Today, I've wrapped for a few hours and it is almost done. Whew! But, boy doesn't a gorgeous package almost reach out for you? Aren't you just crazy-curious about what is in such a beautiful wrapper! That's the way my mind works. So, I have always tried to create packages that go with my Christmas decor and draw my family and friend's curiosity to them. I must add, though that I spend very little money to create this look--I am the horder of the ribbons from all gatherings and I love wading through a sea of ribbons!
The pictures below cost me nothing to create--my hoarding skills served me well--I had everything in my stash. Enjoy and be curious--great wrapping elevates a candy bar to something gourmet!
I have no fancy skills. I wrap packages the old-fashioned way--in paper, I just go a little crazy with ribbon! I don't always put all the packages under the tree. I love seeing the individual packages and so I put them in plain view so they can be enjoyed and anticipated!
I am not afraid to combine different ribbons. When I do purchase ribbon, I try to buy good ribbon so I can reuse it--sometimes I ask for my ribbons back if I know it will be thrown away! Some of my ribbons in my stash are 10 years old or more!
This is just a simple satin ribbon in a light gray--couldn't you just swim in a tub full of it?
I was raised with a seamstress for a mother and her love of textiles was passed on at an early age.
This one's for my hubby and he doesn't mind my ribbon fetish--too much.
Who knows if I'll blog again before Christmas--not me, so I always want you to know how very much you are appreciated and blogging provides a break from life for me that is sometimes desperately needed--know what I'm saying? I enjoy you all and wish you another Merry Christmas and Happy Winter Solstice! Robin
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