Tuesday, February 15, 2011
A Case for Creative Giftwrap
I didn't think so.
My daughter gave her fiance a fabulous leather Fossil duffel bag for Christmas and was in a quandary about how to wrap it.
First we just wrapped in in this plaid paper (wanting something masculine) but then I noticed that the box was
nearly the size of a suitcase.
As is so often the case (pun intended) once I started I couldn't stop.
It begged for a handle. I twisted one out of brown paper. Straps I made from ribbon.
Travel stickers seemed to be in order so I made some
with winter and ski themes.
The gift tag became a luggage tag and I cut a key out of cardboard and attached them both with some twine.
I took a picture of it under the tree. Okay I'll admit I was a little proud of myself.
Before she took it to her fiance's house I gave her strict instructions NOT to allow him to pick it up.
"Why did you let him pick it up?"
"MOM! It had a handle. A handle says 'pick me up."
I must admit now being even more proud of myself. As you can see the "suitcase" endured the test.
Oh yeah, he was really happy with what was inside too.