Friday, December 04, 2009

Wrap it Up

I know I've posted about this kind of thing before. I just thought you might like the reminder. Since most of us will find ourselves in a crunch some time during this holiday season, it's good to know there are a few tricks that will save the day every now and again.

I didn't take step by step photos because I am certain you can figure this out.
But here is our finished product. For the record I was not actually in a crunch. I was trying to find a unique way to wrap a gift without the recipient being able to figure out what is was based on the size or shape of the package.

We have a family/friend party coming up next Saturday and we do a gift exchange. We do one for twenty-ish that is a good gift and one for five-ish that is a silly gift.

I have a really hard time spending my money on an item that the recipient will throw away when they get home so I try to make it fun or silly but not ridiculous.

This gift contains a good gift. :) And pretty great right? No chance you are going to figure out what is in it.

Anyway, this started out as a hot chocolate container. This afternoon I sat Cali down with a bowl of modge podge and a large sheet of red and green tissue paper. I didn't even paint it first because I knew she would likely layer on mountains of shredded paper. And I was right.

I noticed one spot that I could see some wording so I drew silver stars all over it and wrote Merry Christmas on it too. Now I don't notice a thing.

And I can tag it: Frugal, Recycling, Craft for All Ages, Homemade and so much more. :)


4 Lettre Words said...

You are so crafty! Love that.

P.S. Cali's package is on its way. No hurry for you! I'm just trying to get a lot of things taken care before next weekend so I can relax some BEFORE Sam gets out of school! :o)

Xazmin said...

Love it! I LOVE Mod Podge! It has so many great uses...the can/package turned out great!