Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

NewsWest9/Salvation Army ToyDrive kickoff

November 22, 2010
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11 Ideas for Creative Christmas Gift Wrapping

December 6, 2008

Now that my Christmas shopping is almost done the fun part begins. Wrapping!
Like ice sculpture, sand castle, and fireworks, gift wrapping is a beautiful but temporary art.

Here are some of my passed strategies.

1. A Traditional Look (1997)
Technique:
Glossy white paper (butcher paper) with velvet burgundy ribbons and bows.  I prefer using hot glue as adhesive.  Don’t put the hot glue on the ribbon, it melts.  Put it on the paper first and let it cool a bit.
Turnout:
The minimalist look of all presents so simply wrapped will only add to the beauty of your tree.  (And it makes noisy, store bought paper look downright tacky.)

2. See Through but Hidden (1998)
Technique:
Several sheets of thin tissue paper protected with clear plastic wrapping paper.  We all know how fragile tissue paper is and the plastic can offer some challenges when cutting.  No hot glue on this one.  Stick with clear sticky tape.  You can also use butcher paper as a base under the tissue to hide bold packaging and protect against sharp corners.
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