busy. If you are feeling the pressures of the season, we want to help!
This month we will continue to provide you with time saving tips on our Facebook fan page. Though we touch on each of our services during the month, our focus for December is on gift giving and wrapping. Speaking of, our latest video features 3 easy ways to label your gifts with unique handmade gift tags. Please join us on our blog for lots of other cool tips too.
It's our pleasure to offer a discount on our "O Your Gifts" service this month. Hopefully this will allow you to take another task off of your plate. Check out the details below or just go ahead and schedule your urban organizing session online now.
There are only 2 more months left to contribute to our shoe drive. Email us to schedule a pickup or you can bring them to the next Mixins Chicago event. Thank you for your support!
Making a Simple Ribbon Bow
The bow-tie shape created using this method means that it can
be used to adorn a gift box, jewelry box, headband, or barrette.
Try it with different ribbon and you'll find that you
have a bow for every occasion!
~ 8 inches of 1.25 inch wired ribbon
~ 1 inch of .5 inch ribbon
~ 6 inches of thin wire (24 gauge)
~ Wire cutters
~ Glue gun or needle and thread
1. Cut your ribbons to the dimensions specified above.
Spark the lighter and run the fire gently along the cut edges of
the ribbon to heat seal and avoid fraying. Be fast and be careful!
2. Take the longest cut ribbon and make a loop, overlapping
the edges by 3/4 of an inch. Pinch the ribbon in half,
meeting all 3 layers in the middle, creating a bow-tie shape.
3. Wrap the pinched area tightly with the wire, twisting securely.
Snip off any excess wire.
4. Cover the wire with the 1 inch piece of ribbon. Secure using two dots of hot glue on each ribbon end or by sewing the 3 layers together.
5 Gift Wrapping Quick Tips
1. If you are transporting your gifts, wait until you arrive at your destination to attach the bows so they don't get smooshed. 2. According to the TSA, if you are flying do not
wrap your gifts in advance.
3. Get creative when writing your gift tags.
Use nicknames, pet names, or other fun designations.
(ie. To: My Honey Bear, From: Santa Claus)
4. Add strands of curling ribbon to any
ordinary bow to spice it up a notch.
5. If you are giving someone more than one gift,
switch up the location of the tag and bow on each package.
Give the Gift of Organization this Holiday!
Nearly anyone can use a little organization in their life!
Give someone you love a gift certificate from Mission 2 Organize.
The recipient can use their gift certificate on ANY of our 7 services or for a Skype consultation. Have it mailed to you or directly to your friend.
Our gift certificates come in $25, $50, and $100 increments.
Order them anytime online.
As we close out the year, we would like to thank our clients for making 2011 a stellar year for M2O. We have had the pleasure to bring organization into the lives of so many people. It really is special to see how organizing can change so many lives for the better. This is why we do what we do!! Maybe we can improve your 2012. :-)
If you're a do-it-yourselfer, keep your eyes peeled for a slew of tips during the year to help you get started on your way to ultimate order. If you prefer to hire a trusted professional, we are the team for you. We just love to do all of the things you dislike doing or simply don't have time for. No judgment, just ACTION!
It is our goal to organize the world and we are doing just that with our new Virtual Coaching service! If you'd like to find out how we may be able to help you organize your reality, please reach out to us anytime by email or through our website. We always welcome your suggestions and comments. Thank you for your business and referrals!
At Your Service,
Hair & Styling by
Schae & Bahar
Co-founders, Mission 2 Organize LLC
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for every 3 hrs of Gift Purchasing and/or Gift Wrapping
The professional organizers at M2O are not just here to help you declutter. We work in so many areas of your life, so you can enjoy it to the fullest. This season, let us purchase your holiday gifts for you or just have us wrap them up in gorgeous adornments. Let us impress you and help you check one more thing off your to-do list this season.
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