Thursday, December 15, 2016
DECEMBER 16TH: IT'S A WRAP!
I'm a firm believer that given the right wrapping paper and ribbons, you can make even an old shoe look like a treasure. Confession is good for the soul and I must confess, that I'm guilty of buying less expensive gifts at Wal-Mart and Target and putting them in boxes from swankier stores and giving them to some of my harder-to-please family members. They never know the difference. Appearances are everything to some people! Here's how to fool fussbudgets:
Use a good box. You can buy plain white boxes next to the wrapping paper. Do not use just any old box. Erma Bombeck used to do a skit about getting gifts from her mother in a rectal thermometer boxes. DO NOT DO THAT!
Cushion the inside of the box with lots of tissue paper and do a proper job of folding the clothes before placing them in the box.
Don't skimp on the wrapping paper. It's better to cut away extra than have it not go completely around the box.
Use real ribbon for the bows. I collect interesting spools of ribbons at thrift stores throughout the year. They usually cost around a quarter and some are very nice cotton velvets and real silk.
Take time folding your corners and fold under the paper on the backside, so no cut edges show.
Clear the table and allow yourself a lot of room for cutting and wrapping. Don't do it on a soft bed.
If wrapping Christmas presents annoys you, I think you might find this amusing. I hope you don't have this hard of a time with it!
Here's a picture of my $2.99 Nativity set I found yesterday:
Some of my ninety-cent treasures from the Re-Use-It Center:
This teacup reminded me of a Scandinavian design and the saucer underneath it will be used under one of my plants. I purchased the vintage bottle brush tree (the vintage ones have wooden bases) from the same place early this year for five-cents (it was half-priced 😄)
Before I go, just wanted to let you know Blogger ate more comments. :( I just want you to know that I read them and appreciated them immensely!