Saturday, November 19, 2011

Gift-Wrapping Day

Roger la Borde Christmas Gift Bags, on eBay


  • Need to de-clutter and clean out your car? I do this every time I find myself sitting in it waiting for someone. Do you need to restock things you might keep in your car, such as Kleenex, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, a cell phone charger, mints, lipstick, and hand lotion?

  • Are you mailing out Thanksgiving cards? Do you have time to write a few Christmas or holiday cards today?

  • Have you eaten fresh fruit in the last two days? An apple, banana, strawberries, melon?

TODAY'S PROJECT: Gift Wrapping

Christmas Stripe Wired Ribbon, at The Container Store

I'm wrapping gifts tonight. I've been buying gifts here and there over the past three or four months, tucking them away into my gift closet. I'll wrap them while I watch some shows I saved up on my Tivo.

I'll label the gifts carefully so I know who to mail them to or which gift pile to put them in in my home. After they're wrapped, I'll store the gifts in a Sterilite bin in my closet. This protects them from the cats, who like to chew on the corners of boxes that look or smell intriguing.

I'm looking forward to adding some special touches to my gift wrap. I want to make my inexpensive gifts more fun and exciting to open. I'll add some sequins and sparkles to some of the gifts, and glue some fake Swarovski crystals onto some of the ribbons I'm tying around the gifts. I tuck small inexpensive acrylic ornaments into the bows sometimes too.

How much gift wrapping can you get done tonight, assuming you've shopped for some gifts already?

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