My in-laws gave us beautifully wrapped baby gifts when they showed up for the arrival of their first grand baby. Curly, pink ribbon swayed and bounced off the packages.
Guess what I did with that ribbon?
1. I used the same ribbon to wrap a package for his brother’s new baby. Unfortunately the post master cut most of it off because he said it would get tangled in the machines. I found this most disappointing, though I understood.
2. (But it was this second idea I pride myself on):
This is the second batch of ribbons I’ve been through. (Those gifts had A LOT o’ ribbon.) The first ones eventually splintered and wore out. This is the last of the ribbon. Once it wears thin, I like the look so much with the pink against the white, I think I’ll swing by a fabric store and buy some real, pink ribbon made of lace or something filmy and transparent.
Thanks for the great idea, Grandma and Grandpap!
Tell me your idea of something you reused or upcycled. I’d love to hear!
Articles about gift wrap:
- Gift-Bags Are Lazy … Wrap A Box! (stylingmyeveryday.com)
- Unwrapping Gift Wrap (business2community.com)
- wrap that gift (busylittlehome.wordpress.com)
- Wrapping: the Start (itsawrapgifts.wordpress.com)
- “Broken” In (reusethematerialgirl.wordpress.com)