We are all looking for ways to keep costs down and to recycle what we
have. Now my Mom is the master of Christmas gift wrap. She spends
so much time making each package extra creative and wows us every
year. I bow to the master, but I also have a couple of ideas of my own.
This is a package I created a couple of years ago. It's just plain
brown wrapping paper (love the stuff), some white craft paint, yarn,
and twigs and a pine cone collected from a walk and sprayed white.
Cheap and cute.
Here's one for Bentley. When we lived in Idaho a friend of ours owned a
cigar shop. I loved to buy the wooden cigar boxes from him. Here is one
I painted and filled with dog biscuits. I will tell you more about the cigar
boxes at Christmas later in this post.
Here is a fun way to wrap gifts that go together.
I really love the simplicity and homespun prettiness of this package.
Such a cute way to wrap up a gift of homemade soap or even a fancy store
bought bar. Cuteness alert!
Sharpen up your grade school paper folding skills!
I love felt and buttons and rick rack. Adorable!
Burlap ~ how could we live without it???
Here are some cute buttons again. And ribbon too.
What little boy would not like a race car attached to his package?
I happen to know a big boy who would like a Corvette in any size.
Pipe cleaners and mittens. Can't go wrong with those!
So back to the cigar boxes. For a number of years I painted cigar boxes and then
took them to an adorable ice cream parlor where they also sold hand made
chocolates. I would select the chocolates to place inside. Each year there was
one theme for the box and I painted several to give as gifts. This particular
year was a simple Christmas tree and snowflakes on the lid.
I would decorate the interior as well. This year I just glued a bit
of wrapping paper to the lid.
I put my initials and the year on the back. This is one I made for my
Mom and Daddy back in 1998. Mom brings it out and puts it on her
coffee table each Christmas. After several years I quit doing this
because how many cigar boxes does one need? But it was fun
while it lasted.
Time is fleeing Bentley so lets get to baking some
Christmas cookies now!
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley