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« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2004 09:48:12 PM »

i bought a pack of 12 cute little ornaments from the dollar store im gunna tie on presents.
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« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2004 09:01:05 AM »

Here's what I did this year for christmas wrap;

I had a big roll of brown kraft paper I got for three dollars at office max just sitting around. I wrapped up my gifts and painted right on the paper with acrylics. Everything I wrapped was waterproof, and I didn't add any water to the paints, so I'm sure no damage has been done.

Happy wrapping!!!
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« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2004 10:24:50 AM »

For square boxes, you can weave ribbon around the entire package.  It looks really pretty.  Especially if you use varying widths, so it looks plaid!

For friends who like to sew, you can get used sewing patterns from the thrift store.  Those look really cool.  Or for friends who don't mind quirky, you can find an image of, for example, a butcher's diagram, and then have a little cut-out of a steak for a card...stuff like that.  Here's one for kangaroo cuts (!?):

http://www.kangaroo-industry.asn.au/products/cuts.htm

And one for beef:

http://hollinfarms.com/pages/beefcuts.html

I don't know why, but I'm kind of obsessed with kitschy meat images lately. 

But, like, a color by number pattern would be cool, too.  One of a little deer (aw). 

Here's one of goats:

http://lib1.store.vip.sc5.yahoo.com/lib/tlcapparel/Goatscbn.gif

Good luck!
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« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2004 03:41:04 PM »

- If anyone has little kids, they could have them color Christmas pictures on large sheets of paper for gift wrap.
- This time of year in many craft stores or even grocery stores, there are inexpensive colorful boxes that you can put gifts inside and the recipient can also use the box.
- Along those lines, if your gift happens to be a camera, film, camera bag, album, picture frame, anything like that, you could package it in a cute photo storage box.
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« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2004 07:43:05 AM »

I used newspaper this year. Newspaper bows, newspaper tags... I even took a person's cd, shoved it in the bottom of a BIG box and filled it up with newspaper strips. She'll have to dig through all of that to get to the bottom.. hahaha.

Next year, I want to use that outrageous furry fabric and make slipcovers for my presents. I'll just have to keep my eye open for that type of stuff on sale.
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« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2004 08:35:14 AM »

I even took a person's cd, shoved it in the bottom of a BIG box and filled it up with newspaper strips. She'll have to dig through all of that to get to the bottom.. hahaha.


Unless, of course, she happens to open the box upside down. It happens.  Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2004 09:17:57 AM »

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I used newspaper this year. Newspaper bows, newspaper tags... I even took a person's cd, shoved it in the bottom of a BIG box and filled it up with newspaper strips. She'll have to dig through all of that to get to the bottom.. hahaha.

oh, one of my friends in high school worked at mcdonalds, and so he got a ton of different sized boxes and wrapped them up one inside the other with a cd on the inner box.  the recipient had to open about 15 different boxes, some of which were wrapped in paper, plastic bags, duct tape, twine, and anything else that would be hard to open!
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« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2004 04:49:12 AM »

I made teacup candles this year for christmas.  I used little round craft boxes from hobby lobby.  I spray painted the bottoms gold and the lids white.  Then I stamped, in gold, a victorian lady's head (with one of those huge hats!) on  each lid.  I put a slanted gold ribbon across the top with a gold bow.  It's not a guady ugly gold.  I think they look really elegant and they were easy, quick, and fun to do!
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« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2004 10:45:37 AM »

I made teacup candles this year for christmas.  I used little round craft boxes from hobby lobby.  I spray painted the bottoms gold and the lids white.  Then I stamped, in gold, a victorian lady's head (with one of those huge hats!) on  each lid.  I put a slanted gold ribbon across the top with a gold bow.  It's not a guady ugly gold.  I think they look really elegant and they were easy, quick, and fun to do!

If you have a digital camera, could you post a pic? This sounds cool.
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« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2004 10:53:17 AM »

In one of my magazines (I think it may have been Budget Living) they suggested color photocopying items, like a colorful sweater, or some pretty fabric, or a bunch of candy wrappers, or anything else you can think of, onto 11x17 paper.  Then, use that to wrap your gifts in.  The pictures they showed in the magazine of wrapped presents were very cool.
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