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« on: January 02, 2009 10:17:23 AM »

I finally came up with a use for old phonebooks!  Wrapping Paper and bows!  Here I wrapped a cd in the phonebook paper (the white pages section with all the phone numbers of people).  Then I made a bow (from the coupon section because it was colorful) using a slightly altered version of a folded paper pinwheel.  Then I went through my felt scraps and found some scraps to add to the bow for a different texture and a pop of color.  My mom (the receiver of this fabulously wrapped gift) LOVED the idea!  What an awesome way to recycle!  Go me!  Yeah!   Grin



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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2009 10:39:20 AM »

Fun! And a great re-use!
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2009 11:11:31 AM »

Hey, why not! We get so many phone books a year, it's like a constant source of wrapping paper.  Cheesy Good idea. I think the bow really makes it.
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2009 07:33:55 AM »

OOOoo.  Very Pretty.
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2009 08:29:46 AM »

Very nice.  I like it a lot- classy!
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2009 11:19:30 PM »

I love this Kiss
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2009 05:13:53 PM »

Awesome!  I suggested a challenge for using phone books and this was just the type of thing I was thinking of!
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2009 07:47:49 AM »

Now I can't wait until I have another gift to wrap.  Looks great!
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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2009 02:41:58 PM »

The gift wrap it's lovely. The bow and the felt details are awesome. I must try this  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2009 07:51:55 AM »

When looking at the entries for this challenge, I was looking for ideas that I could easily replicate. This is the one for me!

Thrifty- free phone books (I get at least 2 delivered a year from different places).

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Stylish- the amazing bow from the colored section and the addition of the colored felt really looks sharp against the black and white of the wrapping.

I also love how it isn't holiday specific!

Now, if I can figure out a decent way to connect pages together to make large sheets, I can use it for even more gifts! Or, I'll just have to give small-sized gifts Wink
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