Craft Challenge #34 – Thrifty & Stylish Gift Wrapping

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This month, our challenge was Thrifty & Stylish Gift Wrapping! This challenge gave members the opportunity to come up with inexpensive wrapping techniques and/or a wrapping solution that could be reused in the future. There were many creative entries this month, but only one winner!

Member _Blackbird_ created this wrapping extravaganza for Christmas morning! Yes, your eyes are not deceiving you. It’s a monster attacking a city! 🙂

Dinomonster Tank
Dinomonster Car
The car even had real, working lights! To see more images of her amazing wrapping creation, visit her thread here:

_Blackbird_ is the winner of a copy of the new book Knitting for Good!: A Guide to Creating Personal, Social, and Political Change Stitch by Stitch by Betsy Greer of

Knitting for Good

about this book (from the publisher)

In the last five years knitting has undergone a complete transformation. Once considered a grandmotherly craft, knitting is now embraced by new generations of young, socially and politically conscious crafters. For these new knitters, their craft represents much more than the finished project; their knitting is a way to slow down in a fast-paced culture, subvert producers of mass manufactured merchandise, embrace the domestic, connect to people in their community, support communities across the globe, and express their own personal style and creativity. Betsy Greer, creator of, has written the handbook for this new culture of knitters. By highlighting the subversive, revolutionary, and political aspects of knitting, Greer shows readers that knitting can be a profound way to:Connect to ourselves by embracing the personal and meditative aspects of knitting;Reach out to our community through sharing our skill and through charity knitting; andSupport others across the globe by using knitting as a form of activism and expression.

She offers musings, thoughts, tips, stories, and step-by-step projects—all in support of the belief that every time we knit we have the opportunity to create positive change in the world.

All of the entries can be seen here, but here are a few of my personal favorites!

sunspotted crafted an amazing (and chilly!) maze and snow creation for her wrapping this year!
Snow presents
See more images and project details here:

sarahj2001 cooked up this crazy deep-fried wrapping!
Deep-Fried Wrapping
To see more of this one of a kind creation, visit this thread:

Many thanks to all of the participants this month and a special thanks to Betsy Greer for a wonderful prize package!

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  1. gwendz says:

    wow! niice ideas for wrapping prezzies ^^

  2. RedDogChew says:

    heeheehee, how cute!

  3. juliemarg says:

    Thank you for sharing nice ideas…

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