The star, your fabulous tree, is dressed and awaiting the moment when your family and friends are gathered around it. The mantle, walls and furniture become the beautiful stage for the star. You are the director of this production we call Christmas. Every great show needs a supporting cast and we can use our gifts for this purpose. We hope that we’ve given the perfect thing to our crazy, funny, zany, unusual and just plain weird family members, which are our audience. When they attend our show on Christmas day, we want the outside wrapping of their gift to be as fabulous as the surprise inside. So what can we do to make it extraordinary?.....We could become the wrapping divas! Here's a few ways to begin.
Glittered letters glued on the pages of an old book could be used next year as an accent on a table or nestled in a tree. The book on top is to start your 'to do' list for next year. And the gift inside......it's a secret.
Felt flowers, wool roving and yarn transform this package into a beautiful gift. You might even want to keep it yourself.
A simple white box, dressed in a great sweater, accented with a feather brooch. (Safety pins help hold the ends together) The receiver may forget about what is in the box.
Who would have thought a rag rug could make such a beautiful wrapping? (Use safety pins to hold the rug together on the sides and the bottom) Adding beautiful ribbon is just the right finishing touch.
I love to use the ordinary and turn it into the extraordinary. A shower curtain cut to fit, secured with clear packing tape and bound with raffia. The flowers were made from coffee filters (2 for each flower, folded together and wire wrapped at base of flower to hold shape. Use the wire to attach to the raffia)
Use their favorite candy instead of styrofoam to cushion the gift. Have a piece for yourself...you deserve it.
scarfs wrapped around a gift with knitting needles to hold it in place
mittens or gloves could hold a gift card
wallpaper, newspaper, pages from a magazine or junk mail to cover you packages would be eco-friendly and funky
worn out legs of jeans or ams of a shirt could be a wine cover
write words, quotes or the receivers name all over the wrapping
Now it's your turn to make that 'cast' shine and maybe even steal the show. Leave us some comments or better yet a picure or two!