Creative, Resourceful & Unforgettable Gift Wrapping

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I’m addicted to using fabric to wrap gifts especially odd shaped objects that I just don’t have a box for. I’ll buy fabric when I see it on sale for about a buck a yard and I also make use of sheets . I save and reuse every ribbon ever given to me. When I find wired ribbon on sale, whether at Michaels art supply or the 99cent store, I snatch it up! You’ll see in the video how magical the wired ribbon is when wrapping a gift in fabric. But you can also use twine or rafia.

I wrapped a make-up kit in brown paper bags and then cut out a few fashion pictures from a magazine I had and glue sticked them to the outside. I even used a measuring tape as the “ribbon” and a garment label as the name tag!

For a 1 year old boys birthday I bought a truck from the 99cent store and filled it with goodies.

For hostess gifts Ive bought mini  heirloom tomatoes and put them in a recycled jar with a little burlap fabric over the lid with a ribbon. Save those pretty jars…they make great containers for gifts.

The simplest gifts get the most joyous reaction when they feast their eyes on your creation!

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By |2017-03-11T19:44:40+00:00November 14th, 2014|Inspiration, Pretty Home, Uncategorized|2 Comments


  1. Eva Archie November 21, 2014 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    Just when I think that I am down and out. I pull up your blogs and you cause me to ruffle up my feathers once more and you inspire me to keep moving. Thank you for that!

    • Michael December 4, 2014 at 7:13 am - Reply

      Oh Eva!! That is music to my ears!! (Not that you were down and out 😉 ) But that my whimsical ramblings could make a difference! Helping others is truly the best part of ourselves and I am always inspired but your FB comments and posts! Have an incredible Holiday my friend!!!

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