Saturday, November 14, 2009

Another unique gift wrapping idea using thrifted materials

I shared how cute it was to use sheet music for wrapping gifts and now I want to share a cool idea I remember seeing in Country Living magazine a long time ago.

Next time you're out thrifting and you see a cute sewing pattern (that's not all cut up) dirt cheap-buy it. And if you see string or rick rack or any kind of sewing notion that could be used for ribbon (think tape measure) dirt cheap-scarf that up too.

Now-take a piece of pattern paper (which is essentially tissue paper, right?), wrap that package up-tie it with string, ric rac, measuring tape-anything that you can tie (and is pretty, of course) and stick a fork in you and you're DONE!

Now-everybody will say you are so creative. And you can say-"Oh-I saw it on this fabulous blog" or you can just smile and say "Thank you"-it's your call.

And now-I will be taking this lovely little package and delivering it to my sister, because we will be celebrating her birthday after her Pampered Chef party today.

Ta, ta for now!!!☺


Dawnie said...

How Adorable!!! I just saw a pattern at Goodwill. Have to go back and see if it's still there. I love unique giftwrap and making pretty packages. I think it's as important as the gift itself because you show someone how much you treasure them. Great idea, as usual!!!!!!

Rhonda said...

Holly, you rock!

Holly C. said...

Dawnie-you're an awesome wrapper (not rapper-although, I've never heard you rap-so maybe you are an awesome rapper too!) I'm going to do a little post on the wrapping technique I learned from you. Gonna stretch this wrapping thing as long as I can.☺

Rhonda-So do you!!!☺