One of my biggest dilemma's is wrapping paper. I have to find the perfect wrapping paper so all the prizes look gorgeous under the tree. This started years ago when my daughter was very small and it all started with some Coca-Cola wrapping paper! I decided if I was going to have to have my tree up for so long that the presents should become part of the decor and give off a nice presentation. A that time I had a lot more people to buy for and I could save my daughters presents until a few days before Christmas so she wouldn't be tempted by hers.
There were a few years that I would decorate my own paper. I used Kraft paper and then stamped images on with acrylic paint or used Tulip paints to draw designs on them. I stopped that when I decided I didn't have 3 hours to spend on wrapping 5 presents. Now that I have my Christmas Party every year I want to make sure the paper is different and special for each party.
|Thang 1, Carmen Florida & Thang 2, Carmen Houston|
My daughter and I went and found wrapping paper for this year, of course I can't show that to you either right now. I guess I can't show ya'll much of anything I am doing these days and gives to the reason why my posts are so far and few between at this point. My daughter loves to wrap presents as much as I do and understands that every edge and corner needs to have a sharp crease and that there should be no ripples in the paper so she does quite well. When she was 8 years old she had went home with her Godmother Andrea and her 3 girls one weekend and it just happened to be a weekend where Andrea was going to be wrapping presents. The girls were all asleep but Shiane was still awake and Andrea asked if she wanted to help her wrap the presents. Shiane was quite excited about the task until she saw Andrea wrapping the presents. I will never forget Andrea calling me and telling me "Girl...she told me 'Auntie you wrap your presents all wrong' and then proceeded to show me the 'correct way' and I have to say that child can wrap a present like nobodies business!" *okie suddenly wonders if Chuck always saying "ya'll are just alike" is really true about her and her daughter and then decides Chuck is a man and therefore has no idea what he is talking about...EVER*.
At this time Shiane has been busy getting some of the prizes wrapped and we will do bows later after I get the tulle cut into strips. Been thinking about getting a Bowdabra, any thoughts on those?
Karen was smart is all I have to say!!! Those damn squirrels were running rampant back then, you just weren't diagnosed yet!!!ReplyDelete
I love wrapping too.My step-mom would have me wrap all her special family gifts to ship to Canada when I was 11. On the BOW maker,I've had one for 15 yrs. and it is helpful.Saves your hand from cramping up when doing 100's of bows---I like bows ^.^ Just remember to put the wire tie 1st,yea,yea I know after 15 yrs. I still forget,lol. It also has a post for the spool of ribbon but it gets tangleNmangled for some reason and the spool gets tossed on the floor >.< It's nice to have measurements too.ReplyDelete
I love your posts. The Bow-dabra-a great tool.ReplyDelete
Get a Bowdabra...you'll love it! Even I can make pretty bows with it.ReplyDelete